Author: Riley Hart
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: July 28, 2015
Page Count: 241 pages
Reviewed by: Gigi
Heat Level: 5 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5
After divorcing the woman he’d been with since he was seventeen, Nick Fuller is starting over. He owns the restaurant of his dreams and he’s determined to meet new people, find new passions, and experience life to its fullest. Easier said than done—that is until he meets his new neighbor, Bryce Tanner…
Bryce is all about a good time. He plans to show Nick how it’s done, help him meet a few women, and enjoy the gift of the single life he’s been given. But things don’t go as planned, and soon they realize they’d rather be together than with anyone else.
Neither man has ever wanted another guy, but there’s a connection between them from the start—a spark they can’t deny. They find themselves navigating an unfamiliar new world and dealing with unforeseen obstacles. Physical desire isn’t enough, and now Nick and Bryce are at a crossroads. They have to decide which way to go: the easy path they’ve always followed, or the one that’s determined to trip them up at every turn.
Bryce Tanner is a fly-by-the-seat-of-his-pants kind of guy. He took years to find a profession he was passionate about, has never had a serious relationship (but he did try, but it turned out to be a disaster) and loves the ladies, if only for a few hours. It isn’t until he meets his next door neighbor that he figures out what life is really about.
Nick Fuller is coming off a devastating divorce from the woman he fell in love with at 17. She delivers divorce papers and news of her current, but not first, boyfriend on the same day. Nick is blind sided and throws himself into his work at the restaurant he owns. His new next door neighbor, Bryce, is a breath of fresh air in his lonely life.
Bryce and Nick start a friendship that makes them both incredibly happy. Their comradery is instant and their similarities evident. They get into a routine of Saturday night outings for food and drink and daily chats after work in Bryce’s garage, working on old motorcycles. Before either of them know it is happening, their friendship changes into one of sexual attraction. Neither man is gay or had any kind of relationship with a man before. It leaves them both confused but excited at the prospect of their strong bond growing even stronger.
I really, really fell in love with these two. Bryce was adorable with his no-filter personality, rarely thinking before he speaks. He is the one who kicks this sexual relationship into high gear and figures out pretty quickly that dirty talk amps his and Nick’s sexual relationship to a whole new level. And it is HOT! Gotta love that dirty talk.
Of course, it is not all hearts and flowers for these boys. They are doing a lot better with navigating their new-found sexuality than their families are. Bryce and Nick both love their families and want them to accept their new lives together. Of course, it isn’t quite as easy as all that.
This is a double gay-for-you, friends-to-lovers love story that hits you right in the chest. Fans of the genres are going to be happy campers. Fans of hot sex are going to love how these two go at each other without any shame or embarrassment. Both guys are ALL IN and it is smoking hot. And dirty talk!
The only, tiny, tiny drawback for me was the lack of drama/angst between the two men themselves. We do get a few fights, but they are merely spats and they make up almost immediately. A lover’s quarrel would have been welcomed. But that’s just me.
This is a delightful, low angst, easy, breezy romance between two incredibly likeable men. Highly recommended!
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