Title: To Find Him and Love Him Again: Vol. Two
Series: Tyack & Frayne Mysteries: Book Ten
Author: Harper Fox
Length: 164 Pages
Category: Contemporary Romance, Magical Realism
At a Glance: Harper Fox writes such a lovely contemporary romance, but her gift for storytelling transcends when she architects the multifaceted realms of the fantastical and mystical that shape the little village of Dark.
Reviewed By: Lisa
Blurb: “There were three monsters here for Lee to unmask. One was a jackal, one was a snake. But the third – a handsome, virile werewolf – wasn’t wearing a mask at all.”
Things have gone wrong in the world. Lee Tyack can’t quite remember how it all began, how his solitary life diverged from a dream he sometimes has of perfect happiness with a perfect man. In the city, prey to terrifying visions, constantly on the run, he’s desolately alone.
London is broken, racked with race riots and food shortages as political tensions rise. One man trying hopelessly to stem the tide of violence is a copper called Gideon Frayne, reluctant recruit to the Met after a shattering career failure in his Cornish homeland.
When Lee is arrested for a murder he knows too much about, Sergeant Frayne is amongst the unbelievers. But there’s something about this fierce, fragile detainee that tugs at Frayne’s memories, as if he too once dreamed of better days.
By some miracle of faith and love, can Gideon find Lee and love him again?
Review: I’ve likely said this in every single review of every single book in this series, but I’ll say it again: there are few romantic couples I love as much as Lee and Gideon Tyack-Frayne. There are even fewer I can imagine dreading to say goodbye to more, as their story comes to its natural conclusion, than this one. That Harper Fox has crafted a true, deep, unbreakable connection between Lee and Gid over the course of ten books, and seven years, is a remarkable feat of storytelling. That she has now sent them careening into the challenge of a lifetime, slipping through time to an alternate reality, and fighting to recall a love so powerful it defies the bounds of the mundane, even while it struggles to endure, is an impactful undertaking rife with consequences for not only Lee and Gid, but for their daughter, family, and friends too.
Fox leads readers through the agony of reliving moments out of time, returning to events that once ended with very different outcomes and interspersing them with real-world issues, and revealing the course Lee and Gid are traveling now, that must see them through to rediscovering the love they share. But not yet. This book is the middle act of the three act arc, and it is sublime in its longing and reverie and the reverence of those who are determined to care for the two men as they endure this journey. There is little doubt this volume is the book that bridges the first to the next, and that it’s so rich with context and consequence there’s not a single detail which isn’t integral to where they, and we, will be delivered next. There is such an incredible sense of longing and heartache that composes this book, knowing what we know, and anticipating what we don’t yet know. One thing is certain, though; their little girl, Tamsyn, holds the key to everything, and we have not yet witnessed the full extent of her power.
Harper Fox writes such a lovely contemporary romance, but her gift for storytelling transcends when she architects the multifaceted realms of the fantastical and mystical that shape the little village of Dark.
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