Book Reviews

Patrick's Savior (Heroes 3) by Nic Starr

Genre Gay / Contemporary / Romance
Reviewed by Christy Duke on 17-December-2017

Book Blurb

How do you find love when someone doesn’t want you to be happy?

Patrick Edwards is dealing with a double whammy. Unwanted attention from his housemate’s boyfriend is making him feel uncomfortable in his own home, and he’s facing uncertainty with his employment as an administrative assistant at the local elementary school. He finally breathes a sigh of relief when a friend puts him in contact with Simon, who has a vacant room.

Simon Dawson is a paramedic who doesn’t hesitate to help Patrick. After all, no one should live in a house where they don’t feel safe. Simon develops feelings for Patrick, but doesn’t act on them—Patrick’s moved from a bad situation and doesn’t need his new housemate hitting on him. However, a weekend away changes everything when Simon realizes Patrick returns his feelings.

But someone doesn’t want Patrick and Simon to be happy. A series of strange letters arrive at the house, and things will get a lot worse before the two men get their happily ever after.


Patrick's Savior is part of a series but can be read stand-alone.

Book Review

Having caught glimpses of both Patrick and Simon several times in each of the previous two books in the series, I was interested in getting to know them more and watching them fall in love. Plus, I knew they’d be dealing with some ick factor in terms of a creepy stalker, so I was curious as to how the author was going to handle it, and how Patrick and Simon would deal with the added stress within the confines of their relationship.

Since moving into the house with Simon and his roommates six months before, Patrick and Simon have gotten to be really close friends, and unbeknownst to either of them, they each would like to make their relationship more. Simon takes Patrick to the mountains for a weekend to get him away after creepy stalker person got into their house and left a love letter on Patrick’s bed. Luckily, Simon is able to convince Patrick to call the police since obviously the behavior is escalating. Anyway, their weekend alone becomes their first weekend as a couple, when all is revealed.

I have to admit that I struggled quite a bit with this book. I wasn’t able to warm up to the main characters and the author wove several plot points in that, in my opinion, seemed scattered on the timeline progression almost as if something needed to be said or done in that spot to garner an emotional reaction. I liked the friendship that developed into love quite a bit. The mystery portion surrounding the stalker was rather bland and formulaic, in my opinion, and I guessed the identity very early in the story.

Regardless, if you enjoy friends to lovers, some angst and drama, plus a genuine sweet story, then this might be for you.

 

 

 

 

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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Novel, 197 pages/69000 words
Heat Level
Publication Date 29-September-2017
Price $4.00 ebook
Buy Link https://www.amazon.com/Patricks-Savior-Heroes-Book-3-ebook/dp/B075WB3L2H/