Review Tour & GIVEAWAY: Doll Baby by Kayleigh Sky

Doll Baby – Kayleigh Sky

Length: 330 pages
 
Blurb
 

Todd Rifkin has sworn off love forever—until he loses his heart to a badly scarred rent boy and stumbles into a deadly game of cat and mouse with a brutal stalker out for revenge.

Struggling to make enough money to buy a friend’s bar and grill to fulfill a promise, Todd Rifkin vows to let nothing stand in his way. Nothing, that is, until a friend’s call for help. Bailing his friend out of trouble might cost Todd his dream. Now he is scrambling to make up the loss and reluctantly takes on the job of errand boy for his boss’ spoiled ex-lover.

Bliss Busby has no memory of the attack that scarred his face. Scared and reclusive, he has no interest in Todd’s intrusion into his life. No interest, that is, until somebody starts scattering cinnamon hearts at his door. Now Todd is the only one standing between Bliss and a mysterious stalker.

Years ago, Todd lost the love of his life in a violent twist of fate. After a night with a knife-wielding maniac, Bliss lost everything. Thrown together by circumstance, Todd and Bliss must unite to battle a hidden force from the past. As Bliss struggles to remember the attack that wrecked his life, and Todd struggles to save him from an attacker that is closer than either of them realizes, their reluctant friendship becomes a passionate love that just might have the power to heal their wounded hearts.

If they live.

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3 Stars
This is one of those weird reviews to write, because there were parts of this story that I liked and other parts I really struggled with! When it comes to the main characters, Bliss and Todd, I definitely liked them and their journey together, but the side parts of the story were muddled and hard to follow. Bliss and Todd have very painful stories and have endured so much in their lives already, but they find a peace in each other, something they are both afraid of. I could appreciate that part of the story and found it very touching.
Doll Baby has an intense story line, filled with feeling and mystery. Not everyone is who the seem to be and it’s Bliss and Todd who end up very tangled in a crazy web. I wanted to love the whole journey, but very often felt lost and had a hard time following what was happening. I did really enjoy the last part though, as it all comes together, that was where I really felt the passion and pain in Todd and Bliss and eventually the healing.
Overall, I enjoyed the premise of this story and Bliss and Todd themselves. Doll Baby is definitely more of darker story but with the underlying belief in hope and love.
Author Bio

Kayleigh Sky is a m/m erotic romance writer.

Kayleigh’s stories are tales of struggle and pain, loss and despair. Love is won in the battle to rise out of the depths of darkness. Victory is in the sweet bliss of happily ever after.

Once upon a time Kayleigh hid out in a cold dark garage reading a book her parents forbid her to read. She was nine years old. The book? Giovanni’s Room by James Baldwin, a story of love between two men–well, actually the story was a little more complicated than that, but hey, she was nine.

In the dark of the garage, a light, a passion, a sheer joy for love in all its manifestations awoke.

And love between two men–Hot!

Kayleigh’s men are often broken, always brave, and always memorable.

 

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