Book Reviews

Odd Man Out (Cade Creek 10) by Stormy Glenn at Siren Publishing

Genre Gay / Contemporary / Erotic Romance
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 03-January-2016

Book Blurb

Asked to look into a suspicion of abuse, Bear Black finds himself more intrigued by the man he is investigating than he really should be, especially considering the man is married. When he suspects that Andrew has been attacked, Bear goes in for the rescue and finds a man that calls to his soul as much as his protective instincts.

Dr. Andrew Sutherland has spent the last three years in hell, never knowing when one wrong move might end in another beating. Hiding his abuse from the world has become so common place, he doesn't even think of how odd his behavior might look to the outside world.    

When he's rescued from the latest attack by a man right out of his fantasies, Andrew doesn't know whether to submit to the desire he feels or run for the hills. But when his actions put Bear in danger, will Andrew be strong enough to stand up and protect the one man that has come to mean the world to him or will his fear prevent him from keeping Bear safe?

 

Book Review

‘Cade Creek’ has been a wonderful series so far, with its theme of abused men finding safety, a life partner, and a new home in the small but well-defended city of Cade Creek. This newest volume is no exception and pulled me in from the beginning. Bear is the vice president of Dorian’s (the undercover cop from book eight) motorcycle club, and he is wondering whether all the partnering-up is due to something in the water. It made me laugh and curious about his upcoming story at the same time. While the beginning is wistful, with Bear longing for a partner, it quickly gets quite serious as he discovers the abuse Andrew has suffered and when Bear’s friends ask him to help, he doesn’t hesitate for a second.

Andrew is in a living hell when Bear turns up in his life. The most recent beating administered by his wife Norma’s so-called cousin has Andrew closer to death than ever before. He may be a doctor, but he is also is malnourished, afraid of his own shadow, and can’t see a way out of his terrible situation. It started three years ago when he married Norma in Vegas – a fact he can barely comprehend since he is gay. But he was drunk, and she has a marriage license, so there isn’t a whole lot Andrew can do. The few attempts Andrew has made to escape have been met with the most vicious punishments, so even when Bear rescues him, Andrew can’t be sure they won’t find him again.

Bear is big, strong, and knows how to handle himself. Andrew touches him deep inside, and Bear has no idea how to deal with the sudden feelings he develops. Protectiveness he can understand, but there is more. As Bear adjusts to a new reality where Andrew is at his side, he also finds out more about the doctor’s background. With the help of his friends and the sheriff of Cade Creek, Bear sets out to ensure Andrew’s safety. More than one surprise await him as he delves into the details, but he won’t rest until Norma and her “cousin” are in prison, and Andrew can become the man Bear spends the rest of his life with.

If you like stories about abused men who take their life back under their own control, if a big, strong guy coming to the rescue of a physically weaker man are your thing, and if you’re looking for a read that is emotional, touching, and has more than one unexpected twist, then you will probably like this novella. I think it is a worthy addition to the Cade Creek saga!

 

 

 

 

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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Novella, 137 pages/38262 words
Heat Level
Publication Date 31-December-2015
Price $4.99 ebook
Buy Link http://www.bookstrand.com/book/odd-man-out