Series: Roadmap to Your Heart #1.5
Published by Self-Published on 03/27/2017
Malachi O’Rourke spends his years as president of the Disciples of the Road cleaning up his father’s mess, grieving a broken heart, and protecting the men under his charge. Sawyer Malone hasn’t had it easy either since joining the Scorpions. While paying back a personal debt for his club seems gratifying on the surface, he ends up sacrificing way more than he bargained for.
When Mal recognizes that Sawyer is struggling, he offers him needed support. Something about the man’s quiet strength stirs deeply inside him. Sawyer knows he shouldn’t rely on the solace Mal provides, but he’s been the only ray of light in an otherwise bleak few months. So after a tender moment passes between the men, they simply chalk it up to their newfound friendship.
Besides, no one will ever measure up to Mal’s former old lady and Sawyer’s just been through his own tragic ordeal. But when they’re thrust together for a weekend event involving both of their clubs, they can no longer deny their attraction. Except time-honored loyalties and hard-fought tradition will not only force them to risk their standing—but also gamble with their hearts.
Christina Lee brings us a tender yet fiery romance in this May/Dec novella. As a fan of this queer romance series, I cannot recommend The Faintest Spark enough.
I think what I love most about this novella, as well as the additional books of the series, is the consistent theme of self –acceptance. It was wonderful to witness Mal struggle with his attraction to Sawyer and the courage he found to act on it, both physically and emotionally. I felt that their chemistry was genuine and not done out of convenience, which escalated the believability of a MC President falling for a rival club’s mechanic.
I thought the writing was strong technically and the story flowed at a pleasant pace, something I’ve come to depend on when reading work authored by Christina Lee. However, I do wish this was a full length novel! I did find myself saying “oooh I wish that thought was developed further” or “that scene could have been flushed out a bit more” This is not so much of a criticism, per se, yet more of an “okay this is a great start let’s see where it goes” response. I’m just a greedypants, sorrynotsorry.
If you’re looking for a well written novella that packs an emotional punch and delivers scorching sexy times, I wouldn’t miss The Faintest Spark or the rest of the Roadmap to Your Heart series.