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–Stranded is the second book in The Auctioned Series. Before you read further, you should read Auctioned.–
“You have my word, Gray. I will get you off this island, and I will bring you home.”
It was supposed to be an easy in-and-out job. Nothing Darius Quinn hadn’t done before. But this job had something none of the others did: Gray Nolan.
Like Murphy’s Law advised, anything that could go wrong, would. A mission to save one hometown favorite son was turning into a quest to rescue thirteen traumatized young men against odds so steep, he’d need an oxygen mask to scale them.
Facing new dangers and an uncertain future, Darius keeps Gray close and is soon forced to accept that this has become much more than an assignment. For a man whose reputation was built on being ice-cold under pressure, Darius is beginning to discover how good it feels to burn.
I didn’t realize there were so many books (5) in this series when I read Auctioned but I’m totally into this story. I actually didn’t find this one quite so harrowing as book one. That’s not to say it’s sunshine and roses because it still has a gritty feel to it and things that happened were realistic for the story arc.
One chapter of Gray’s story might be over with the demise of the kidnappers but he, the other boys, and Darius still have a long road ahead of them. Cara Dee tackled the boys’ emotions perfectly as they struggled to cope with being free.
I absolutely loved that this was from Darius’s POV, after getting Gray’s in book one and it’s official….I’m a bit in love with Darius….hot damn… I love an angry man who can’t resist a cute boy. He’s fast becoming a favorite character of mine. I loved being inside his head. And the poor guy can fight it all he wants but you can feel him falling for Gray.
Not really a romance yet but it’s going to be pretty explosive when it does happen. I’m not a massive fan of an age gap but these two are just so good together. The banter, the sexiness, and Darius getting all protective and possessive over Gray had me swooning.
Bring on the next one….I’m more than ready!!! 😀
I highly recommend! 💗
~About the Author~
I’m often stoically silent or, if the topic interests me, a chronic rambler. In other words, I can discuss writing forever and ever. Fiction, in particular. The love story—while a huge draw and constantly present—is secondary for me, because there’s so much more to writing romance fiction than just making two (or more) people fall in love and have hot sex. There’s a world to build, characters to develop, interests to create, and a topic or two to research thoroughly. Every book is a challenge for me, an opportunity to learn something new, and a puzzle to piece together. I want my characters to come to life, and the only way I know to do that is to give them substance—passions, history, goals, quirks, and strong opinions—and to let them evolve. Additionally, I want my men and women to be relatable. That means allowing room for everyday problems and, for lack of a better word, flaws. My characters will never be perfect. Wait…this was supposed to be about me, not my writing. I’m a writey person who loves to write. Always wanderlusting, twitterpating, kinking, and geeking. There’s time for hockey and cupcakes, too. But mostly, I just love to write.