Title: Baptism by Fire: A Sibley Jackson Short Gay MM Romance (Where There’s Smoke Series #5)
Author Name & Publisher: Sibley Jackson, Caddy Rowland
Publication Date & Length: May 6, 2015 – 51 pgs
Happy ever after. Three little words shouldn’t have to be so difficult.
After Andy and Cody get “caught in the act” by Cody’s father, Cody finds himself without a home, and both men find themselves unemployed.
As they try to build a life together, the pressure of being everything and everyone in Cody’s narrowed world presses down on Andy. In addition, all of Andy’s career plans are going up in smoke—and Cody holds himself responsible. Lost dreams and lost family could easily prove to be too much.
Trust. Patience. Faith. Forgiveness. Will the two men find enough of each to walk through fire and come out still holding hands? If so, they’ll have truly earned their happy ever after.
If not, both men will bear the scars of a beautiful love gone horribly wrong.
*Book 5 of the Where There’s Smoke Series. Each book is a short storywhich can be read simply to enjoy the sex scenes, but the story itself is aserial, spanning six books.
I was given this in return for an honest review by Inked Rainbow Reads.
This book started out with bang. WOW. Guess his dad reacted just like they figured he would.
Throughout the book I loved how Andy makes Cody feel truly loved. You have to just feel truly bad for Cody and what he went through.
A truly unbelievable ending to this book. It started out shocking me and ended the same. These books may be short and quick to read but they sure throw a punch, in the writing. I know the last book is going to be amazing.
NOTE: Caddy also writes gay m/m romance under the pen name Sibley Jackson. To be notified of new gay m/m romances by email, sing up here: http://tinyurl.com/kwzlad8
The drama of humanity. We live, die, love, hate, win and lose in a never-ending variety of ways. Often those ways are heart-wrenching. Other times they are not.
Why do people make the choices they do? Why do some abuse power? How do the powerless learn to survive? Why do a few dare to be different, while others conform—and why are so many disturbed by those who don’t?These are the questions that have always haunted author Caddy Rowland. Those questions keep her pounding away at her keyboard, creating novels showcasing the sublime joy and bitter tragedy of being human.
Caddy has always been a nonconformist. She likes to push the proverbial envelope when it comes to characterization and world building. Heroes have warts; villains have soft spots. Main characters don’t always learn their lessons because all too often we don’t, either. There isn’t always a happy ending, but sometimes there is. Otherwise she’d be predictable.
She writes for readers who like to think and feel; who like their stories to be raw, graphic, unpredictable, “real” and sometimes brutal. For readers who like their boundaries challenged; to be shown how rarely life decisions are truly black and white, but instead shades of grey.
Think of a carnival midway with books instead of rides. She asks you make sure you’re the minimum height if you plan on riding alone. You must also leave prejudices and inhibitions behind the entry gate. If you can’t, Rowland’s reads might be a tad much for you. Don’t worry. There are plenty of safer reads out there. Just step out of the line and find a more appropriate book for your reading enjoyment.
No, Caddy Rowland’s novels aren’t for everyone. But then again, they just might be for you.