Title: Love’s Trials
Series: Revolutionary Hearts 02
Author: Janice Jarrell
Length: Novel (287pgs)
Publisher: Janice Jarrell (October 12, 2018)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖 3.75 Hearts
Blurb: Colin and Joshua faced the most harrowing ordeal of their lives with love and courage. Believing they’d survived their trial, they looked forward to a future filled with happiness only to discover that the worst was yet to come. Sometimes surviving is the toughest trial of all.
After half a lifetime spent in short-term liaisons that allowed no intimacy, charismatic Irish police officer, Colin Campbell, found the love of his life. Dark-eyed, steady Joshua Abrams burned through Colin’s emotional barriers and taught him to look at life through new eyes, eyes that made room for the love and closeness he had always denied himself. Deeply in love and completely happy, their life together remains idyllic and their fiery passion for each other seems limitless.
They survive the Charlottesville ‘Unite the Right’ riots, though not without scars. But later that month Colin’s position with the campus police force places him in charge of an informant program designed to crack a dangerous drug ring. Fully aware of the risks, he swears to Joshua that he will oversee the program without becoming directly involved. But Colin’s promise shatters when he becomes the only thing standing between a young Nigerian exchange student and a deadly drug lord.
Review: Colin and Joshua’s relationship continues but not without a whole heap of trouble. If they had just talked things out I think it would have made a world of difference. But alas that was not the case and so miscommunications here and there lead to troubled times.
Colin for his part finds himself standing between an exchange student and a drug lord. Not a place you want to be in my opinion. But given that Colin is a cop I understood his desire to help the young man.
This was an emotionally charged story with a lot tense scenes, tender moments and some laughs. Colin and Joshua are still new at their relationship so problems were bound to arise from time to time. If only they had talked more maybe some could have been avoided.
All in all it was a good read.