Isle of Waves
Title : Isle of Waves
Series : Isle of Wight Book #3
Author : Sue Brown
Publisher : Dreamspinner Press (BUY HERE)
Genre : M/M, Contemporary
Length : 220 pages (e-book)
Published : May 16, 2014
Rating : ★★★1/2
Wig Tobias and Nibs Tyler have been together for a long while, but this year their love is about to be tested. Their business, the Blue Lagoon Restaurant on the Isle of Wight, is vandalized, and it may or may not be a coincidence that the neighbors want to buy them out. Making matters stickier, the police don’t seem interested in investigating until a friend of the couple, an out of town copper, prods them to take action.
Their friends, Paul and Olaf, Liam and Sam, and the whole Owens family come to help Wig and Nibs in their time of need. But Paul and Olaf may need a nudge from Wig and Nibs to keep their relationship alive. Meanwhile, a dear friend falls gravely ill. And if that’s not enough, Nibs has been hiding his own medical problems from Wig. When a gale strikes the Isle of Wight, the Blue Lagoon and its owners could be facing the end—unless they and their friends can unravel the knot of misfortune one hitch at a time.
Romance continues on the Isle of Wight as we get to Nibs and Wig’s story in Isle of Waves by Sue Brown. A long established couple, Nibs and Wig are facing some difficult times. The world around them seems to be crumbling and it is really creating a lot of stress and uncertainty. Their restaurant is targeted by their new neighbors, a competing restaurant. Seems they are doing everything in their power to run Nibs and Wig out of town and the police are basically ignoring the situation. Seems homophobia runs strong in town. Then you throw in a big storm, family illness and the drama continues to pile on. Thankfully the Owen’s clan is out in full force to help save the day. Well actually it’s more than a day but seems weeks on end of trouble and thankfully everyone jumps right in. The story shows the power the Owen’s family has with their large clan. I love stories with large, close families!
There are a lot of characters in this story so it was tricky following all the dialogue when you essentially have four different gay couples. I found the story a little dialog heavy. Nibs and Wig make a cute couple and I loved the bear/twink descriptions. Ms. Brown does a good job showing all of their insecurities even though they’ve been together for years they both worry about losing the other. I did love Paul in the story the most. Even though he’s really a secondary character, his humor and commentary cracked me up. I found his relationship with Olaf really sweet but there is a lot more to be resolved between the two. I’m hoping there is another book to fix some open issues. Of course I fell in love with Sam and Liam in book one so I loved to see them be a big part of this story.
The vandalism story took up a good portion of the beginning of the book and added excitement but then it kind of died off until the end when the mystery was solved. I found it rather anticlimactic. Along with the vandalism there are some other issues Nibs has been keeping from Wig which causes a lot of tension. The two clearly love each other so much that I never saw their relationship in jeopardy. Overall it is a nice addition to the series and quick/light read. Sweet HEA at the end with some good sex interspersed throughout the book.
Rated 3.5 stars by Lady McNeill