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REVIEW: Faith – J.V. Speyer

Faith - J.V. Speyer

Genre: Suspense, Romance

LGBTQ+ Category: MM, Gay

Reviewer: Maryann

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About The Book

Rebuilding a relationship isn’t as easy as either Luis or Donovan thought. Re-establishing trust while trying to take down a human trafficking ring in a hotel overflowing with ghosts? That might be impossible, even for these two. 

How do two people rebuild trust when they’ve been betrayed by the people they trusted most? Luis and Donovan want to stay together and make their love work, but the situation is tenuous. Boundaries must be drawn, and both are afraid to step too close to the line. Life has other plans. 

A human trafficking ring crops up at a luxury Boston hotel with a dark past, and Luis and Donovan are forced to go undercover to find out more. Between the dangerous criminals stealing humans from the hotel and the ghosts wandering the corridors, this couple has their hands full. 

They certainly don’t need complications from Luis’ past to throw a wrench into the works…

The Review:

Luis Gomes and Donovan Carey are still having doubts in the way of trust with their very fragile relationship. If that isn’t enough to deal with, Luis has heard from Jose, his adoptive father, that his biological father Carlos is getting out of prison.  

This new case puts pressure on both Luis and Donovan as they go undercover as an engaged couple making wedding plans. Donovan has to control his jealousy as Luis’, former lover, FBI agent Alex Morales, joins the investigation.

What makes it even worse is that it’s a case of human trafficking inside the majestic Freedom Hotel. The hotel was once the terrifying Charles Street Jail.  The minute Luis sets foot in the hotel, he makes contact with Charlie, the ghost of a mean guard who died at the prison, and then eventually meets Calvin Moss a prisoner arrested for B&E. Calvin and Charlie have a bad history between them.

Of course, when things get out of wack for Luis, the gin drinking Captain Lightfoot makes an appearance to get Luis back on track.   

What’s Luis to do when the investigation becomes very dangerous, and others witness things that are impossible?

J.V. Speyer creates another paranormal story that shows Luis Gomes’ talents as a profiler and medium. With “Faith,” it’s somewhat historic, as the Charles Street Jail was a place that existed until it eventually closed and was renovated into a luxury hotel in Boston.

Luis and Donovan continue to have their issues, but they always find a way to work through them. Both of them have dealt with abusive fathers, and in “Faith” Luis has to relive the evilness of his own.  

Speyer always brings action, suspense and ghostly happenings to these stories.  The investigations are always new, creative, and no matter what issues Donovan and Luis have, they always find a way to support each other.

I highly recommend “Hunter” and “Absolution” too, the first two books in “Hunter: A Paranormal Romantic Suspense Series”.

The Reviewer:

Hi, I’m Maryann, I started life in New York, moved to New Hampshire and in 1965 uprooted again to Sacramento, California.  Once I retired I moved to West Palm Beach, Florida in 2011 and just moved back to Sacramento in March of 2018.  My son, his wife and step-daughter flew out to Florida and we road tripped back so they got to see sights they have never seen.  New Orleans and the Grand Canyon were the highlights. Now I am back on the west coast again to stay! From a young age Ialways liked to read.

I remember going to the library and reading the “Doctor Dolittle” books by Hugh Lofting. Much later on became a big fan of the classics, Edgar Alan Poe, Mary Shelley, Bram Stoker and as time went by Agatha Christie, Ray Bradbury and Stephen Kingand many other authors.

My first M/M shifter book I read was written by Jan Irving the “Uncommon Cowboys” series from 2012.  She was the first author I ever contacted and sent an email to letting her know how much I liked this series.  Sometime along the way I read “Zero to the Bone”by Jane Seville, I think just about everyone has read this book! 

As it stands right now I’m really into mysteries, grit, gore and “triggers” don’t bother me. But if a blurb piques my interest I will read the book.

My kindle collection eclectic and over three thousand books and my Audible collection is slowly growing.  I have both the kindle and audible apps on my ipod, ipads, and MAC. So there is never an excuse not to be listening or reading.

I joined Goodreads around 2012 and started posting reviews.  One day a wonderful lady, Lisa Horan of The Novel Approach, sent me an email to see if I wanted to join her review group.  Joining her site was such an eye opener.  I got introduce to so many new authors that write for the LGBTQ genre. Needless to say, it was heart breaking when it ended.

But I found a really great site, QRI and it’s right here in Sacramento. Last year at QSAC I actually got to meet Scott Coatsworth, Amy Lane and Jeff Adams. 


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