Monday, August 3, 2015

Snowcroft Safehouse by Christi Snow

Snowcroft Safehouse (Snowcroft Men, #2)Snowcroft Safehouse by Christi Snow

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Snowcroft Safehouse was one heck of a ride. The prologue is explosive and starts the book off with a bang…literally. Despite already looking forward to reading this book, Ms. Snow managed to hook me in even further and I was quickly immersed in Declan’s story as he finds himself in the Witness Protection Program – the only surviving member after his rock band was targeted by a mobster. I liked that the author included a note at the end of the book stating that she took procedural liberties regarding WITSEC within the story, but for me it was unnecessary as I had no problem going with the flow as Declan was transferred from the custody of the US Marshalls to the FBI for his protection. The believability factor was upped after Declan and Law’s conversation about the homophobic agents Declan was forced to deal with and that Law just so happened to have access to property in Snowcroft, New Mexico.

As it’s been over a year since I read Snowcroft Lost, I wasn’t sure of how welcoming the community would be to Finn (Declan’s alias) as an openly gay man. However, Law managed to make Finn’s sexuality a non-issue by obtaining him employment in a job that guaranteed him immediate acceptance into the community – the middle school band teacher. I enjoyed how fate kept throwing Finn and Jack into one another’s paths – at Jack’s bar, the music store, and the middle school as Jack’s daughter quickly became Finn’s most promising student. Despite Jack being firmly in the closet and having no intention of coming out of it in fear of how it would impact his daughter and Finn not wanting a relationship with anyone while having to lie about his identity, neither man is able to resist the other for very long. The chemistry between Finn and Jack is intense and the sex scenes between the guys are hot. But when Declan’s survival becomes public knowledge and his past comes back to finish off the job, Jack and his daughter get caught in the crossfire and Declan’s chance at a happily ever after is at risk.

Snowcroft Safehouse definitely delivered on the action. I was quite surprised with just how far Ms. Snow took the story in regards to Declan facing off against the mobster at the end of the book, but it certainly added to the suspense. In addition to the relationship that Declan (Finn) is building with Jack, we are treated to the bond that is forged between Declan and Law. Although the underlying circumstances are different, the fact that both men suffer from PTSD and are able to understand the other’s suffering and lend support as needed added to the richness of Declan’s character. It also laid the foundation for Law’s book – which I look forward to reading once it’s released. Fans of Snowcroft Lost will be pleased to know that Trevor and Jamie do make an appearance in this installment so we get to find out how they are faring. Snowcroft Safehouse was an excellent addition to the Snowcroft Men series and I cannot wait for Snowcroft Restoration.

I received a complimentary copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.
Reviewed by Angela at Crystal's Many Reviewers!

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