Noble Hops by Layla Reyne
Trouble Brewing #3
Romantic Suspense M/M
Carina Press | February 26, 2019
It’s the end of the Trouble Brewing trilogy, and it was the best one! That both makes me happy, because it ended on a great note, but it also makes me a little sad because now I want to read more about Nic and Cam!
I’m thinking a epilogue short story? Maybe?
Where Imperial Stout caught us all up on the early romance bubbling between Cam and Nic, Craft Brew focused more on Cam’s history. Now with Noble Hops we got to dive into Nic and his history. I far preferred to get this story more than Cam’s, as I feel it’s been the plot that’s been simmering the entire time. The ending felt worth it.
However, the real shining aspect of this trilogy was Cam and Nic, most definitely. There’s some serious chemistry between them, with minimal angst. My favorite! Once they decided to make it work, neither one backed up or flaked out. Even when there was room for a huge blowout or separation, their love kept them communicating.
Communication is key! No matter the relationship!
I really can’t say too much more without giving away the plot, but there were pretty entertaining twists that I hope will be delved into eventually. Perhaps in another book? Perhaps one with GS and a cocky coast guard?
Tell me, Ms Layla Reyne, am I onto something???
“I’ve got you,” Cam murmured, and dropped a kiss on his temple.
“Just when I thought things were turning our way…”
Nic dropped his head on Cam’s shoulder, and Cam was sure Nic could feel his heart about to beat out of his chest, equal parts worry at the dejection in Nic’s voice, so foreign for him, and adoration, because he let Cam see that, not hiding anything from him, for better or worse.
“One setback.” Cam carded his fingers through Nic’s hair, more of the sexy gray showing every day.
“Three, if we’re counting.”
“Stop counting,” he playfully chided with a swat to Nic’s ass. “Unless it’s your breaths, in which case, take a few extra to settle.”
Nic took the recommended inhales, plus a few more, then rested their foreheads together. “Thank you.”
Cam waited for his eyes to open. “I love you.”
“I love you too.” Finally, a smile, if an exhausted one, right before Nic brushed his lips over Cam’s. It was a slow, gentle kiss, probably the only thing that would be in this already rough-and-tumble day, and Cam let Nic take all that he needed. Cam needed it too—this reminder of their connection, the threads of the rope being reinforced. Cam would hold Nic to his word. Nic hadn’t let the rope go for him when Cam had needed him to hold tight, and Cam wouldn’t let go now either, nor would he let Nic, or anyone else for that matter, cut through it with a Ka-Bar.
Author Layla Reyne was raised in North Carolina and now calls San Francisco home. She enjoys weaving her bi-coastal experiences into her stories, along with adrenaline-fueled suspense and heart pounding romance. When she’s not writing stories to excite her readers, she downloads too many books, watches too much television, and cooks too much food with her scientist husband, much to the delight of their smushed-face, leftover-loving dogs.
Join Layla Reyne for a giveaway featuring a paperback of any novel in the Trouble Brewing series + a fun swag pack! Open internationally.