Amber Allure, September 4, 2011
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Jacob Freehan has no job, no man, and no motivation. In pain both from ending a long-term abusive relationship and a severe back injury, he escapes to the sunny seaside town of Puerto Morelos, Mexico for a little yoga, a little R&R, and possibly a place to quietly end his own life.
Pakal is a centuries-old immortal Mayan spirit guide who has been charged with getting Jacob on the path toward healing. Romantic involvement with a spirit charge is strictly forbidden, and it has never been a problem...until now. Pakal sees something special in Jacob, but failure to keep a rapidly growing attraction at bay could result in Jacob losing his life and Pakal being condemned to the Underworld forever...
Genre & Keywords:
M/M Romance, Paranormal, Spirits, Immortals, South America, Healing, Mayan mythology
Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Heat level: 1.5 out of 3
Reviewed by SharonS.:
While this might be Carrington’s first m/m novella, she is definitely not new to writing or romance. Her words flow and her use of description brings the story alive visually, and when you are talking about a hot immortal spirit guide this is a good thing. ;)
Jacob is in a bad place in his life. He just ended a 14 year abusive relationship and has gone on a vacation to Mexico with his best friend to try and work through things. Enter Pakal. Pakal is a spirit guide who is supposed to help Jacob find peace. Both characters are well developed and their stories will tug at your heart strings as they learn about sacrifice and forgiveness. I also enjoyed the way Carrington wove in Mayan mythology about death and the soul into the plot.
There is some passionate love making going on, but this is more about the characters and their struggles to be together no matter the consequences. This is a fun forbidden love story with an interesting plot that left me smiling.
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