Deliverance is the second book in the Darkest Skies series by Garrett Leigh. It's an emotional and an action packed ride of two men connecting intimately with a chance encounter and having that one time meeting turn into a strong relationship that they both thought they'll never have.
Benito Martell is barely surviving after being tossed by his second in command and thrown back to his hometown. He would need to pay out a bounty that had been set before he can be totally free of his gang life. Mickey Larwood is a dyslexic who once was hooked on drugs and is intimately familiar with the road life having being in that once. Now he is recovering from his addiction and has a steady work the Housing Authority. Both unexpectedly meet at a hook up place to scratch a need that they crave. Their one-night stand is explosive and their chemistry off the charts. Both had thought that it ends there but fate has other plans and one meeting became two, and two became more.
Deliverance is a delightful read. Benito and Mickey are such interesting and complex characters. Both had problems that stemmed from a life that was full of destruction, chaos and trouble. Both men are aggressive and like their sex a bit dirty, rough and gritty. They are survivors - tough and willing to do anything for those they hold dear. Seeing their relationship develop into something deeper as the situation with Benito's family is being dealt with by Mickey and Benito together is beautifully heart-breaking and utterly heart-warming at the same time. As Benito is trying to completely break off from his past, his inability to tell Mickey the truth almost cost him their budding relationship but a tragedy that happened made them realize what they truly mean to each other.
Overall, Deliverance as a story is more action-packed than the first and 3rd book in the series. It contains more of the road life and it is depicted with meticulous detail and care in here. The book's pacing is good and the characters are interesting and sympathetic. It depicts how the support and love of people can truly help someone achieve their own redemption and success of truly getting their happy second chance. This book is a 4.5 stars out of 5.