Two 5 Star Reviews for Solace (The Avengement Series #2) by Caddy Rowland #MM #Murder @caddyorpims

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Title: Solace (The Avengement Series #2)
Author Name: Caddy Rowland
Publication Date & Length: July 8, 2015 – 202 pgs

Synopsis

The Avengement Series: Sometimes a person gets pushed too far. .

Book Two: Solace (A Caddy Rowland Psychological Thriller & Drama)

Where the hell is Brady?

It should have taken about a half hour for him to walk to town and back. As Tory heads out to walk the beach searching for him, a soft smile plays on his face. He can just imagine the ribbing Brady will give him when they meet coming toward each other.

Instead, he comes face to face with his worst nightmare. There is his husband, lying in the water, bleeding and gasping for breath. Brady, petrified and struggling to stay alive, tries to tell Tory something about a boat. Then his frightened eyes stare into Tory’s as he manages to say “I love you” one last time. He’s gone before Tory can even tell him the same.

The police believe it’s a robbery gone wrong. Tory wonders if it isn’t a hate crime. He swears he’ll find the killer, even if the police give up trying. No one is going to get away with gutting the man he loved, leaving him like trash to die alone. Nothing will stop him from getting justice for Brady.

Not even murder.

(Note: Although there is an object tying these novels together, each gritty drama is a stand-alone psychological suspense thriller with a complete story arc.

Karma really can be a bitch—especially when it scores a willing partner.

Themes in this book: revenge, retribution, vigilante justice, failure of the justice system, abuse of power.

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FiveStars

Holy crap! This book was both awesome and intense.  From the very beginning, I was on the edge of my chair reading.  Despite the fact that this mystery was not a difficult one to figure out, I still enjoyed the story a lot.
This book was the second in the series, but I do not feel that you needed to have read the first to understand the depth of love that the characters felt for each other, nor do you need to read book 1 in order to catch the gist of Jasmine’s past.
Tory and Brady had the kind of love that was epic.  It was beyond what most people find in their lifetime.  I cried for Tory when Brady was lost to him.  I could really feel his anguish.  Rowland did an amazing job at not hurrying the timeline, without actually having much happen.
Tory and Jasmine have the type of friendship where they would do anything and everything for each other.  For her, Tory was her lifeline when she needed it and in this story, their roles have now reversed.  I really was struck by the love they shared, the trust, the loyalty.  Tory’s character was drowning in despair and even through it all, he was able to laugh at times, without losing his objective.  He was able to look towards something.  Jasmine’s character was a strong, independent character who helped Tory, just as his character did in book 1.
With the awesome manner that these characters teased out the mystery behind Brady’s murder, I can’t see how this series will go on.  However, with such pretty shoes that Jasmine owns, I love how they are not finished.  I also really liked how book 1 was tied back in to 2, even though I read them out of order.
I can’t wait for the next installment!
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FiveStars

I loved Tory in book 1 when he was there for Jasmine.  Book 2 takes us to the murder of Tory’s husband Brady. Tory and Jasmine are great together as friends. I loved the fact that there wasn’t anything they wouldn’t do for each other. They had unconditional trust in each other.

Tory and Brady were so in love, the murder was so crushing to Tory.  You could just feel the heartbreak that he was experiencing.

There was so much suspense in tracking the murderer, excellent planning on Tory and Jasmine’ s part.  The story was so good it kept me hoping they’d get away with it. I loved how the series will continue with the shoes.  Excellent read. Totally loved it as much as book 1.

Sherry

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AuthorBio

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.

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