My rating: 5 of 5 stars
*~~*ARC kindly provided by the author to me in exchange for an honest review *~~*
After zero-gravity heroics left astronaut Nicolas Rogers injured, his new job as a park ranger seems perfect. Being a caretaker of his corner of the Smoky Mountains makes him almost okay with having to be on Earth. More importantly, this deep in the woods, Nico’s practically a hermit at a remote ranger station. Sure, he has good friends in nearby Knoxville, but he’s otherwise free from petty drama and broken hearts… until Deen enters his world.
Caught in a compromising position by relentless paparazzi, rock star and international playboy Deen Jayse barely escaped with his career intact. He needs image rehab and a break from fame. His manager strongly suggests a stint in the Smokies, promoting national parks and being wholesome. Which would be a lot easier if Nico weren’t there in his sexy park ranger uniform.
Nico already has his hands full with arsonists at the park without Deen adding to his workload. He thinks he has to babysit a spoiled celebrity, but when he catches a glimpse of the man behind the persona he sees something he can’t resist. They’ve both experienced the isolation of fame, and while their loneliness brings them together, their worlds threaten to tear them apart. Deen can’t just drop everything to go live in the mountains, and Nico can’t abandon them… After a taste of being together, how can they possibly face a future apart?
Splinter is a standalone gay romance novel with a HEA ending and no cliffhanger. Book #2, Grasp, will be available August 22nd!
E. Davids has a natural way of writing and combines it with funny, charming character.
The idea of letting a ranger and a rockstar fall in love is the base for a thrilling story and I have to say: it’s hot.
At first you think Deen is a spoiled brat, only used to comfort but soon he adapts to the live in the nature. Something Nico had a great help with. 🙂
Soon between the two guys the sparks are flying, it’s getting hot an steamy and not only Deen is fond of uniforms.
The way that Nico hides a former life is giving the book a thrill, as well as the case with the arsonist. Deens limited time living in the woods is another part which gives the book it’s suspense.
I really liked how fast and great both guys get to know each other and how Deen is adapted to Nico’s live.
I can’t wait to read the next books in the series since it’s about Nico’s nice and funny friends, called The Significant Brother. 🙂
5 out of 5 stars for this. 😉