Title: Senses and Sensations, Book 3: A Luminous Touch
Author: Susan Laine
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Characters: Jack Waters, Kevin Thompson
Sub-Genre: Contemporary Romance, Mystery, Series
Just off work one wintery evening, EMT Jack Waters comes across a blazing building, and he sets out to do his job. A day later he wakes up in a hospital, suffering from severe burns. For a man who values his beauty, the injury is devastating.
But Jack hardly has time to process what’s happened. Waiting by his bedside are his cop ex-boyfriend, Kevin Thompson, and his fireman rescuer, Luke Kennard, who both seem determined to compete for his attention—burns or no. Jack pushes Kevin away, fearing the man will want nothing to do with him now, and seems to be proven right when Kevin leaves without a fight. The scene is set for seductive, playful Luke to begin a flirtation with Jack, soothing his fragile ego.
When new fires break out all over town, targeting rescue personnel, clues point to someone close to Jack. He survived one fire, but he might not be so lucky next time. For it seems he is pursued by a relentless foe. If he isn’t careful, the flames will reduce him to ashes… unless the love of two men burns him first.
It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of Susan Laine’s books. The Senses and Sensations series is one of my favorites. I’ve been looking forward to reading Jack and Kevin’s book for some time now and was very excited to finally get my greedy hands on a copy of it.
One of the main reasons why I love this series so much is because the characters are so well-written and the story so emotionally driven, you can’t help but care about them. Even though they are far from perfect, they live and breathe off of the written page and into this reader’s heart.
The blurb does an excellent job at describing the story, so I won’t rehash it. We met Jack in the first book of the series and it was apparent that he and Kevin had some sizzling chemistry together. But because Jack has a tendency to be wary of being in a committed relationship, he and Kevin’s relationship has been on and off for several months.
When Jack gets injured, he slowly begins to open his eyes and really see what’s important in life. He soon discovers that his feelings of love he has for Kevin won’t be denied and that life is too short to live in fear. I loved that Ms. Laine didn’t rush this realization for Jack…instead she built it up very realistically and when he does finally open his heart, it brought tears to this reader’s eyes.
I can’t wait to for Ms. Laine to write more of about these characters. Once you read these stories, you too will totally fall in love with these amazing men. (I hope Bro’s story will come soon!) A Luminous Touch is the third book in the Senses and Sensations series. Although it could probably be read as a stand-alone book in the series, I highly recommend reading these books in series order. This way you’ll be able to watch these characters meet, interact and truly form a deep respect and love between them.
The Senses and Sensations books in series order are:
Sounds of Love
Love in Plain Sight
A Luminous Touch
Reviewed By: Gabbi