Monday, July 16, 2018

Review: Lost in Indigo by V. L. Locey

Lost in Indigo 
(Colors of Love #1)
by V.L. Locey
Genre: M/M Romance
Release Date: July 10, 2018
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Mathieu Beresford was so close to seeing his dream come true.

The thirty-eight-year-old captain of the Buffalo Surge had led his team to the final round of the playoffs with his aggressive defensive play and leadership. During the first game of the championship series, he was taken down, and his leg snapped upon impact with the boards. From his hospital bed, Mathieu watched his team go on to win it all.

Adrift in anger, resentment, and the new direction of his life, he returns to his mansion along the St. Lawrence River. Alone and sulking, Mathieu is not prepared for Indigo Neu to enter his life. The genderflux twenty-year-old botany major signs on to play nursemaid, confidant, and groundskeeper over the summer and slowly leads Mathieu out of his confusion––one tender smile and touch at a time.

The deeper Mathieu falls, the more he wonders if being lost might not be so bad after all.




Lost in Indigo make me rage for almost half the book. Let me just say 'Closet case alert!' We have hockey star, Mat who is late 30s, on the brink of his retirement. He is suffering a career ending injury, but even without the injury, we know his time will come to an end sooner of later. Mat returned to his island to recuperate. An island! 

Indigo is his ground-keeper's son, who is almost 20 years his junior, who was at the island during his summer break. Indigo is a gender fluid, who loves to embrace his feminine side, much to the ire of Mat's nurse. Yeah, we have a homophobic nurse who doesn't refrain from telling Indigo she loathe him and she keep telling Mat that she's praying for his soul. OMG! I hate her so much. Mat also got a homophobic agent, Arn. But the thing that make my blood boil was how Mat enable these bigots. Yeah, once awhile, Mat might take an effort to correct them, but mostly he just roll with it. To be honest, I don't know why did Indigo even like his grumpy ass. Mat is a coward for like 80% of the book. I want to be understanding of his plight, he is not the first nor the last athlete to be in the closet, but I'm just so mad about his action. Indigo deserves better than his sorry ass. 

Did Mat redeem himself in the end? Sorta. I thought it was kinda too late in the book. I'm not happy with the way Indigo deliver the ultimatum either. We don't get Indigo's POV, so I'm not sure how serious is he about the ultimatum or he just wanted to get rid of Mat. It was never explained, but Mat did it and they get their HEA. I'm still mad though.


V.L. Locey loves worn jeans, yoga, belly laughs, Dr. Who, Torchwood, walking, reading and writing lusty tales, Greek mythology, the New York Rangers, comic books, and coffee. (Not necessarily in that order.) She shares her life with her husband, her daughter, one dog, two cats, two Jersey steers and a flock of assorted domestic fowl.

When not writing lusty tales, she can be found enjoying her day with her menagerie in the rolling hills of Pennsylvania with a cup of fresh java in hand.


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