Introverted scholar Percival Endicott Whyborne wants nothing more than to live quietly with his lover, ex-Pinkerton detective Griffin Flaherty. Unfortunately, Whyborne’s railroad tycoon father has other ideas, namely hiring Griffin to investigate mysterious events at a coal mine.
Whyborne, Griffin, and their friend Christine travel to Threshold Mountain, a place of dark legend even before the mine burrowed into its heart. A contingent of Pinkertons-including Griffin’s ex-lover Elliot-already guard the mine. But Griffin knows better than anyone just how unprepared the detectives are to face the otherworldly forces threatening them.
Soon, Whyborne and Griffin are on the trail of mysterious disappearances, deadly accidents, and whispered secrets. Is Elliot an ally, or does he only want to rekindle his relationship with Griffin? And if so, how can Whyborne possibly hope to compete with the stunningly handsome Pinkerton-especially when Griffin is hiding secrets about his past?
For in a town where friends become enemies and horror lurks behind a human mask, Whyborne can’t afford to trust anything-including his own heart.
*gulp* Here we go! I’m strapped in and ready for this ride, eager for more freaky fun with my new favorite guys. I’m not overwhelmed by the number of additions to this collection, quite the opposite actually. I can’t recall the last time I was this excited to submerge myself into an extraordinary world. I’m a glutton for Widdershins and my only apologies will be to you, for having to listen to me gush and carry on for the next several weeks. Whyborne and Griffin have synced into step, moving through their daily routines with a fierce connection pulsing between them. They have committed to each other and are embracing their new life as a couple, even if it must remain secluded to the privacy of their home. I hate that they have to keep their love undercover but can’t help but admire them and feel grateful they found one another. Whyborne’s father has secured Giffin’s services, hoping to get to the bottom of some mysterious activity at his coal mine down south. Whyborne is rather content to maintain his adventures within the walls of the Ladysmith but he would never abandon Griffin. Convincing Christine to accompany them, the three of them embark on a journey to Threshold Mountain. Have you been? Wanna join me?? Let’s go!
“Yeah, I’m gonna take my horse to the old town road. I’m gonna ride ’til I can’t no more...” Awww, poor Whyborne. He’s just learning how to ride and well, horses are intimidating and majestic beasts. He’d much rather stick to his handsome detective but I certainly got a kick out of his valiant efforts. He’s hilarious out of his comfort zone, which is nearly everywhere. I was quickly roped in and found myself rapt during this adventure. Heading to the hills of West Virginia held its own special charm and I was fascinated with their travels. As experiments play out we learn some are as harmless as the breeze while others are the subject of nightmares. Hawks delivers another vivid and eloquent installment within this series and I think it’s only going to pick up speed from here.
I loved watching them fall further into one another. A bit of a green-eyed monster showed up and although I was surprised, I was happy to see the turnabout of their fears. Shadows of the past appear and with them come a surge of possessiveness and protectiveness. *shivers* When Whybrone declares Griffin must be his and his alone, I felt goosebumps rupture along my arms. I loved witnessing strong, steady and confident Whyborne appear. I loved watching him claim his lover in more than a physical sense. Don’t get me wrong, the physical assertiveness was scorching too. But I adored how their hearts came together with chosen bindings. They are in this for the long haul and that’s the best news I’ve heard all year! Yes, the paranormal scenes were fantastic. Yes, the mystery was well played. Yes, Christine is bad-ass and I love her. Yes, the setting was entertaining. However, all of those solid components were merely the splendid finishing touches in my opinion. The crux of this story that totally dazzled me was simply…Whyborne and Griffin. I don’t particularly care where they go next, I’ll be there!
The terrors are utterly dreadful. The emotions are hot and then hotter. And the adventures are treacherous and wild. It’s fast-paced fabulous fun!
If you haven’t had the pleasure of meeting Dr. Percival Endicott Whyborne and Griffin Flaherty, do yourself a favor and jump back to Widdershins. I’ll catch you down the road, along this remarkable ride. Race you to the finish??
TITLE: Threshold (Whyborne & Griffin #2)
AUTHOR: Jordan L. Hawk
PUBLISHER: Widdershin’s Press
LENGTH: 172 pages
RELEASE DATE: June 4, 2013
BUY LINKS: Amazon