I Believe Now
(Until You, Book 2)
by Hurri Cosmo
Genres: Gay (M/M) Contemporary, Romance, Mystery, Suspense
Max doesn't usually leave loose ends. Except, this time, he did, and now it has reached into his world and taken his most precious part of it, Asher. Frantic to get his lover back, Max comes up with a plan. One that won't fail. But what happens...when it does?
Max is aware of his error in not tying up that loose end, one Wyatt Jackson. He just didn't think the man had it in him to bite back. Not after everything that happened to him over a year ago. But when Asher goes missing and the former Congressman takes the credit for the kidnapping, Max comes up with a few plans of his own. The only problem is, this time, those well thought out, perfectly planned, sequence of events that were supposed to defeat the bad guy and get Asher back in his protective arms, did not play out as perfectly as Max thought they would. And because of that, this time, neither Asher nor Max may make it out alive.
My Rating: 4 of 5 stars
A Note From Carly: This review contains spoilers for book one. Readers and fans of Until You need to be prepared for a VERY different sort of book. The romance and relationship development that was the heart beat of book one is practically non-existent in book two. I loved Until You. If I was reviewing I Believe Now as part of a series I would give it 3 stars due to the complete departure from book one in focus, storytelling and writing style. It's hard to pull away from the fact that this is a character entwined book from a series that MUST be read in order, but I'll try.
Review: I Believe Now is action packed, darker in perspective, quite suspenseful, and the plot is well developed. We learn a lot about Max, as it's told primarily from his point of view. That gives it a rough and tumble feel, as Asher is the softness and uplifting spirit that entwines with Max's strength. I'm glad that Hurri included some scenes from Asher's POV, because I'm of the opinion that you can never have too much Asher! If you are looking for an action/adventure story that will get your heart racing and has a plot you can delve into, then this is the book for you. Believe me when I say that Max and Asher did not ride happily off into the sunset... but their commitment to each other never waivers and, in the end, that's what really matters.
Hurri Cosmo lives in Minnesota where she holds tight to the idea that there, where it’s cold a good part of the year, she won’t age as fast. Yep, she avoids the truth as much as she avoids mirrors. But one of the reasons she loves writing is reality doesn’t always offer up a “happily ever after” and being able to take control of that is a powerful lure. Being a happy ending junkie, writing just makes them easier to find. Oh, she doesn’t mind “real life” and she does try to at least keep it in mind when she writes her stories, but she truly loves creating a wonderful couple, knowing they will fall in love and have their HEA. Every - single - time. And, of course, that is exactly the reason she loves reading this genre, too. Give her a glass of red wine, some dark chocolate, and her computer, whether she is reading or writing, and she will entertain herself for hours. The fact she actually gets paid to do it is Snickers bars on the frosting on the cake.
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Books by Hurri Cosmo
I Believe Now (Until You, #2)
How West Was Won
The Superior Jewel
Ice Dragon Tales (contains the first two books in the series, The Servant Prince and The Servant King)
Talasar’s Elixir (Book one in the Dragon for Hire series)
The Door Keeper
Amber Moon (Part of the Intoxicating Fantasies series)
Chase and Capture
Baby, Think it Over
The Astral Mage (Book one of The Captains of the Wolf)
Riven Creek Ranch
A Place to Belong