Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Book Review: Ben's Rainbow (Rainbow Key #3) by Victoria Sue

Book Review: Ben's Rainbow (Rainbow Key #3) by Victoria Sue 

Benedict Keeler was one of America’s most popular models. Hot body, hot career, and super-hot boyfriend, until a devastating house fire destroyed his face and his dreams. After being told all his life that a pretty face is the measure of his worth, he can’t face another rejection and runs from his lover, eventually hiding out on Rainbow Key.

Zachary Jones, a highly sought after photographer—even if he would rather shoot the homeless in Manhattan than a fashion spread—is now facing the real possibility that a genetic disease will render him blind and his days behind a camera may be over.

Two devastated men, one haunted by his past and one convinced he has no future. Will they both hide from the world, or will they give love, and each other, a second chance?

4.5 Stars!

I have been really enjoying this series by Victoria Sue. This latest book is another great addition and is a wonderful story about second chances. While you might be able to read it as a standalone, I think you would miss out on some of the characters' motivations at times; there are also a few overriding story lines that make more sense if you've read the others.

Ben has been hiding out on the island for a while. He had burn scars on his face and avoids people, but we don't know much beyond that until this book. By a strange twist of fate, his ex-lover is sent to the island to rest and recover. Zach has lost his eyesight, maybe permanently. He comes to the island to escape his brother's smothering concern and finds the one person he hasn't forgotten, Ben. Their reunion is explosive in all kinds of ways.

I don't want to spoil too much about the story, I think that learning about both of their pasts as they are revealed is important. Ben and Zach have amazing chemistry and clearly still love each other, even after being apart for years. It was wonderful to see them open up and communicate in a way they hadn't before. Their frankness and honesty this time around gave them a much better foundation for their relationship. However, I was disappointed that after all their strides together that Ben chose to run from Zach at a critical point. I was very happy when Ben found the strength to move forward and prove that he was going to stand by Zach. They both took a good look at their pasts and their relationship and made the choices to help them not only be a better couple in the future, but also better people.

*** Copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie by the author for my reading pleasure, a review wasn't a requirement. ***

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