One man buried in secrets. Another still grieving the love he lost. Their worlds collide in a battle between memories, old and new, while trust hangs by a fragile thread.
Syren Rua is at war. He battles painful childhood demons and his intense need for the first person who makes him feel. As Faro, Syren makes deals with the worst while taking the steps necessary to bring his family’s killer to justice. He isn’t one to indulge in selfish needs, but he’ll make the time in this instance. Syren has been watching Kane Ashby, craving the grieving man for his own. He’s always stayed away from temptation, but that’s about to change.
Kane isn’t over the death of his long-time partner. He’s certainly not ready for a relationship, sexual or otherwise, but Syren isn’t a man who takes no for an answer. The unpredictable Syren offers nothing but secrets and brings with him memories so dark, they could wipe out any chance the two might ever have. Syren brings Kane’s heart back to life. But it is also Syren who could inflict the most damage.
It is the saddest story in the Brooklyn Sinners series so far. It is filled with pain, grief, heartbreak, sacrifices, terror, blood, violence, and torture…
It’s a multidimensional story, actually three in one: the story of Syren, the story of Kane, and finally the love story of the two of them.
Syren’s façade falls off, and the real Syren is broken and strong, determined and sweet, vulnerable and kinky. He is like no one else. He is special. He is precious. And deserves to be loved more than anyone else.
Kane swallowed the bile in his throat. How could that happen to anyone, let alone the man who sat beside him now? Beautiful and strong and vibrant, and yet broken, in ways Syren himself probably never realized. How did things like that happen?
Kane is withdrawn and morose. It’s been years, but he is still incapable of moving on after his partner, Bailey’s death. Syren makes Kane smile again, brings him back to life, and makes him want to move on.
I could feel for Kane, but he is not as likeable as I expected. His guilt, hesitation, and recovery from grief are well-built and his character is nicely executed until the end of the story.
I hated Kane at the end. How could he believe Syren had been unfaithful to him? How could he not trust Syren after all those tears, shared secrets, confessions, and beautiful moments. I can’t believe he didn’t give him a chance to explain. And not only because it hurts, but it doesn’t fit Kane’s character either. I hated this ending.
I loved Syren, and loved the story, despite all the pain and suffering. There was a pretty unexpected twist, and lots of heartbreaking moments. The only thing I’m not fully satisfied is Kane’s character.
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