The Book of Daniel

The Book of Daniel Daniel Livingston is finally free He s come clean about his passionless marriage and moved to St Nacho s where he can spend time with his brother Now he s ready to explore the endless sexual buffet be

  • Title: The Book of Daniel
  • Author: Z.A. Maxfield
  • ISBN: 9781623003340
  • Page: 418
  • Format: Paperback
  • Daniel Livingston is finally free He s come clean about his passionless marriage and moved to St Nacho s where he can spend time with his brother Now he s ready to explore the endless sexual buffet being hot and rich and single has to offer.The problem is a firefighter named Cameron Rooney who haunts his every waking thought and half his dreams No doubt about it Cam iDaniel Livingston is finally free He s come clean about his passionless marriage and moved to St Nacho s where he can spend time with his brother Now he s ready to explore the endless sexual buffet being hot and rich and single has to offer.The problem is a firefighter named Cameron Rooney who haunts his every waking thought and half his dreams No doubt about it Cam is going to require a level of honesty Dan has never before considered, and in order to achieve that, he will have to turn his life inside out Coming clean to his ex wife will cost him money, doing right by St Nacho s will anger his business partner, and exploring a painful family secret will hurt the one person Dan has sworn to protect.Cam s faith in Dan is tested and Dan s belief in himself is nearly non existent In the end, forging a new path could cost him everything or net him the most important score of his life in The Book Of Daniel.

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    1. This review was originally written for The Romance Reviews and can also be found there. Most people, when they see the name of the author of this book won't think twice before buying it. They expect great writing, wonderful characters, emotional situations and funny anecdotes, and being a fan, I can say that in my opinion that is usually what people get. More so with Z.A. Maxfield's older work, but the style is still there and certainly our expectations are as well.St. Nacho's is a very popular [...]

    2. In the words of Daniel himselfSpec-fucking-tacular! This is hands down my favorite book in this series, and for sure one of my favorites from this author.This books was the fourth in the St. Nacho's series. St. Nacho's is a little town in the coast of California that seems to lure and keep those people that come to it running away from their old lives. Daniel's brother Jake is the latest to find his way to St. Nacho's. Daniel after after a horrible divorce and finally coming clean with his sexua [...]

    3. While I like the St. Nacho’s series a lot, I’m not really happy with the turn it’s taken. Of course that could just be me but this book felt disjointed, rush, and totally scattered. There wasn’t one consistent theme running throughout the book and the characters seemed to change randomly with whatever emotion they needed to express. I quite liked Daniel and Cam from the previous book but I couldn’t stand either one of them in Book of Daniel. They’re selfish, cruel, totally unforgivin [...]

    4. ^^SOMETIMES DANIEL NEEDS TO KEEP HIS BOOK CLOSED!^^More of my reviews and ramblings at PANTS OFF REVIEWS3.5This was one of my least favourite ZAM book ever, and it’s a part of one my fave series. This book had two of my favourite characters from the previous book, like two complete idiots. They were indecisive, contradictory, and spoiled children. I could not wrap my mind around it, and when they both acted like douches to each other, with a few words all would go back to normal.If you have no [...]

    5. I like the series but this one didn't work for me. The big picture seems too large and complicated to crammed with romance. Everyone acted like bastards, Jake a whiny brother who's very demanding while never gave anything back to his brother (which I think it out-of-character considered the previous book), while Dan a middle-aged looser who just let his life along the wrong-current. No spark-fire btw Dan and Cam. Worse was when others left Dan fought for them alone for 4 months, felt ridiculous [...]

    6. I'm completely hooked on the St Nacho's series by this author and was greatly anticipating this fourth book. It follows Jake's (or Yasha's) brother Daniel who at the end of the previous book had arrived in St Nacho's and announced that he was gay and divorcing his wife. Then both he and Jake are involved in an accident where Daniel's hand is crushed. As this book starts the story is a few months on from that accident. Daniel's hand is recovering but he doesn't have a lot of movement - something [...]

    7. 4.5 stars. I was really glad to see this book was about Daniel, Jacob's brother from Jacob's Ladder. He was such an interesting character, with such conflict and potential. This was another wonderful look at the man, and many of his complexities were laid clear. Again here was a MC with real flaws who none the less is very sympathetic and will capture your heart. Two things made me down-grade this book slightly from its prequel. One is that the romantic MC's are not together as much as I would h [...]

    8. What can I say? I loved Dan and Cam so much. This book represented everything I love about the St. Nacho's series- the feeling of the town, the character's, the journey of finding yourself. Dan's revelations and process self-discovery was one of my favorite parts of the book. I felt like I was in his head and could understand every emotion he was feeling. This book was masterfully written- wringing emotion after emotion out of me- angst, melancholy, sadness, happiness, anger, etc. I felt like I [...]

    9. 3.5 stars. Good m/m romance about Jake's brother, Daniel, who was seriously injured in the previous book. He's still in St. Nacho's going to physical therapy, waiting for his divorce to go through, admiring a handsome firefighter from afar, and getting grief from people about substituting money for emotion. I would have liked this better if it hadn't made several time jumps near the end, which I thought made the story seem disjointed and somewhat rushed.

    10. Im a fan of this series but this is my least favorite of the four books. I love the first half, second half felt rushed and that ending was just disappointing. Physical Therapy is the best in this series for me.

    11. I loved this story and i especially loved Daniel and Cam. I am so grateful to Macky for pushing me to read it. Now the end was a little wonky and it felt quite uneven. They did get their HEA, but it could have been better.I would most definitely recommend this series.

    12. This is the fourth installment in Ms. Maxfield's St. Nacho's series, and I while I am hard pressed to name a favorite, I really liked this one.Daniel is a real estate investor, going through a divorce after 12 years of marriage, stopping over in St. Nacho's after being injured in a car accident that badly injured his hand. His brother, Jake, has settled in town and is putting down roots with his soon to be husband and making a name for himself with his new bakery/cafe. Exploring his freedom with [...]

    13. I had a tough time with a rating on this one. Daniel as a character was 5 stars, but the storytelling was a bit uneven and I found some missed opportunities that I would have liked to see.Have I mentioned that I loved Daniel. From his introduction in the last book, I found him to be one of the more compelling characters in this series. His life is in complete upheaval and he is not always sympathetic, but he is a good person. He is still in St. Nacho's, living with his brother Jake, while he is [...]

    14. I am not really sure how to review this one because i loved it and i didn' t at the same time. First off, the parts i loved, i really loved but what i didn't like, i hated. Tough call. So what did i like? I totally loved Camg yummy fireman who happens to be sweet and honest and loving and adorable and sexy as sin. I like Daniel too but think he got the raw deal from everyone. I liked revisiting Jake and Jt and was glad that they were able to make a life together.What I didn't likei didn't like t [...]

    15. re-readDan isn't that sympathetic a character, he's letting his life spiral out of control and leaving little to connect to. Everyone around him seems to be busy judging and resenting him, even when he's giving support he's in the wrong. Cam apparently has an amazing aura, but honestly I can't say I liked anyone in this story unreservedly.A lot of complications to fit into one story, there's a time leap towards the end that threw me and to my mind everyone acted out of character. Would Bree real [...]

    16. Finished finally. Out of the four books so far I liked this one the most. I actually felt a conection between Cam and Dan and was rooting for them. There was more of a story line, for me, which helped make this a more interesting read. But overall they were just an OK read with nothing to get excited about. Maybe its me and I just wasn't in the right mood for these books.

    17. Another great story set in St Nachos. The emotional story of Daniel and Cam. Great characters and lots of soul searching but also humour. "You're a cowboy and a fireman?" "Yes, Daniel," Cam said drily. "It's almost as if I am half of the Village People, all rolled into one."<\b>

    18. 4.0 StarsDaniel Livingston has left his cheating wife, come out about being gay, and moved to St. Nacho’s to spend time with his brother, Yasha. Freedom is sweet relief and Daniel is living it up by exploring the endless sexual buffet being hot, rich, and single has to offer. Firefighter Cameron Rooney, however, gets under Dan's skin. Despite his newfound freedom, Dan finds himself wanting a life with Cameron more. But Cam is going to require a level of honesty Dan has never before sustained. [...]

    19. This book started off great. I liked Daniel and Cam from the previous book, but unfortunately the minute they stopped their bickering they became boring.Way too many storylines and problems for Danny. I wish they would have either focused completely on the family drama, the drama with his ex-wife or the drama with his business. Just too many issues to focus on.I also think the characters in this book were a bit overdramatic. They become offended or heartbroken by everything. Their dialogue is al [...]

    20. I'm feeling conflicted on what to rate this. If this were anyone other than ZAM I would say this is an above average book, but since this is ZAM I know what an excellent writer she is. On top of that, I'm disappointed by the last two chapters. It was jarring to not only skip four months ahead, but to find out so much had happened in the interim (and not go through that with Dan). Then have the next chapter skip ahead to where Dan had rebuilt everything (and yet again not go through that with him [...]

    21. I have one little gripe. Why does one need rubber surgical gloves when participating in the act of sex with your partner and yet you're ok to get your tongue in there??? [Sorry if this is TMI :)] I get the whole bodily fluids thing, but this is a book and if you're reading this you probably already know all about "safe sex". Is that the job of an author these days?If the characters were into rubber fetish, were players or even rent boys, I'd understand but, when Daniel whips out the rubber glove [...]

    22. 3.5 stars!*sigh* Another series is all wrapped up. Daniel. I'm not really sure how I feel about him. Sometimes I like him and understand his thinking other times I want to throttle him! CamI loved him since the last book and I waited patiently for him to mention a ride on the 'camshaft'!!The first part of the story pulled me right in and we got to be involved in just about every part. Then there was a certain point where we weren't 'involved' anymore and we only got to read the tidbits and event [...]

    23. This was a really satisfactory conclusion to this series. I actually really enjoyed how internally twisted up Daniel was inside. He's lived so long for other people he really doesn't know how to exist as himself anymore and it takes him awhile to figure it out, to figure out what he really wants for himself. Cam of course is just a doll and so simple and earnest in his own desires. He's very sure of himself and his place in the world, but his feelings for Daniel throw him for a bit of a loop as [...]

    24. This is actually a 3.5. It's a sweet little romance. I wish those did more for me lately. Not the author's fault. I'm sure it's me.

    25. I loved Cam & his quixotic cat but I really disliked the character of Dan add in a little WTF-ery with the plot not making sense & I'd have to say this is my least favourite book in the series.

    26. I hope there will be more characters like Dan in m/m. Really.WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD!This book was definitely the most anticipated m/m book of the year for me. I liked the previous one, Jacob's Ladder (where Cam and Dan were introduced), very much, and I kinda thought then that these characters stole the show for the most part. I couldn't wait for their story, which was heavily hinted in Jacob's Ladder.The thing is that when you anticipate something that much, you have certain expectations of th [...]

    27. I am a big fan of Z.A. Maxfield, but I admit that I wasn't particularly taken by her last couple of books. The Book of Daniel though was ZAM at her best - a true romance and true pleasure to read. In a genre populated with carbon-copies and types, Dan is the most wonderful creation and he made this book, if not the best in the series, than pretty close to the first one. I know that he is definitely my favorite character in St. Nacho's books.Dan is completely human and deeply flawed, not particul [...]

    28. Originally posted at: whippedcream2/201Sometimes you get what you need and not what you want. At least that seems to be what is happening for Daniel. Stuck in St. Nacho’s while he rehabs his crushed arm, Daniel can’t seem to catch a break. He unintentionally disappoints his newly engaged brother Jake, and Daniel’s on-again, off-again animosity with sexy firefighter Cam is a bumpy road. Add in a long lost dying father, more accidents than anyone should handle, and a ton of misunderstandings [...]

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