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~Review~Sanctuary Found (Pelican Bay #2) by Sloane Kennedy~


36573904Title: Sanctuary Found
Author: Sloane Kennedy
Series: Pelican Bay #2
Page Count: 307 pages
Genre(s): M/M, Romance
Release Date: February 25, 2018
Reviewer: ~Wendy~
Rating: ✮4.5 Stars✮


Coming home should be the easiest thing in the world, but I’ve never felt more lost…
When his stellar military career comes to an abrupt and terrible end, thirty-two-year-old Maddox Kent returns to the town he never planned to step foot into again, hoping to mend the rift he himself caused with the brother he left behind. But coming home means facing some hard truths about himself and his actions. When he has the chance to start making amends by helping his brother with the wildlife sanctuary he runs, Maddox is thrown another curveball when a stranger appears…
As long as we keep moving, everything will be okay. That’s what I keep telling myself, anyway…
For twenty-one-year-old Isaac, Pelican Bay is only supposed to be a stopping point on the trek from San Francisco to New York. With his little brother, Newt, in tow, Isaac is just looking to make things right by returning something of value to a person he wronged. But “getting lost” in the next big city proves to be a problem when the brutal Minnesota winter claims Isaac’s car and strands him and Newt at the animal sanctuary. When the owners of the place offer him a job, a desperate Isaac agrees, despite the presence of a man Isaac instinctively knows could be his downfall…
It should be so easy to let him go, but I can’t. And not just because I want to protect him…
Nothing about Isaac makes sense to Maddox. Not his piercings or makeup or flashy clothes. And most certainly not the snarky mouth that doesn’t match the vulnerability Maddox sees in the younger man’s eyes. But one thing does make sense to the hardened former soldier. Isaac is running from something, and Maddox’s gut is telling him not to let Isaac and little Newt go until he can ferret out the truth.
But having Isaac around means trying to make sense of something else Maddox isn’t expecting… his own body’s response to the beautiful younger man. Aside from their explosive chemistry, nothing about the straitlaced soldier and the secretive misfit works.
But maybe that’s exactly why it does…

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Even though this series is a bit different than what I was used from Sloane Kennedy, I really enjoyed reading the first book. Now this second one I loved even more!

I was very intrigued with Isaac and his little brother when I first met them in “Locked in Silence”. Little Newt stole my heart the moment I met him and he continued to do so throughout this book. stole my heart gif

The way Sloane wrote this book, I think it would be possible to read it as a standalone. My advice, however, is to start with book 1, because a lot of characters from the first book,  reappear in this story.

Isaac and his 4-year-old brother Newt, have been on the run for some time. The plan was to only return Nolan´s violin and then to set off to New York. But Isaac hadn’t counted on The Sanctuary to be such a wonderful place, and on Nolan and Dallas to be such amazing people. I mean the place does have bear, an awesome wolf, and an ornery zebra. 😛

He certainly hadn´t counted on Maddox… Big and broody Maddox, who has so much more going for him, than meets the eye. Isaac is about to find out how much more…

From the moment Maddox sets his sight on Isaac, he knows something is different. Maddox has never been one for labels, and even though he has only been with a few women (except for one kiss) he isn’t really worried about having feelings for a man.

I could really find myself in Maddox’ way of thinking. Labels are for clothes after all…not people…It takes some time for these two to finally get together and when they do, they certainly set the sheets on fire…Isaac also has a little kink going for him, that Maddox can’t get enough of. 😉

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But I am gonna be completely honest here…The one that really stole the show for me was Newt!! That kid was freaking adorable!! Next time someone makes me a promise, I will make them spit and shake on it!!!

I really loved this second book in the series and I can’t wait for Cam and Ford’s story.

Highly recommended! 💕  





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