Book Reviews

Creed (Honeybone 2) by A.J. Llewellyn at eXtasy Books

Genre Gay / Contemporary / Officers of the Law / Erotic Romance / Mystery/Suspense/Thriller / Action/Adventure
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 21-November-2017

Book Blurb

US Marshall Honeybone is taunted by notes from serial killer Richard Stance. But Stance is supposedly dead, so who is threatening to kill his boyfriend?

Dean Honeybone has made great progress in his recovery from a plane crash in Queensland, Australia. Now in New Orleans with his lover, French chef Jean-Luc Sebastien, Honeybone is scheduled to get back to work except…he's started receiving nasty notes. The sender claims to be watching him. The sender claims to be Richard Stance, the man he was accompanying on the plane to Australia when it crashed.

Unwilling to put his lover at risk, Honeybone wants to send Jean-Luc out of the country, he hopes, to safety and returns to work on a Louisiana murder case. Jean-Luc, unwilling to run, stays in New Orleans, putting a strain on the two men's relationship. Meanwhile, Kaia Pendleton, the little girl Dean rescued in the crash, wants to visit Dean and Jean-Luc as promised. With the crazy letters and calls escalating, Honeybone fears the killer's prophecy of fulfilling his creed.


NOTE: This book was previously released by Extasy Books in 2010 and by Amber Allure in 2013.


Book Review

Just as amazing as the first book in this series (Honeybone), this second volume held me spellbound - but for somewhat different reasons. Where the first volume focused on the serial killer and Honeybone's determination/obsession to capture him, in this second book it is Honeybone's personal life at the center of attention. As a result, the threats he is presented with are also of a more personal nature.

The pace of the story is as relentless as in book one. Events make it look as though the serial killer might have survived after all. Frankly, I'm still not sure that he's dead, even if the bad guy in this book turns out not to have been him. Kaia, the girl Honeybone saved from dying when their plane crashed, is as delightful as ever and plays an increasingly important role in Honeybone and his lover Jean-Luc's lives. As for the ex-lover Rongo who seems to want to give their relationship another go - you'll have to read the book to find out. All I'll say is that I was never as disgusted with him as in this installment of the story!

The descriptions of New Orleans were brilliant. I grew to love the characters even more and I can't wait to read the third book. I can only recommend you read this series to see for yourself!




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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Novella, 20069 words/70 pages
Heat Level
Publication Date 10-November-2017
Price $3.99 ebook
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