Title: Rescued (The Salvaged Series #1)
Author Name & Publisher: Shaye Evans (Kiss and Tell Publishing)
Publication Date & Length: January 19, 2016 – 69 pgs
At age sixteen, survival was all Colt Adams aimed for. Now at nineteen, he’s a college student and like all students who have finished their finals, Colt just wants to have fun and experience new things at local club DJ’s. But a night of harmless flirting turns dangerous when Colt collapses in the arms of a handsome uniformed stranger.
Who is this guy and why does he stay at Colt’s side until he wakes in the ER?
The past continues to haunt Colt but he’s not the only one running from regrets and memories he wishes to leave for dead. Can these two put their histories behind them to look to the future?
This book was just kind of blah for me. I didn’t really feel that the characters were developed, the story was one, maybe two dimensional at best and there was really no heat, connection or relationship between the two main characters.
Colt is a character that you want to get behind. He’s had a rough go of things and on his one night out that he allows himself, he ends up drugged and at the hospital. When you’re listening to his story – told from his POV, you see that he grew up in an abusive home and wasn’t ready to come out to his folks when he did. He struggled to survive, but ultimately did and then, somehow he stumbles on a guy, Chris, whom he could see himself having a relationship with.
Chris carries his own baggage and since he was young, decided that he wanted to help people. You really only get to see the tragedy that was his driving factor in him becoming a paramedic. There’s not much more to his character in this story. He likes Colt and wants to help others.
Then, throw in Colt’s mom – oh poor me, I couldn’t do anything about my husband throwing my son out, forgive me… I hated her. She was meek, weak, and didn’t deserve the grace that Colt afforded her.
So, unfortunately, I would skip this one – not really worth it.
Shaye Evans is a proud Australian author of the M/M Romance genre. She prides herself in not only writing the genre but also reading it. As an author and supporter to the LGBT community, Shaye wishes to inspire anyone who reads her books and hope they help in whatever insignificant or significant way.
At age nineteen, Shaye found her love in the genre when she read her first M/M and was instantly hooked, but it took her an entire year to begin writing her own. She has had five of nine short stories accepted to be published in 2014 alone. Something she is very proud to admit—and who wouldn’t be?
When not writing or plotting her next piece, Shaye keeps busy by either reading one of over four-hundred books in her collection, designing her next book cover, or shopping. She one day dreams of being a paramedic and her books making it to the movies!