Title: Foreseen: Lex
Series: The Four #2
Author: Sloane Kennedy
Genre: Gay Romance
Release date: 17th March 2020
Rating: 3,5 stars
Even if I wasn’t losing my sight, I never would have seen him coming…
I’ve known my fate for years, but I wasn’t willing to accept it. But as the light in my eyes dims a little more each day, I have no choice but to adapt.
The secluded cabin in the north woods of Maine is supposed to be an escape… a place where I can figure out how to move forward with my life… to find out if I even can.
But then he shows up and suddenly I’m facing a new fight…
He wants to be left alone? Fine by me. But I’m not going to watch him just give up…
Wanting to be left alone, that’s something the guy and I have in common. But that’s about it. As far as I’m concerned, he’s just another rich city boy playing at living off the grid for a while. He’s got no idea what it really means to be alone.
My job is to take care of the cabin he’s staying in and that’s it. It doesn’t matter that I can’t stop thinking about why he looks so damn broken or wondering why he stirs something inside of me I thought long dead.
But try as I might, I can’t stay away from him, just like I can’t watch him give up on himself. He may be losing his sight, but I won’t let him lose himself.
I won’t let him become like me…
***Although this book is part of a series, it can be read as a stand-alone***
This is the second book in the “The Four” series, which is a spin-off of the awesome “Protectors” series. It can be read as a stand-alone but maybe it will be more enjoyable after also reading the first book “Forgotten: Luca“.
It has been some time since I got to read a “new” Sloane Kennedy book, so of course, I was over the moon when I found out about the release of this one.
This time we get Lex’s story, and I have got to admit I didn’t remember a single thing about him until I started reading, and then parts of it came back to me. For some reason, I have always been drawn mostly to King and so he was still the freshest in my mind from the first book.
The reason I didn’t remember a whole lot about Lex, also had to do with the fact that he didn’t play a really big part in the first book. The reason why will become fully clear after reading this one.
Lex has been dealing with an extreme complication of his diabetes. Having lived with diabetes since he was young, he knows the struggles of dealing with this disease. Unfortunately, this disease can also cause some major side effects and Lex will now have to deal and accept and turn parts of his life completely around.
He has decided to do this away from his over-protective brothers, who still don’t know anything about what is going on…well except for King that is…
Lex has tucked himself away in some remote cabin in Maine, where he will try to come to terms with the repercussions of his diabetes. So far he is NOT dealing…and he is not okay.
This is where Gideon comes in. He is the caretaker of the cabin that Lex is staying in and even though their meeting could have gone a bit better, they soon become “friends” of sorts and even learn to rely on each other. Of course, their “feelings” don’t just stop at “friendly”, which is especially shocking for Gideon who has only ever seen himself as straight. No worries though… he is pretty accepting of the fact that he is attracted to a man… We get some nice “exploratory” steamy scenes.
But both of these guys have a ton of inner demons they are fighting… So… it was a bit of a bumpy ride…
I am gonna be honest and say that Lex is not one of my favorite “Sloane Kennedy” characters. I know he had it hard but his running away and overreacting to certain situations (even though logical) got on my nerves a bit. Miscommunication, or in this case, non-communication really bothers me and leaves me yelling at my book!!
I don’t like yelling at my book and my family likes it even less
I also felt a bit disappointed with the lack of “Lex’s brothers” in this one. I would have liked a bit more about them, instead of Gideon’s family. For some reason to me, it felt like Gideon’s family was more important, while we (or I at least) still know how hard things where for Lex’ brothers in the previous book, especially Luca. This book made me feel as though the brothers are really growing apart and that makes me a tad bit sad.
So this one didn’t leave me with the satisfying feeling I normally have when closing one of Sloane’s books. I did, however, appreciate the little snippet we got at the end about Lex and Gideon going to Vegas to check on Con. It gave me some hope when it comes to Lex and Con’s brotherly bond…
Now, we can’t love them all the same and I am particularly a fan of badass alpha men. So I have this feeling that I am gonna absolutely love Con and King’s books. They have been my two favorites since they were first introduced. With the little hints given in this one….and I hope I am right about those… King’s book should especially rock!!
That said, I am sure all the hurt/comfort lovers out there are gonna be all over this book !!
PS: I want to give 10 extra stars to Brewer…he deserves them!!!