Stranger Things Have Happened, Books 1-3 by Willa Okati

  Torquere Press

M/M Contemporary

Book 1 New York   ISBN: 978-1-60370-065-8, 1-60370-065-X

Book 2 Dallas  ISBN: 978-1-60370-066-5, 1-60370-066-8

Book 3 Denver  ISBN: 978-1-60370-067-2, 1-60370-067-6

Reviewed by Ley

   

 
Rack and Daniel's romance continues in Willa Okati's 3 book sequel to 'In the Strangest Places'. Rack and his new husband Daniel begin their working honeymoon traveling the tattoo circuit. As indicated by the book titles their adventure begins in New York, next they travel to Dallas and then on to Denver. Along the way the honeymooner's relationship is tested by outside forces and Josh, a young man befriended by Daniel.

I believe Rack and Daniel's romance is an interesting one to say the least. The two first met in the book In The Strangest Places, where Daniel a sensible low-key carpenter was hired to build shelving for Rack's new tattoo pallor. Rack, the pierced and tattooed ball of energy had a personality that  just won me over.

I enjoyed being reacquainted with them again in the sequel(s) Stranger Things Have Happened.

 

Willa Okati stayed true to their personalities but added some character growth that would be expected to keep a relationship alive. Daniel picked up a bit of Rack's spitfire attitude and quirkiness, while Rack's personality was a tad calmer, without it seeming to appear un-Rack like. And of course, we have the steamy hot love making. Ms. Okati has a knack of making each sex scene between these two, sweet, funny, hot and full of love all at the same time.

With the introduction of Josh, Rack and Daniel were pushed to look a little closer at their relationship. Even though Josh was an antagonist to Rack and Daniel's relationship, I was unable to have any ill will toward him.  Part of me was wishing for something I knew would not be beneficial for the other two men.  

Even though the sequel takes place over 3 books, they are quick and enjoyable reads, but must be read in the order given. Also I strongly recommend reading the original book In the Strangest Places to fully understand the depth of Rack's and Daniel's relationship.

 

     

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