Title: Spencer Cohen Book 2 (The Spencer Cohen Series #2)
Author: NR Walker
Release Date: March 17, 2016
Length: 2,509 Kindle locations
Reviewed by: Renée
Heat Level: 4 flame out of 5
Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5
Finally going from fake-boyfriends to the real thing, Spencer Cohen and Andrew Landon are trying to take things slow. They know what they have could be something special and despite the flammable sexual tension, they don’t want to crash and burn.
Spencer is learning to open up, sharing the secrets of his past with Andrew. Afraid to put his heart on the line, yet seemingly unable to stop it, Spencer knows he’s falling in love with him. Andrew is petrified of leaping in blindly, yet it seems the slower they go, the faster they fall.
As they navigate their new relationship, Spencer worries Andrew will freak out when he takes on a new client. But it’s not a normal case and Spencer soon realizes things are not what they seem. When things take a downward turn and they work together to help the client, Spencer and Andrew need to decide if they’re ready for the next step.
This is Walker perfection! It was so worth the wait, and was even better than the first!
“…you have a dirty mouth.”
“It’s always the quiet ones.”
Book 2 picks up right where Book 1 left off, and I mean RIGHT where it left off. Spencer is all vulnerable and still embarrassed about his drunken confession, and Andrew is so sweet and endearing.
This installment was all about the relationship development. I adore books where that’s the main focus or only focus. These boys are both shy. Andrew because he just recently ended an engagement and Spencer because he is tired of the people he loves stomping all over his heart and throwing it in the puree while they’re at it.
We get a lot more insight into this story about Spencer’s family and the things they’ve put him through. And because the MCs are so afraid to ruin what they have by moving too fast…..well, they stumble in this “relationship business.”
My favorite part? Their first argument. I am so tired of books with “the big misunderstanding,” that when the MCs have an honest-to-God regular argument or disagreement…..I get swoony. It’s written so well and resolved realistically, and it was just the perfect amount of angst for this book!
Issues are raised – like does Spencer continue to be fake boyfriends with people? Will he continue to possible kiss other people in the future? And how does Andrew deal with jumping right into another relationship after having just ended his last long-term relationship?
I adored everything about this story! This is possibly one of my favs of this author to date. The only reason it doesn’t get 5 stars is because I would’ve preferred 1 longer novel instead of a serial-style release like it’s coming. I can’t wait for Book 3!!
For the dirty minds like me, we get plenty enough smexy times in this one to make up for the lack of them in Book 1 when they were just friends. And they were HAWT!