Publisher: Forbidden Fiction
Length: 80,000 words
Tags: Sexy erotic romance. Cop and ex con & prisoner. Series.
Steam: Hot tamale!
As he approaches his twenty-second birthday, the three-year anniversary of the brutal attack in an alley that nearly cost him his life in a few different ways, Jaye Larson thinks he’s left behind the ghosts from his years spent incarcerated, but when he’s delivered a mysterious letter with terrifying implications, old monsters rear their ugly heads. His normal new life in remote Zus, Alaska, with his lover, Dixon Rowe, the heart of a found-family that supports Jaye in ways he’s never before dreamed possible, is threatened by old deals and ties he begins to fear may never be broken. While old alliances strive to draw Jaye backward, Dixon and the rest of their family are called to step up to keep him steady. When the letter turns out to be just the first clue in a chain leading both Jaye and Dixon back inside the walls of the Federal Corrections Institute of Sheridan, Oregon, all of them are left facing carefully-held secrets and terrible new truths that refuse to be ignored.
The Ford Expedition is back! That means Dix is back and it means Jaye’s back. It means sex and trouble are back! There was no Caged Jaye for me in between Arctics Absolution & Restitution but Lynn K catches me up with all the necessary and tough deets. Scouts honour I’ll harden up more and never complain about my life after reading what Jaye’s gone through. Jaysus! I have a friend who has a daily say about all the things that happened in their day on FB~ headaches and bird’s chirping too loud and people looking at them the wrong way and family suck. They’re a complainer. For real I’m gonna make them read either Caged Jaye or Arctic Restitution and remind them about what’s tough after that. Then it’ll be zip it! Shh and remember Jaye?! 🙂
Jaye gets a letter from the prison he was in before he met Dixon and it rattles him. He’s got a kinda family in Alaska now with people he likes who like him back. He has Dix, a cabin, a job, a life. Now this shitty letter screws with it. But how can a guy like him ever catch a break?
That letter would blow everything up. Jaye’s progress. His mental health. His emotional stability. His ability to form words or do anything. And it wasn’t even about him anymore. Dixon came first in a lot of ways. He was Jaye’s life, his love, his reason. Nothing that might lie in wait in that envelope would be good for Dixon.
Jaye didn’t fight and fight just to give in. He has Dixon now and Dixon isn’t letting anyone mess around in Jaye’s head. Nope! Dix’s sister is patient and motherly but calls it when necessary. Dixon’s BIL and Dix’s workmate Sesi both care. Zus supports its own!
To be somewhere he knew he was safe, with his lover at his side and friends nearby, it was the closest thing to heaven he had.
To say that Cash is trying to call the shots from prison and get his hands on Jaye again is right but it’s more than that. Jaye used to be his prison bitch but Cash is not a simple man. Dixon wants to protect Jaye from Cash so he doesn’t have to deal with him again but you can’t always protect someone because you love them and you want to. Dix is so pissed with Cash that I could feel his stressed vibrations in the ereader.
“I wanna wring his fucking neck,” Dixon said with wonder. “I really do. That he put his hands on you, every single day, after putting you through that.”
I’m not gonna lie to you, this book is tough going. Jaye had so much happen in prison, rape and torture and shanking, an eye for an eye, crooked prison guards and being filmed for prison porn.
A surge of anxiety and sympathetic panic swept through Jaye, along with bits of the memory of Hax mouth-raping him in ad-seg at Cash’s command, and the disturbing way he’d turned himself off to go through it.
It’s part of his story in AA and seems like the main story in Caged Jaye and now he’s reliving that again because of the letter. It worsens the nightmares so they haunt him in the day too. Even though Lynn K put me through an obstacle course of feelings she made it right because that’s the way she writes.
The story is developed to the max! I felt involved because of the writing. I’d say it’s because it’s not one way fits different people. Dixon’s a trooper and he’s tall and built and he protects people, especially Jaye, but he’s also sensitive and Jaye protects him about things that went down in prison. Jaye is pretty and smaller but he has a huge ticker and is brave, he already proved that in book #1 and looks like in book #2 but here it is again. It’s one more fight for him only not on his own. What he put up with in prison could break us all but he stayed strong and keeps staying strong and Dix does too. It’s fiction but there’s reality to it.
The sex is hot and frequent and can be kinky. The guys fit a fave combo of mine (not the only fave combo but for sure one of them)~ a masc guy with a pretty guy. You have to high five when the guys are vers too because sometimes writers make it strictly one way traffic. 😉
Hooking his arms under Dixon’s legs to pull him open wider, Jaye shifted their position slightly and began giving it to him deeper, with even more force. Dixon palmed the back of Jaye’s head and drew him in for a rough, dirty kiss that lasted until Jaye moaned, quaking with orgasm.
Jaye could only moan. When Dixon began stroking Jaye’s dick counter to each thrust, it was only seconds before Jaye came, shuddering, his breath choking off completely with the force of it. Dixon slowly pulled out, then pushed right back in on a steady, never-ending thrust that took Jaye apart. “Fucking love you so much, Dix.”
Three hard rutting pushes, hips slapped against Jaye’s cheeks, and Dixon came too, growling through the climax.
The characters make it! Jaye and Dixon are a solid unit. Liked em in Arctic Absolution and again in Arctic Restitution. Doesn’t matter Cash has a heavy baditude about him because Dixon and Jaye are staunch! Cash was 100% not what I expected. I didn’t know where LK would take the character but it was different. I knew what Dix felt because he loves Jaye and I understood Jaye’s POV. Dix sees Cash one way only and Jaye sees him a couple of ways. Dix hates what Cash did to Jaye in prison but Jaye feels he’s only alive because of Cash.
“I’m not delivering you to that dangerous nutcase. You don’t owe him anything.”
“Don’t I? I would probably be long dead if it wasn’t for Cash. That’s worth something to you, isn’t it? Because it is to me. I’ve got my whole life ahead of me now, because of him. I have you. I have hope. That’s pretty fucking huge. He’s doing his time. It doesn’t hurt anything just to touch base with him.” “Yes. It does. He ordered a hit on that guard. He fucking had a man murdered in cold blood.”
But talking needed to happen. Dixon knew he had to try to assure Jaye it was going to be all right.
And the ending of the book is good. It’s right and tight and you feel it’s complete.
BOOM! Tough and hot reading~ Arctic Restitution exploded on my ereader. Great end for them. You need to read Arctic Absolution first and then read this one or maybe Caged Jaye next. Apparently Caged Jaye is very real and hardcore. Do you like good dark erotic romances? Because this is one.