Title: Safe in His Arms
Author Name & Publisher: Renae Kaye (Dreamspinner Press)
Publication Date & Length: November 28, 2014 – 208 pgs
In the late-night quiet of the caravan park shower room, Lon Taylor washes away the filth of the Western Australian mines. He’s not looking for anyone, but when Casey offers, Lon doesn’t turn him down.
Welcoming the young man in his big, hairy arms, Lon provides a safety to Casey that he has never known, and Casey wants to stay forever. Still reeling from the breakup of his family years ago, Lon’s not sure he’s ready for the responsibility of the comfort and security Casey craves.
But perhaps Lon can risk opening his heart again and hoping for a brighter future. Casey has some pretty big skeletons in his past to deal with. And Lon wonders what Casey will do when he finds out how badly Lon failed at protecting the ones he loved eight years ago.
Safe in his arms could not have been a better name for this book that is for sure. And I would up front give a warning to anyone reading this review before hand to get an idea of whether they will like it or not that if they have triggers to abuse and rape then this is not the book for you.
Casey has to be the strongest character that I have ever read about. He has faced such adversity and pain and abuse and even rape at the hands of the person that is supposed to protect him (his father) that he is truly a strong individual to be able to face all of that and move on with his life and still such an optimistic out look on his life. He is truly my hero. He could have shut down and given up after all the things that he had to face in his childhood but he did not and he did not let it rule his life or ruin him. He let it help to shape him into a better person.
Lon is another hero in my eyes. He had so much pain from losing his family to a tragedy that most would not want to take the chance on love for fear of losing them but not Lon. He is also so supportive of Casey and wants to do whatever is on his power to make him happy. They are just perfect for each other in every way.
It was not all meet each other, fall in love and happily ever after either, they had major issues to deal with along the way and fall outs to work through but together they are unstoppable.
I can not wait to read the next book in the series. This is definitely a five star read in my opinion.
Renae Kaye is a lover and hoarder of books who thinks libraries are devilish places because they make you give the books back. She consumed her first adult romance book at the tender age of thirteen and hasn’t stopped since. After years – and thousands of stories! – of not having book characters do what she wants, she decided she would write her own novel and found the characters still didn’t do what she wanted. It hasn’t stopped her though. She believes that maybe one day the world will create a perfect couple – and it will be the most boring story ever. So until then she is stuck with quirky, snarky and imperfect characters who just want their story told.
Renae lives in Perth, Western Australia and writes in five minute snatches between the demands of two kids, a forbearing husband, too many pets, too much housework and her beloved veggie garden. She is a survivor of being the youngest in a large family and believes that laughter (and a good book) can cure anything.