The Devil’s Breath, A. Nybo
Rating: 3.75 Stars
Publisher: Self Published
Genre: Gay Romance
Length: 202 Pages
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Henri’s terrifying stalker is on the hunt again. Can Birch help Henri overcome the paralyzing memories long enough to escape?
For three years Henri has fought to overcome the horrors of the past. Now on the other side of the world–after leaving Australia for Canada–Henri’s nemesis is hunting him with maniacal focus. Trying to escape, he meets Birch, a kind horse trainer, who’s confounded by Henri’s idiosyncrasies even as he is drawn to him. But when Birch discovers the truth, he encourages Henri not to just survive, but to live.
Maybe even to love.
“I’m finding it a bit hard to understand what’s going on. One minute you’re friendly, and the next you’re attacking me or someone else. It’s pretty obvious that something happened to you, and that’s probably why you behave the way you do, but it doesn’t give me anything to work with.”
While Henri was hard to connect to for sometime, I was glad I hung in there. He’d had a terrible time at the hands of an unhinged person. Once it’s fleshed out a bit more you get that Henri had well and truly fallen into the sights of a psychopath, one with obsessive personality traits heavily fixated on Henri, and all scarily ramped-up with SAS training. Russell Andrews was omnipotent and always ahead of everyone. Had been for some time. How he escaped Goulburn Supermax – yes, it’s a real place, a prison with the worst criminals in Australia – and then left the country and entered another one, Canada, made me question…but it’s fiction so I rolled with it. Russell adds a bad guy to rally against and to wait to be taken out and I was patiently lurking for that moment. I like payback. I was waiting to say, “bye. See you, Russell!!”