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The Blinding Light by Renae Kaye

Blinding Light

The Blinding Light by Renae Kaye

Series: The Tav, Book 1
Published by: Dreamspinner Press on July 14, 2014
Rating: 4 stars (★★★☆☆)

Jake Manning is in a bit of a rough spot. He’s up to his eyeballs in debt, which he took on to help his family. He doesn’t allow people to take advantage of him, and that’s made it difficult for him to hold down a steady job. And he’s reached a point of desperation. So when he applies for a housekeeping job for what he learns is one of the most difficult clients his potential employer has ever seen, he agrees to take on the challenge. Despite everything else, he is truly a hard worker. But even Jake wasn’t prepared for Patrick Stanford. Patrick is rude, bossy, blind… and perhaps one of the most attractive men Jake has ever seen. Not one to be taken advantage of, however, Jake pushes back just enough that he might be able to nudge Patrick toward some proper manners. And although Patrick is technically Jake’s employer, they strike a bit of a friendship that Jake wishes could become something more. But is Patrick even gay? And how can Jake find time for a relationship when his mother and sisters are always waiting in the wings for him to help them out?

I don’t know that I have much else to say about this except that it is entertaining. The banter between Jake and Patrick made me grin and chuckle most of the time, especially with some of the notes they would leave for each other. And there are some pleasant surprises along the way in this story that keep it interesting. I feel like a few issues from the past were sort of glossed over quickly when they came up–in ways that felt a bit abrupt. But overall, this is one that I enjoyed.

The Blinding Light at the Dreamspinner Press website

Safe in His Arms by Renae Kaye

23479658Title: Safe in His Arms
Author: Renae Kaye
Published: November 28, 2014
Pages: 208
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Publisher Website: link
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
Review:

Casey has had been through a very traumatic experience which has left him unable to trust most people, especially men. But when he meets Lon by chance in the shower of his grandmother’s trailer park, the two hit it off in completely unexpected ways. There is something about Lon that Casey finds safe, and despite a significant age difference, Casey wants to pursue their relationship. But Lon has a history of his own and events in his own past that he still hasn’t come to terms with and when the two come to a head, will they be able to make it work?

I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect with this one, but I found myself pleasantly surprised. Casey and Lon’s relationship is endearing and emotional and sometimes just downright amusing, too. I really enjoyed reading about them and their experiences.

Content warning: Discussions of past sexual abuse.