Monday, September 3, 2018

Random Review: No Way Out by Julie Lynn Hayes #Review #Giveaway

Author: Julie Lynn Hayes
Title: No Way Out
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: Christine Coffee
Publication date: August 28, 2018
Length: 200 pages

Reviewed by Truus


Wyatt Findley is an up-and-coming artist, attending a prestigious art institute in St. Louis. His mentor, Lukas Callahan, has snagged a sweet house-sitting job for him in a gorgeous home in a well-to-do part of town. Wyatt can’t help but notice two men who live just across the street.

They make an odd couple, since there must be a good twenty years difference between them. And yet there is something about the younger man that calls to Wyatt.

Shylor Lind has been living with Randy Grant for fifteen years, ever since Grant hired Shy’s mother as his live-in housekeeper. But five years ago, their relationship changed when Shy’s mother sold him to Grant and took the money and ran. Since then, Randy has been training Shy to be his submissive, dominating him in every way. There is nothing Shy can do about the situation, and he has nowhere to go, no one to turn to.

And then Wyatt enters his life… and nothing will ever be the same, as Wyatt engages in a battle for Shy’s very soul.

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First.... what an amazing cover!!! 

Living under the scrutinizing eyes of Randy, Shy has to be utterly concentrated with his behavior, he can’t slip because it would end badly... very badly.
Deprived of everything that made him a free living, thinking human; Shy is being held as Randy’s slave for the past five years. He’s been dominated, indoctrinated, and hurt by a man who only loves himself.

Wyatt an upcoming artist is house sitting for a friend and notices there is an odd couple living across the street. Wyatt is drawn to the beautiful boy, who is cleaning an already perfectly clean car. 
The older man behind the boy is rude and the younger man has to retreat back into their house. There is something terribly wrong.

This is what I call a hurtful read and I loved it. It did things to my heart and stomach.
It’s a heartbreaking and nauseating story and at moments I had the need to scream because it was quite frustrating to see someone so desperate and hopeless.
Shy is numb and the author did an amazing job how this was done.  His mind was conditioned by Randy and that same mind saw a ray of light in Wyatt.
It was a good, solid written story, convincing and fascinating. It was consistent throughout the story. The whole plot was really well done, just my kind of story!
When you aren’t easily put off by hurt and discomfort this read is for you!


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  1. Love that cover. Can't wait to read the book.

    As for the question, I look forward to Lights and Sirens (Emergency Services Book 2) by Lisa Henry.

  2. Charlie Cochet's new book is one the top of my list.