shot in the shoulder protecting friends from a crazy
stalker, Detective Patrick Hawkins needs to take it easy for
a while. He’s not happy when one of those friends packs him
up and sends him off to the country to spend a month with an
ex-lover, Dr. Julian Piet, and Julian’s new lover, Jack.
Being with Julian drives home how alone Patrick is, at least
until he meets sexy bartender Brad. Trouble seems to follow
Patrick wherever he goes, however. A missing person case,
and Patrick’s own past, may tear Patrick and Brad apart
before they can really be together.
Angels is my favorite of the Lost Boys and Love
Letters series. All three books are intertwined, and
Wild Angels ties up a lot of the loose ends. Julian
and Jack from book one join Cam and Jeremy from book two,
and Patrick (who plays a part in all three books), to fully
flesh out how these men are connected. The connections are
a bit convoluted, but interesting nonetheless.
I liked this book best of the series is mainly because of
the conflicted character of Patrick. He’s got a history of
being extremely promiscuous and avoiding commitment, yet he
longs for real companionship. He tries to maintain his
tough shell at all times, but in Wild Angels
he can’t always do that. His quick connection to the
inexperienced—at least with men—Brad is made all the more
interesting by how guarded he usually is. Brad is initially
a little worried about his attraction to another man after
years of being only with women, but he deals with the change
surprisingly well. Everything seems to be going perfectly,
at first. Patrick’s issues alone would be enough to base a
book around, but Bethany Brown and Ashlyn Kane also work in
some hashing out of lingering issues between Julian and
Patrick, which they handle in a way I certainly wouldn’t
have chosen, but it seems to work for them in a weird way,
and also a missing person case.
opinion, the missing person case was the weakest portion of
Wild Angels. It initially provided some
suspense, but the resolution left a lot of unanswered
questions. I was also a bit irritated by the incessant
nicknames, an aspect which seems to be in all three books of
the series. The strongest aspect was Patrick’s attempt to
deal with his own fears. I liked the way Ms. Brown and Ms.
Kane portrayed him as flawed and didn’t shy away from
showing him making bad decisions and dealing with the
consequences. The ending was hopeful and realistic, given
what had come before. Fans of the Lost Boys and Love
Letters series will be sure to enjoy Wild Angels.