I want a Bluette man for my very own. Bailey, do you think you can take care of that for me, pretty please? And, so you know, this was the last Bluette installment. UUGGGH!
Paxton was the middle child and the family’s guardian of the Bluette mystic. He was at a place in his life where he was ready to share his heart with a woman. He was confident he would know the woman for him when she crossed his path.
In this story, we had the chance to see some of the characters from the previous two books. I was taken aback a bit by the opening of this story. It started with Pax as a young man at a time in his life when things were always volatile between his parents. On that fateful day, his life changed beyond his wildest dreams. Thankfully, Pax’s had other family members he could call upon for rescue. His Uncle Roland and Aunt Grace were Ezekiel and Romans’, parents. The next scene began with Pax as an adult and in the military learning to hone the craft that would serve him well during his military career and the next phase in his life. After Paxton’s military experience he settled back into the fold with the family. His cousins were more like brothers to him. He looked forward to being an uncle again.
At this point, Olivia was on the cusp of getting her freedom from the personal hell she’d lived for years. When Mason came into her life, it was as though the gods were shining down on her. What she discovered later it wasn’t the gods, it was Satan’s spun reincarnated. He was her husband. Her mother pretty much auctioned her off to her employer’s son. Mason’s family had a little wealth, so it was supposed to be a good thing for Olivia. As the years passed, I’m confident she vehemently disagreed with the assertion once Mason decided to use her as a punching bag stand-in. Because Olivia was a mathematics savant, Mason had her work at the firm with him handling the books. She had specific accounts under her purview. Once she noticed some accounting discrepancies and heard Mason’s flimsy excuse, she started the CYA (cover your ass) process to protect her best interest. Thankfully, Olivia was smarter than her scheming little rat husband. I don’t know why, but Mason reminded me of a shenanigan version of Blair Underwood in Madea’s Family Reunion. And the final straw was the beating and the baby. I was so happy when she kicked his butt literally and walked away from his craziness. Surprised by the person who helped her would be an understatement. *No spoiler*
It’d been eight years in the military, and Paxon was home, and the family was going through changes. Roman’s first wife died, but he had found love again. And the excellent part abounded with the meeting between the main characters, and their hearts collision. Olivia and Paxton would make their acquaintance and all the years of living like a hermit were about to evaporate into the seams in the background of her freedom trek.
Olivia interviewed with Lady Bluette for the director’s position with the new academy. She excelled at the meeting and accepted the directors’ position to work at the Academy. It was time to begin her new life. Meanwhile, Paxton had taken on the role of Roman’s shadow buddy. Ezekiel had found the love of his life in Zora after He and Roman moved to Texas. Her son, BJ, reminded me of a mini Carlton Banks. Also, Roman found love again with Zanetta. Now it was time for Paxton to claim his love interest and settle down.
Olivia and Paxton collided with one another at the coffee shop and in one another’s presence for her introduction to the academy board a while later. She did not notice him initially, but it would be no way to forsake the feelings when they met privately. Olivia settled into her office and the relationship with Paxton as they were attracted to one another from the initial collision in the coffee shop. I enjoyed the way the author weaved the spiritual component without beating us over the head. The Bluette men were all apart of the sexy men of faith club, and it was a joy to read about each Bluette and the women they chose to include in their life and spiritual partnership. The commitment by each man to be god-fearing beautiful specimen was a delight. Bailey West never ceases to amaze me. So, when Paxton taught Olivia how to use a sex toy, yet he chose to hold off having a sexual relationship with her until they were committed. I think I loved this man. But once he did the deed, I needed a cigarette too. The story wasn’t about the sex, but the sexual encounters were hot. The story had many special parts, and a beautiful message to boot. Overall, this was a nice closure piece to a wonderful series. 4.5 Stars.