My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Full review to come soon.
Righty, here we go. This book is pure Devon McCormack, so if you don’t like steaming hot men getting into it all over the place, while offering up a light angsty narrative with a bit of an open ending, this book isn’t for you.
If, however, you like age gaps, MCs who do their best to avoid falling for each other because they don’t want to hurt someone else, who have an emotional connection which jumps off the page and who burn up the sheets like the world is about to end, you’ll love this.
Jesse and Eric are a brilliant pair, they complement each other perfectly, Eric’s age and experience acting as a guide to Jesse’s younger but no less mature spirit.
Their mutual attraction isn’t straightforward though, Eric’s son Ty is Jesse’s best friend and his relationship with his dad isn’t the best. I loved that there was genuine, honest conflict in this book over their feelings for each other and for Ty.
Neither man has had it easy, Jesse growing up in foster homes, Eric with a mostly absentee father and an incident in his teenage years which has coloured his life ever since.
But there is a genuine connection between them, it’s not just lust, although there’s a healthy dose of that too and some seriously sexy scenes when they finally give in to the passion.
This isn’t a 5* read for me simply because of the end, where the reader is left with a strong HFN but with added complications which will be continued. It’s not a cliffhanger as such, but it did make me curse a bit 😉
As an aside:
The cover is ex Rugby League international Stuart Reardon, who has carved out a successful post playing career as a model and fitness expert.
As I knew him when I covered the game as a journalist when he was just starting out in his early 20s – with shaven head and attitude – it always gives me a bit of a chuckle to see him now as a major sex symbol.
In this book though, he’s a perfect representation for Eric and it’s great to see him doing so well outside of the sport he had success in.
#ARC kindly received from the author in return for an honest and unbiased review.