Loved this one, just shades as my favourite of the three because Michelin needed Lucky to help him find his way but when he decided to go for it, he took it full on with no apology.
I felt so bad for Michelin through most of this book, I loved his demisexual status too and I think Annabeth did really well getting it across how he needed the emotional connection to let loose with his desires.
The sexual tensions in this one were both hot and steamy but also hugely emotional and tender and I loved how Lucky was quick to pick up on what was needed for Michelin to let himself free.
Great to see the guys from the other books, even in passing, and I liked the exploration of that last bastion of ‘traditions’ – country music – which is also finding it needs to move with the times when it comes to LGBTQ+ representation.
It’s with a lot of love and not a little bit of sadness that I write the review for this as it closes the door on the incredible Unbreakable Bonds series.
Finally Ian and Hollis get their set of short stories and an extended novella to round off a journey which began seven books previously with Lucas and Andrei and the ending to this one is truly perfect.
I won’t spoil anything but will just say that the message left by Hollis at the final moment sums up for me everything these books have been about – loyalty, friendship, love and passion – a hope for something not necessarily better but something everyone deserves to have.