Spencer Cohen #2 (Vallie’s review)

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Title: Spencer Cohen Book 2 (The Spencer Cohen Series #2)
Author: NR Walker
Publisher: Self-published
Release Date: March 17, 2016
Genre(s): Contemporary
Length: 168
Reviewed by: Vallie
Heat Level: 5 flame out of 5
Rating: 4.2 stars out of 5

Blurb:

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.”

Spoilers for book 1!

Andrew and Spencer are addictive! And in this installment, everything I was looking for after I finished the first book in the series was delivered and then some.

At the end of book 1, Andrew disses Eli and chooses Andrew! I was rooting so badly for these two to be together. And especially after all the flirtation and the sexual tension, I couldn’t wait to see them get closer. Thank you author for making up for all that was missing from book 1! This might be the sexiest book I’ve read by this author yet. Boy oh boy. The boys got busy pretty quickly in the story and let me tell you, having to wait for a whole book for it was so worth it. Their intimate scenes were explicit, scorching hot, and emotional. Poor Spencer was completely overwhelmed with everything, wanting Andrew so badly, and his desire jumped through the page. He was almost desperate for the connection. And Andrew, who was quite timid and insecure in the first book, revealed he has quite the bossy side, much to Spencer’s (and my!) pleasure.

So, the boys are super happy and feeling the love. A good part of the book was like a long epilogue, where the reader can bask in the glorious HEA from book 1. But it doesn’t get monotonous, because the relationship is new, and especially for Spencer who has never had a boyfriend, things felt fragile and almost too good to be true. To top it off, Spencer meets a new client. I especially appreciated that the author did not shy away from Spencer’s profession. Spencer did not suddenly decide to quit and live happily ever after with Andrew. However, the new client is different than the others. Spencer is not hired to make an ex jealous; rather, he is tasked with finding where the ex has disappeared to. I won’t say anything more about how this part of the plot develops. But I’ll tell you this much –it was emotional and the way it was handled by all parties revealed the amazing qualities Andrew and Spencer possess.

Of course, the light-hearted vibe of book 1 continues with this one. The writing is funny and the side characters very lovely, especially Andrew’s mom. I honestly have no complaints at all. I am curious, however, about how the boys will cope when Spencer is hired by a regular client. Will Andrew be uber jealous? Will the relationship be threatened? They proved in this installment that they won’t easily let things get in their way. They talk about things and open up to each other -no silly miscommunication plots here.

If you liked book 1, you will enjoy this just as much. Recommend!

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