My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars
Like book one, I don’t really think this is an enemies to lovers trope book and, also like book one, I don’t think it needed to be a separate publication.
Obviously it’s a duo, so part one is told from Sebastian’s POV and this one is all Blake’s but, imho anyways, it could have been done in the one book.
Still, what’s in this book is superbly written, as is everything from Cara. It’s off the charts hot and includes some of my favourite kinks (Blake is very much a slave to Sebastian’s commanding ways and gets off on the humiliation of being told he’s a cum dump, a whore for Seb’s cock etc) which is ridiculously hot.
It also has an excellent secondary narrative running through it about finding a home, about the importance of surrounding ourselves with people who support us and that, sometimes, it’s those who should be closest to us that can cause the most hurt.
My heart ached for Blake because he’s very definitely not a bad man at all, he’s conflicted and he’s fallen in love for the first time ever and doesn’t know what to do with his feelings.
I was pleased that things weren’t dragged out unnecessarily, there is a bit of “hate sex” right at the start when Seb and Blake first run into each other when there’s no-one else around, but other than that, this is more a book about reconnecting.
Teddy was his usual awesome self, I also very much appreciate Sophie and David, Blake’s siblings, and I love Dylan, Soph’s partner, who is all ends up just a decent bloke. I also loved the wee guest appearance of one of my absolute favourite characters of Cara’s Darius Quinn 🙂
Ultimately though, this is a book about loving someone because they make your day brighter, your future happier and your life something to be enjoyed, and you do the same for them. It’s a really gorgeous relationship – once the pseudo enemies thing is out of the way!
#ARC kindly received from the author in return for an honest and unbiased review