3.5 and 3 Stars for Lifeline by Brynn Stein #MM #Paranormal @BrynnStein @dreamspinners


Title: Lifeline
Author Name & Publisher: Brynn Stein (Dreamspinner Press)
Publication Date & Length: November 4, 2015 – 55pgs


Eric Duncan rolls into a quaint Upstate New York town to sell medical supplies. He doesn’t intend to stay long, but an apparently homeless man whom he keeps running into catches his attention. While passersby ignore the man, Eric can’t leave the situation alone.

Dennis Hayden’s last memory is of hiking in the mountains. He doesn’t know how he ended up in town, nor how he keeps popping up in various places. He walks around aimlessly, trying to recall something as simple as his name. He’s not sure what to think of the stranger he sees repeatedly, and who keeps trying to talk to him.

While meeting a potential client at the hospital, Eric overhears a young lady looking for her brother who went missing several days ago, while hiking. Eric recognizes the picture of Dennis on the flyer and sets out to reunite him with his sister.

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This was a quick, short read that was an insta love story.  While I normally don’t like this, it was slightly unexpected, but not altogether bad.

I really enjoyed Dennis and Sarah and Eric.  They made a funny, sweet trio.  I don’t know why Bruce was even mentioned in the story – he was very unnecessary.

While it was a VERY short story, it was sweet and wished that there were going to be more to it – developed more.



So in this book Eric travels a lot for work. On one of those trips he meets Dennis.
Now I had a really hard time believing a lot of this Novella. There were just parts that did not seem right to me. I don’t want to go to much into what I had a hard time with because I do not want to spoil this book for someone else. So I will try to explain without spoilers..
The laughing and joking around at times that were supposed to be serious or what I thought were supposed to be serious moments was a little weird to me.
Then there was the super fast way their relationship moved. One minute Dennis does not believe him and the next they are moving in together. That happened a little to fast to me and I honestly am not sure how I feel about them as a couple because you really do not see them together much.
I really did like where the author was going with this story, I just had a hard time wrapping my head around some parts of this book.

So I am sad to say this Novella was just not for me…



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Brynn Stein has always loved to write. Fan fiction, original fiction, whatever. While Brynn wrote in numerous genres—everything from mystery, to contemporary, to supernatural—she had always tended toward strong male characters. And then she discovered “slash,” male/male romance, and all those strong male characters were finally allowed to express their love for one another. It seems that there are always at least two characters clamoring to tell Brynn their story.

Brynn lives in Virginia with one of her two two-legged children, and two four-legged ones. Her supportive family encourages her writing and provides a sounding board for fledgling stories. When she isn’t writing, Brynn teaches children with special needs. In free time, when such a thing exists, she reads anything she can get her hands on, and haunts bookstores. She draws and paints, and enjoys the outdoors—especially if she can get to the beach—and is always thinking about her next story.

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