My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This is 100% a Devon McCormack novel, it oozes sex almost on every page, narrated with that Southern boy charm and humour he exhibits in his own life.
Mikey and Scott started off with just the scorching hot sex but as they began working on fixing up Mikey’s sister’s place, that chemistry slowly began to burn off into something much more deep and meaningful.
Personally I’m not sure the sub plot element which created the low level angst about Mikey’s issues with his parents worked as well as it could have. Some of the scenes with his parents felt forced, dramatic for the sake of plotting rather than a smooth transition to explain why he had relationship issues.
Scott’s relationship with his dad, in contrast, seemed more organic and was a good background for why he felt himself unattractive and lacking in confidence.
But, those issues aside, the slow burn extension of their relationship from f##k buddies to friends to eventual lovers and partners was very well done and the epilogue was all ends up awesome.
The cover gets the book 5* all in its own 😉