Danny Sims is in over his head, torn between his abusive lover, Joshua, and Jay Holtsclaw, the bartender up the street, who offers Danny the one thing he never gets at home: understanding.
When Joshua threatens to get rid of Danny’s terrier, Danny knows he has to act fast. Afraid of what Joshua will do to the dog, and afraid of what Joshua will do to him if he tries to leave, Danny does the only thing he can do.
But Danny isn’t a complete fool. He has enough sense to run into the arms of the man who actually cares for him—the man he’s beginning to trust.
Just as their lives together are starting to fall into place, Danny and Jay learn how vengeful Joshua can be.
And how dangerous.
WOW is the first words that come to me while I sit here to put a review together. Another new author to me, John Inman, has blown me away with this story. I was expected a little “dark” considering the blurb but what I got was a story full of heart ache and eventually new love. I don’t feel there is a need to recap what the blurb already states so I will focus on the story without giving spoilers away.
There are books that make you feel the emotions and then there are books that demand you to feel the emotions. My Dragon, My Knight demanded that I sit up and listen to the story that is being told. I was enthralled with this book and could not put it down even though there were times I couldn’t see past the tears. Anytime I read a book about abuse I generally can hold it together and not let the tears flow but then there are times when I let them fall just to finish reading. I generally am not a big sap when it comes to reading books including those with huge triggers. It’s more the emotions that are bouncing off the pages than the actual action being done (although they are gut wrenching) that gets me emotional.
Inman’s writing is impeccable and the flow of the book was perfect. The character development (as hard as it was to see an abusive character) made this book 10 times better than I could have imagined. My Dragon, My Knight will be a book that stays with me for a very long time. Inman turns a tragic situation into one of love and beauty – So to Mr. Inman – Thank you for such an engaging, heart breaking and beautiful story. I will be checking out more books by this author.
5 pieces of eye candy