Aaron and David have been through a lot since they’ve been together. Now, they’ve finally settled with a home, a service dog for Aaron, and jobs that satisfy them. One night, a storm hits, the power goes out, and suddenly, a tornado is pounding on them. While in the basement, clinging to each other, they hold each other and reaffirm their love for one another. When the noise fades, their home is a total loss. Will Aaron and David be able to weather this storm? Or will the devastation be too much for their relationship?
Oh my goodness, you guys! I’ve been with the Color of Love series from the very beginning. I fell in love with Aaron and David in the first book, Into the Gray. They’re the sort of characters who stay with you well after the story ends. They’ve been through a lot together. Aaron’s career crisis, David’s divorce, Aaron’s ex’s drug overdose and eventual death…all huge issues that would make most couples go running in different directions as fast as they can, but not Aaron and David. Each event serves to make their new love even stronger. What began as a snowy weekend of hot sex turned into something rich and deep, and it’s been a pleasure going through this adventure with them. Both are good men in what had been difficult times, and once they found each other, everything seemed to take a back seat to their budding relationship. I think this is why I loved The Violet Skies of Morning so much. I already “know” Aaron and David, and I’m already fully immersed in their love story. I was happy to see the book begin with them in their bed, happy and content. It’s also why I felt terrified for them when the tornado hit. I consider Aaron and David to be “mine,” and when my men are devastated, I’M devastated.
When they leave their destroyed home, they find their way to their friend Dee Dee’s house. Here is where I tell you Aaron and David have two very good friends who have been with them since the beginning…the aforementioned Dee Dee, and Erica. These women play an important role in the story, but they are definitely background characters. They never get in the way or chew scenery. They do what they’re supposed to do, and they helped make the story flow at an easy pace.
I feel I should mention one other character that fits perfectly into the story. Aaron has a service dog named Deogie (spell “D.O.G.”). He’s one of the most supportive and sweetest dogs I’ve ever read in a book. He loves his daddies, and he does exactly what he’s supposed to do…comfort Aaron when he needs it. I loved him almost as I loved Aaron and David.
After the destruction, Aaron and David realize they’re all in with each other and I couldn’t have been happier. The author is so skilled with the dialogue and the scenery, and even how I “see” Aaron and David. It played out in my mind like a movie…a perfect, romantic movie starring the hottest actors in Hollywood.
I feel like I have given away enough of the plot, and I don’t want to give away the ending. I know I’ve said the word “perfect” a lot in this review. It’s hard to find another word to describe Aaron and David, and the story as a whole. Look, I’m going to give it to you straight. The Violet Skies of Morning is the most wonderful way to end a wonderful series. This one was one of my favorite Christmas gifts. I cannot recommend this novella enough. I don’t believe you should jump in and read this without reading the first two stories, Into the Gray and A Lighter Shade of Blue (they were both included in my favorites for 2019).There is some exposition, but not nearly enough for you to be able to completely grasp how Aaron and David came to be together and what trials they went through to get where they are today.
Please, oh please read these! Aaron and David will work their way into your heart, and they’ll stay there. I can’t recommend this series enough.