Book Reviews

Hiding the Moon (Fish Out of Water 4, Racing for the Sun 2) by Amy Lane at Dreamspinner Press

Genre Gay / Contemporary / Paranormal / Military/Former Military / Psychic Powers / Romance / Mystery/Suspense/Thriller
Reviewed by Christy Duke on 29-October-2018

Book Blurb

A Fish Out of Water/Racing for the Sun Crossover

 

Can a hitman and a psychic negotiate a relationship while all hell breaks loose?

 

The world might not know who Lee Burton is, but it needs his black ops division and the work they do to keep it safe. Lee’s spent his life following orders—until he sees a kill jacket on Ernie Caulfield. Ernie isn’t a typical target, and something is very wrong with Burton’s chain of command.

 

Ernie’s life may seem adrift, but his every action helps to shelter his mind from the psychic storm raging within. When Lee Burton shows up to save him from assassins and club bunnies, Ernie seizes his hand and doesn’t look back. Burton is Ernie’s best bet in a tumultuous world, and after one day together, he’s pretty sure Lee knows Ernie is his destiny as well.

 

But when Burton refused Ernie’s contract, he kicked an entire piranha tank of bad guys, and Burton can’t rest until he takes down the rogue military unit that would try to kill a spacey psychic. Ernie’s in love with Burton and Burton’s confused as hell by Ernie—but Ernie’s not changing his mind and Burton can’t stay away. Psychics, assassins, and bad guys—throw them into the desert with a forbidden love affair and what could possibly go wrong?

 

 

Book Review

“He let out an unhappy breath. “I know you probably think I’m just all moonbeams and sunshine and shit. But one of the reasons ‘my grades fell,’ as you so nicely put it, is that it’s hard. It’s hard for me to… to focus… when the world comes at me like it does. Knowing who’s good and who’s bad, if there’s donuts around the corner, if someone’s going to want me and listen to no, or trying to figure out how to say no if they won’t—it’s hard. I get lost. I forget what street I’m on or what day it is. So I need to sleep at the same time and wake up at the same time and do the same things every day.”

I have been on this ride with the author when this “novel” was just a bunch of shorts she posted on her blog until some of us started begging – hard – for the entire story of Ernie and Lee. Luckily for me the author was already percolating this book around in her mind so here I am, finally, getting the whole story PLUS being reunited with Ace and Sonny, two of my favorite people ever, along with Jackson and Ellery, two more men whom I adore. But, mostly, I wanted to see Lee and Ernie get the love and happiness they both truly deserve.

I strongly recommend that these books be read in order, at least the ‘Fish Out of Water’ books, although ‘Racing for the Sun’ is phenomenal and will give the background on Ace and Sonny. The reason I say this is because the evil men and the man who made them that way feature prominently in Jackson and Ellery’s novels, and he’s also the same man who used Ernie for his psychic gift in order to create the “perfect soldier”. Lee drops Ernie off with Ace and Sonny knowing they’ll keep him safe so Lee can go and join Commander Lacey’s team and take the man and his operation down.

“Ernie already knew what Burton felt for him. He could wait until Burton figured it out in his own head.”

Even though Lee and Ernie are very different people from Ace and Sonny, their romance and their love story shone with the same intensity, tenderness, and raw passion. I fell head over heels for Ernie. How could I not? He has been through so much in his life and having the ability to tell whether people are bad or good is exhausting sometimes. It’s no wonder that when Lee found him Ernie was using drugs and sex to quiet his mind enough to just survive in Albuquerque. I already adored Lee and the fact that he didn’t just kill Ernie as his orders were to do, but took the time to figure out that this guy is an innocent, just made me love him even more.

“The explosion happened, and… and I thought you were dead and I wanted to go with you. I almost… I almost killed all the fuckin’ things, do you get that? ’Cause if you weren’t there on the planet, there wasn’t any reason to hold back.”

‘Hiding the Moon’ is everything I hoped it would be and more. Lee and Ernie are incredible and seeing my other guys was like coming home. Thank you, Amy, for giving these men the very best happy ever after imaginable.

 

 

 

 

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Additional Information

Format ebook, print and audio
Length Novel, 216 pages/72907 words
Heat Level
Publication Date 23-October-2018
Price $6.99 ebook, $14.99 paperback, $14.99 bundle, $13.97 Audible
Buy Link https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/hiding-the-moon-by-amy-lane-9921-b