Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Blog Tour-Review: No Time for Secrets by Liz Borino

Three years after his family’s Secrets in the Air rocked Rhett O’Neil’s world, they crash it down – with disastrous consequences. 

With the FBI missions expanding overseas and Kaden leaving his job, Rhett and his grandfather agree – despite reservations – to give Annabelle the chance to take a more active role in the charter airline business. Unfortunately, a bird strike prevents the successful completion of her test flight. 

After Rhett ditches near a deserted island, the family must survive against the elements, and each another. Innocent mistakes jeopardize the life of one of their own, leaving No Time for Secrets. 

Liz Borino transcribes the world inside her head onto the page, and shares it with the people who are stuck in the “real world” to makes their lives a little more interesting. Because in her world, heroes fall and stand up again with the help of their partners and friends. Liz’s world is littered with formidable obstacles, which her heroes overcome with a fire of courage and passion. The beauty of love between two men is celebrated. Who wouldn’t want to live there?

When not with her heroes, Liz enjoys exploring cities, old abandoned buildings, working toward social justice, and editing for other authors. Liz published eleven books since 2012.  

At ten a.m., Rhett wrapped his arms around Kaden and rested his head on his shoulder as they stood outside the plane laughing and asked, “You aren’t tired, are you?”

“Not dangerously so.”  Rhett offered the best honest answer he could.

Kaden pressed their lips together.  “I guess that’s at least partly my fault.”

“Partly?” Rhett joked back.  “You kept me busy past the time we were supposed to go to sleep.”

“Hey, I was ready to sleep, but you had other ideas.  Then you woke me up earlier than we planned.”  Kaden nibbled on Rhett’s earlobe as he spoke.  Rhett laughed harder, fully aware that Kaden had no complaints about their midnight or early morning activities.  Nevertheless, he swatted his husband away.

“People are around, and you can’t finish what you’re starting.”  Before Kaden could respond, Pop and Martha came out of the airport.

“Really, boys, you can’t keep your hands off each other a few hours?” Martha asked.

“The flight’s three hours, so we’ll have to,” Rhett responded.  “But four hours?  That’s wrong and unnecessary.”

“My mistake.”  She pecked Pop’s cheek.  “I’ll see you on board.  Fly safely, Rhett.”


He waited for her to board and regarded Pop.  “I haven’t seen Annabelle and Donnie, have you?”

Pop smiled at him.  “It must be rather difficult to keep track of your sister and nephew with your face stuck to Kaden’s, but no, I have not.”

I found Rhett and Kaden so sweet together the first time around in Liz Borino's first book in this series, Secrets in the Air, and the second time around they are even better.  Still so totally devoted to each other, so comfortable with each other, you just can't imagine one without the other.

Here in the second story, it is a few years after book one and with Rhett's sister back home and more or less settled in with her son, there's still issues surrounding her that come into play in a huge way in this story.  

The suspense is ever present in the story, and for the most part the book is pretty well focused.  Where everything really is driven here is with the characters-especially Annabelle.  And I'm going to say it right up front-I don't care for her at all.  Regardless of her past that was uncovered in the first book, I absolutely cannot find it in myself to like her or agree with her viewpoints at all.  I can definitely say that I side firmly with Martha when it comes to Annabelle-and I don't feel bad about that at all.

Everything that Kaden and Rhett have to go through in this story-it will break your heart, tick you off, and then lift you back up again.  And if Kaden was my favorite character in book one, he cements that position for me here in book two.  He's so brave, so caring, and so strong.  And Rhett's dedication to him with everything that happens will touch your heart.

The only thing keeping me from giving this five stars is Annabelle-I actually disliked her character that much.  The story itself-it's a wonderful look at this committed couple and how they continually make it through all the trials and tribulations thrown there way.  4.5 stars, and recommended for the 18+ crowd for the hot and steamy stuff (which is again done just right and perfectly accents the story).

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