Title: Latymer (Nexus, #4)
Author: Tracey Devlyn
Release Date: January 7, 2014
Rating: 4 stars
Source: Purchased from Barnes & Noble
Traitor or savior . . . or something far more devastating?
William Townsend—Lord Latymer—lost the woman he loved because of his greed and his ultimate deception of two powerful countries. Now, he must protect his nine-year-old son from the same fate. Latymer has only one chance to escape his enemies: board a ship that would carry them both to America and a new life. But first he must find his missing son, elude a vengeful grieving brother, and kill a beautiful French assassin. Time is slipping through his fingers and Latymer has twelve hours before his ship and his future sail away.
What an emotional read. Laytmer by Tracey Devlyn is the fourth book in her Nexus Series and full of surprises and gut wrenching emotion. Throughout the series Latymer has been the traitor. The bad guy. So, I was shocked when I found out the fourth book would be about him. It has a different feel to it than the other three books. The biggest to me is that the main love story in this book in my opinion is between a father and son, but it also shows the love that Latymer had for his wife.
In Latymer, we find a father and son on the run from all the people and choices Latymer has made. He wants to make a new life for him and his son, Giles and that means catching a boat to America. However, in true Tracey Devlyn fashion, things are never easy. There is always a spy from some country showing up at the worst possible time.
In this book, a big question is can a bad guy turn good? Maybe. Maybe not. However, learning the whys of Latymer’s actions sure makes you feel for the guy. Watching the way he treats his son and the love he once shared for his late wife also makes you really feel for the guy.
In addition to Latymer and Giles story, we get to see Mac and Amelia’s story. We meet these two in book three. In Latymer, Mac wants to avenge his brother Mick’s death, however, every time he is in a position to do that, he sees Amelia’s face. I love that. He has to make a choice. Revenge or Love? Mac is conflicted but it doesn’t take much for him to realize where his future lies.
Tracey does a magnificent job of writing Laytmer’s story. I can’t say I was thrilled at the ending of the story, but it seemed right, given the circumstances. Did I cry? Absolutely. It was heartbreaking and there is a lot packed into this novella. If you have read Tracey’s other Nexus books you really need to read Latymer. You will be so glad you did.
Reviewed by: Amy R.