Night Is Darkest by Jayne Rylon
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Length: Full Length (196 pgs)
Other: BDSM, M/F, M/F/M, M/M, F/M/M, Ménage, Spanking, Voyeurism
Rating: 5 Cherries
Review by Fern
Some secrets refuse to stay hidden.
Lacey Daughtry’s perfect weekend is interrupted by tragic news of her brother’s murder in the line of duty. Plagued by a rash of mysterious phone calls, she turns to her brother’s best friends and fellow officers for protection…and comfort.
Spending time in close contact with Mason and Tyler, the two men she’s dreamed of since her first girlhood crush, seems like the answer to a prayer. Especially when they begin to explore the desire she’s harbored for so long.
But the partners are holding out on Lacey. Determined to suppress the most extreme facets of their lust, they agree to settle for sharing the woman they crave while concealing their desire for each other. Until Lacey cracks their resolve, unleashing a torrent of emotions that threatens to distract them when they can least afford it.
Their blossoming relationship is complicated by secrets. And the only way to evade the killer threatening their lives is to bare their souls in the darkest hours of the night. Or everything will come crashing down, just before the dawn.
Warning: After reading this book you’ll never look at a pair of hot cops, a cemetery or a can of Spaghetti-O’s the same way again.
Night Is Darkest is a story that packs one hell of a punch. Jayne Rylon manages to combine an intriguing story with captivating characters, creating a sensual roller coaster ride with some of the most sizzling protagonists you’re likely to meet. From the moment the story starts, you’ll be snared. Two men protecting the sister of their best friend and fallen comrade while fighting against a desire that cannot be denied…how could you possibly go wrong?
Oddly enough, though loss is the catalyst that connects the lovelorn trio, it is love and understanding that will hold them together. I thoroughly enjoyed the time Ms. Rylon used in the beginning of the story to reveal the nature of Mason and Tyler’s relationship. These aren’t your average bi-sexual men, but rather, their bond is based on deceit. Mason, though in love with Tyler, cannot openly confess to wanting another man. Because of that, he forces his partner and best friend to keep their feelings and relationship hidden from those around them. It’s bittersweet, because Tyler wants Mason so badly he’ll do whatever it takes to keep him close–until that means sacrificing a probable future with Lacey. Determined to seek out what he’s always desired, Tyler leaves behind a lover that remains obscured in the shadows for one that will accept him completely. Ultimately, Lacey will be the one to shatter any taboos and encourage Mason to embrace the man that has remained loyal to him despite the heartbreak it has inadvertently wrought. The sexual tension is excellent because of this, and makes those sex scenes oh-so-hot. Mason and Tyler are yummy, and Lacey is a siren in her own right.
The material itself is tightly written and sharp, and the pace is so brisk you’ll soar through the pages and wonder where the time has gone. I couldn’t wait to uncover the mystery of the person responsible for Rob’s death, and was pleasantly surprised when the truth was revealed. But the best part of Night Is Darkest is the heartbreaking scenes filled with emotion between Lacey, Tyler, and Mason. You won’t want to miss a single minute of their journey, and I would suggest you give this story a read so you don’t have to.