This romance filled me with joy and I loved every bit of it

7_V&V_Hogan_ebook_FINALUnguarded by Jay Hogan

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book just filled me with joy, even though at times there are elements in the narrative which aren’t quite so pleasant.

I absolutely adored both Tai and Emmett, they were utter sweethearts both separately and together, and Emmett’s son Leo was an epically well-written kid too.

The premise worked beautifully for me, it was organic and while this takes place over a relatively short period of time, the feelings hit you like a Mac truck from the off.

It’s clear Emmett is a man who falls fast and stays steadfast as was evidenced by his relationship with his late wife.

When he sees Tai he’s captivated from the start, and this is part of what brings the necessary tension to the plot. Emmett is bisexual but not out, although his wife and a few select friends knew. I liked that this was the main driver in his fears, how it would affect Leo, what his parents would think, but not that at any point he intended to stay in the closet.

For Tai, he’s just left a very toxic relationship, the echoes of which are lingering both in his head and in the physical day-to-day of his life as he tries to get his feet back under him.

I won’t go further into the plotting, other than to say, I had a massive smile on my face throughout this book from start to finish and the happy ending is all the more sweet for the effort both men put in to get there.

#ARC kindly received from the publisher Heart Eyes Press in return for an honest and unbiased review

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