Review: Dead Man’s Deal (The Asylum Tales, #2)

Dead Man's Deal (The Asylum Tales, #2)Dead Man’s Deal by Jocelynn Drake
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Wow, Ms. jocelynn Drake did something pretty rare among the trilogies I’ve been reading for the past half decade – she made a second book in the trilogy that doesn’t end on a cliffhanger. My memories of books I read when I was younger have this happening more often. But I know I have written many, many reviews on Goodreads where I talk about how hard it is to rate the second book because it’s a setup for the third. So it was nice and refreshing to have a second book in a series where if Ms. Drake had never continued, we’d be satisfied with the ending. That said, she certainly provided enough change in the status quo that I’m curious to read the next book and find out what happened.

This book picks up a couple months after the last one, but I was getting back to it a year or so later so it took me a couple chapters to remember all the details of what was now going on in Gage’s life. Once I did, I often found myself unable to stop reading. While things may sometimes seem to be getting hyperbolically bad for Gage, the constant stake-raising makes sense given what he got himself into last book. If you enjoyed the last one, you’ll enjoy this one.

Just a reminder, there are some very explicit scenes, so I’d keep away from minors.

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