Sure Jack and Dax clash at first encounter, but then Dax decides to play the romance ace instead of being stubborn; he unexpectedly kisses Jack and from that moment on, he remains open to Jack’s attempts, without pushing too much, but leaving the other knows he is interested. Dax is openly gay, when instead Jack has never once considered himself bi-curious. Jack is not closeted case, unless you don’t consider self-conscious behaviour. He is not homophobic, even if he was not so accepting of Mac and Brad’s love story, mostly since Mac was his former brother-in-law and I think Jack felt like Mac was betraying his sister, and Mac’s wife, memory. His sister was dead, but having her husband falls in love for another man was not easy to accept.
Once Jack overcomes his reticence on regard to Mac and Brad’s relationship, he was also able to see they were happy; and that a love story between men was not only possible but also fulfilling. And so when he is giving the chance with Dax, he is more ready to consider the possibility than before.
As I said, this is mostly Dax and Jack’s love story; the adventure side of the novel is there, but it’s not really intruding their relationship, and actually it develops quickly, and quickly ends, almost all in the last chapters. I have to say I prefer the novel like this, I enjoyed a lot Dax and Jack’s love dance, and I think Dax adopted the right strategy to conquer skittish Jack.
Amazon: Treasure of Love
Amazon Kindle: Treasure of Love
Paperback: 214 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (May 20, 2011)
Series: Love Series
1) Wings of Love: http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/1323056.html
2) Treasure of Love
Reading List: http://www.librarything.com/catalog_bott