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Treasure of Love by Scotty Cade

This was more romance and less adventure than expected. I’m true, I like romance but I’m not really the adventurous novel type; I usually skip really quick through all the crash-boom-bang scenes to arrive to the one where the two main characters are alone, dealing with each other and their feelings. When I read the blurb of this story, the relationship between Captain Jack and treasure hunter Dax, I had the preconception that these two alpha men were too stubborn and strong to give me a sweet romance… I was wrong.

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.

http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=2329

Amazon: Treasure of Love
Amazon Kindle: Treasure of Love
Paperback: 214 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (May 20, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1615819452
ISBN-13: 978-1615819454

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_bottom.php?tag=reading list&view=elisa.rolle
Tags: author: scotty cade, genre: contemporary, length: novel, review, theme: gay for you, theme: virgins
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