Reynaud's Redemption by Jaxx Steele

6d003b1d8e65ff3377d1593b71bca008.image.200x300Title: Reynaud’s Redemption

Sequel to Cam’s Best Friend

Author: Jaxx Steele

Genre: Paranormal, Magic

Length: Novella (83pgs)

Publisher: Silver Publishing (13th April 2013)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥3 ½ Hearts

Reviewer: Pixie

Blurb: After a year of bliss with Cameron by his side, Reynaud began to feel uneasy. Can a call from his past threaten to ruin his present and future with Cam?

Reynaud had everything he ever wanted with Cam and yet something nagged at him. Now that his magic was back, he could not ignore the pull he felt to go ‘home’. He hoped going home would ease his weariness, but it was apparent that things had changed during his absence. Friends had lost their places and enemies had gained power. Will the final confrontation with his past destroy everything Reynaud had in his present and prevent him from having a future with Cam?

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Review: This story is the sequel to Cam’s Best Friend and they must be read in order. Reynaud is blissfully happy with Cam, but there is something tugging at his subconscious. Something that he should recognize. With Cam he returns to his old home, but everything has changed and the place where the council met is long gone, but that tugging is persistent. Leaving Cam at home, he sets out to find Madame Cousteau, the one who is calling to him. But, the council has changed and the danger of an enemy is strong. Can Reynaud defeat his powerful foe to return to the arms of his beloved Cam?

This story tells Reynaud’s side of things as he heads back to the magical world to see why he is being called. Cam and Reynaud are still deeply in love, but Cam is getting fed up with Reynaud denying there is anything wrong. Reynaud finally admits that he doesn’t know what is wrong, but that there is something calling him. Cam offers to take Reynaud back to where he used to live. Reynaud is devastated when he sees the destruction of his former home, but returns days later by himself determined to find the one who calls to him.

Although this is Reynaud’s story some of the book is from Baptiste’s perspective (Baptiste was responsible for Reynaud’s banishment). Baptiste has been biding his time and with the elders all getting close to the end of their time, he becomes power-hungry and resorts to nefarious means to get what he wants. Baptiste is a very nasty character and time hasn’t mellowed him in the least. Reynaud is great, although his disregard of Cam is annoying. He didn’t even leave a note, he just disappeared. Cam is much more forgiving than I would have been, but he loves Reynaud so it is understandable.

I recommend this to those who love magical paranormal, putting the past to rest, dishing out deserving punishments and a happy ending for Cam and Reynaud.                 

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