Title: Skygods (Hydraulic #2)
Author: Sarah Latchaw
Genres: Contemporary, Erotica
Release Date: August 26th 2014
Kaye Trilby and her ex-husband, world-famous author Samuel Cabral, vowed to fight for their rekindled love in rain or shine. They didn’t realize they’d be caught in a deluge so quickly.
A near-fatal skydiving accident shows Kaye how her reckless behavior affects the ones she loves. But while she knows Samuel is afraid to lose her again, she isn’t ready to give up the thrill of the wild backcountry.
Something darker is slipping into Samuel’s mind, though. The specters of his past are re-emerging. His polish is deteriorating, just as all of Hollywood braces for his blockbuster book-to-movie adaptation. When he appears on Kaye’s doorstep late one night in a rumpled tuxedo, erratic and agitated, it seems that romance with her ex might be her biggest leap yet. A string of failed relationships has pushed Samuel to the brink, the fall-out leaving him in a dark place—a place where Kaye is powerless to help him. She is reluctantly drawn back into Samuel’s glittering and backbiting world of celebrity, all the while clinging to the steadfast peaks of home.
Can Kaye risk her heart with Samuel a second time? Will they ever find their blue skies?
Sarah Latchaw was raised in eastern Iowa and appreciates beauty in mud-splattered gravel roads and fields. She also loves to explore far-away places, thanks to countless family minivan trips across the States. This passion for finding stories led to college adventures in many different countries, and each place’s story rests in the back of her mind and in her photo albums.
Sarah received her BA from Wartburg College in public relations and media, and entered the workforce, ready to climb the ladder. However, when researching MBA applications evoked feelings of dread, with the loving support of her husband, she pursued a career in creative writing and was awarded her MA from Iowa State University.
These days, Sarah wakes every morning thrilled to cuddle her small children, show them the world, then capture that world and shape it into stories on paper. She is not thrilled when she wakes to her cats smothering her face. She and her family reside in Des Moines, Iowa—one of the best places to live and work.
The much anticipated sequel of Hydraulic Level Five!
I love those stories that deal with married couples – have been at some point or still are, doesn’t matter – and the small cracks in those relationships. No one is perfect and everyday is a struggle for something better than the previous day.
Kaye and Samuel’s is unique and lovable and as any other relationship, fragile and vulnerable. What made me love this so much was the characters and the way the story evolved and their believable, drama free – oh how I love drama free stories! – story made want to re-read the first book and at parts hug them both – okay maybe Sam a little bit more!
This book picks up where HLF felt off, with Kaye and Sam trying to mend their relationship. Samuel struggles with his demons and his life as a famous writer, he and Kaye have yet a lot to learn about one another and their story has that kind of slow progress that I love reading. Nothing rushed in order for the story to make sense or for them to finally get to that point. As those two get closer, the story hooks you in more than the last chapter and a little bit more, and a little bit more until you can’t help but love the way they interact and where seriousness and playfulness meet.
Apart from their issues as a couple, trying to work their way through them, they have a beautiful story as friends and and childhood memories blend into their everyday life, this story is just captivating as a whole.