Spectr Volume 2 by Jordan L. Hawk

Spectr Vol 2 (3 Novellas)

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SPECTR: Volume 2 contains: Eater of Lives, Destroyer of Worlds, Summoner of Storms

What happens when an exorcist falls in love with the demon he’s supposed to destroy?

After becoming possessed by the vampire spirit Gray, telekinetic Caleb Jansen thought he’d hit bottom. But between the hunt for a cannibalistic killer and the increasingly sinister actions on the part of SPECTR, the situation is rapidly going from bad to worse.

Caleb’s boyfriend, SPECTR agent John Starkweather, has suspicions of his own. With the help of his friend Sean and a shadowy organization known only by their symbol of a moth, John intends to save Caleb and Gray at any cost.

When divided loyalties threaten his last chance at exorcism, Caleb discovers love may come at a price higher than he’d ever imagined.

Spectr Vol 2 collects the last three novellas of the Spectr series. I was fascinated by the first collection enough to rate it five stars, but I have to say the second collection is even better, mainly because of the developments between Caleb and Gray, and the Gray and John. Caleb and John already worked great, but finally Caleb accepts the possession in a different light and John's mixed conflicts about Gray are made known.

Eater of Lives is a mere 109 pages (sad), it's the weakest of the last three but still good. The story-line is shaking up the realities with the government-ran operation showing more of its dark colors. Dealing with the ex is humorous. The group has to hunt down a killing and sadistic windigo with an interesting ending to that mystery/showdown. While Hawk dishes out the goods with the relationship, she also keeps the plot interesting, the action scenes exciting, but curses up with a cliffhanger. I'm happy the rest of the series had already been published when I was reading this.

Destroyer of Worlds is the turning point in the series to wrap-up the big stuff. Finally John has to see the truth about the government system he's always thought was legit, and Caleb/Gray have to make their decision on whether to merge permanently or not, since the time has now run out. In an epic ending rescue and revelations of feelings, the ending of this book absolutely rocked. Seriously. Steam has always been sultry and hot before, but the ending of this one? Reading lightning bolts. Seriously, wow. It was already a top favorite series, but this further cemented it.

Summoner of Storms starts with the pre-existing, exciting relationship between the three intact. Now to wrap up corruption and the ending fight the series has been leading up to. The ending is a fierce battle of epic proportions but it all comes out okay in the end.

Loved every book, loved the series. Highly recommended for fans of m/m paranormal. Doesn't get much better.

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