Series: Hydraulic #2
Author: Sarah Latchaw
Release Date: August 26th, 2014
Publisher: Omnific Publishing
Kaye Trilby and her ex-husband, world-famous author Samuel Cabral, vowed to fight for their rekindled love in rain or shine. They didn’t realize they’d be caught in a deluge so quickly.
A near-fatal skydiving accident shows Kaye how her reckless behavior affects the ones she loves. But while she knows Samuel is afraid to lose her again, she isn’t ready to give up the thrill of the wild backcountry.
Something darker is slipping into Samuel’s mind, though. Just as all of Hollywood is bracing for his blockbuster book-to-movie adaptation, his polish seems to be deteriorating. When he appears on Kaye’s doorstep late one night in a rumpled tuxedo, erratic and agitated, it seems that romance with her ex might be her biggest leap yet. A string of failed relationships has pushed Samuel to the brink, the fall-out leaving him in a dark place—a place where Kaye is powerless to help him. She is reluctantly drawn back into Samuel’s glittering and backbiting world of celebrity, all the while clinging to the steadfast peaks of home.
Can Kaye risk her heart with Samuel a second time? Will they ever find their blue skies?
I received an advanced copy of this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This in no way affects my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
”The heart wants what it wants.”
I’m always a little hesitant going into the second book of a series because I’ve been let down so many times in the past. I’m always thinking will it live up to the first book’s hype? Will it come at me as strongly as the first? Will I be let down yet again and begin to hate characters that have become so dear to me? I always hope not. Luckily- and thankfully – this was not the case with Skygods.
Like last time, I was captivated from the very first page and found myself engrossed with the story and continuously reading all through the night. I made sure that I finished it all in one sitting because it’s just the type of story that doesn’t let go once its got its teeth into you. It is an emotional roller-coaster because you go through a gamut of feelings from happy to sad and frustrated and sad again to happy again.
Skygods picks up where Hydraulic Level Five ended. Kaye and Samuel have decided to start anew with their relationship and everyone is trying to regain their footing and tread lightly with their second chance. They don’t want to make the same mistakes that they did before, but also because things are a lot different now than when they were together. Samuel is a famous novelist and one of his books has been made into a film so he has become a celebrity in a sense. Kaye is still her strong and brash self as ever, but I really like her as a heroine. Although this time around her daredevil ways may have gotten her into more trouble than she bargained for and it makes her reassess her life in general.
What I enjoyed about this story was how we got to see more from Samuel’s side of things. He’s not had it easy and we get more in depth of how things spiraled out of control for him long ago and how he’s able to deal with everything now. While Hydraulic was melancholy most of the time it was still humorous due to the pranks they played on one another. This time around there wasn’t that much craziness – for me – but it was still a highly enjoyable read.
Latchaw writes really great contemporary with a bit of drama and romance thrown in which I’m sure quite a bit of readers will love. She writes really strong characters and her storytelling skill is rather top notch. Skygods was a page turner from start to finish with an emotional and touching story of second chances and love renewed.