Book Reviews

Finding Lost Treasures (Cade Creek 18) by Stormy Glenn at Siren Publishing

Genre Gay / Contemporary / Erotic Romance
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 31-August-2018

Book Blurb

All Hector Cruz wanted was a place to call his own, but buying a rundown farm came with more problems than he'd been expecting. Between the needed repairs, the problems at work, and the man hiding out in his basement, he was starting to wonder if finding a place to call home was worth the headache.

Wilson Jacks was hiding. He'd done some really horrible things and now he was paying the price for his crimes. Being alone in the world made him ache for all the things he couldn't have. He had no friends, no home, no one to call his own, but that was a punishment in itself, one he felt he richly deserved.

When his world collides with the one man who doesn't expect perfection, learning to accept that he might not be a monster isn't as hard as accepting the fact that Hector is attracted to him. The fragile peace Will finds in Hector's arms begins to shatter when the chaos he's been avoiding comes knocking on the door.

Book Review

‘Finding Lost Treasures’ is an excellent title for this story of hidden potential, finding forgiveness, and starting a new life. With main characters who are ideally suited to each other, if they can manage to learn to trust each other, the key message is one of hope. Both Hector and Will were secondary characters in the previous book, and I was sort of hoping Hector would get a chance at love. Will did some pretty bad stuff – all because he was blackmailed into it – so I can’t say I liked him from the start. But I was curious to see how Stormy was going to redeem him. I have to say that she did an excellent job!

Hector is a bartender and was one of Terry’s roommates in the previous book, got shot for his trouble when helping out, and has now finally decided to buy the farmhouse he has always wanted. It may be neglected and need a lot of work, but Hector doesn’t mind. Then there is trouble at the bar, he discovers he has an unwanted “lodger” in the basement, and he decides to be supportive instead of ratting out a man who may have made some mistakes but seems willing to turn his life around. I loved Hector for his open mind and his determination to help rebuild Will’s self-confidence.

Will used to be a paramedic before disaster hit and now that he has lost his job and his apartment, he has no idea what to do. He has completed his community service to atone for his misdeeds but decides to hide in an abandoned farmhouse until he can figure out what to do – only to find out that Hector has bought it and moved in. With only one bag to his name he has not much hope for the future – but once Hector discovers him, things begin to change for the better – despite Will’s shame and fears.

Hector isn’t too sure he wants to be in a relationship, but could do with some help restoring the house. Will is sure nobody will want him, not with all the mistakes he has made, but is more than willing to work for a roof over his head. Very quickly both men feel an attraction to the other that they can’t seem to resist. But when disaster strikes in the form of Will’s past catching up with them, they both realize that it’ll be easier to get through the crisis if they stick together.

If you like stories where one character “saves” the other from himself, if you want to watch two strangers band together against a threat, and if you’re looking for a heartwarming read about redemption, hope, and newfound love, then you will probably like this newest novella in the fantastic ‘Cade Creek’ series.





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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Novella, 127 pages/35000 words
Heat Level
Publication Date 30-August-2018
Price $5.50 ebook
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