Title: Tougher To Love
Author: Diana DeRicci
Publisher: Purple Sword Publications
Release Date: January 31, 2012
Page Count: 192
Reviewed by: Gigi
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 4 stars out of 5
The snow hasn’t even attempted to thaw when Ian’s life is turned upside down. His only sister is murdered, leaving him as the sole family to his 14 year-old niece. As an uncle, he’d been there for them, but he is clueless when it comes to actually seeing to Terra’s well being. Muddling through, they become closer, healing together through the trauma, and slowly begin to feel like family.
Ian has a deep secret though. Not even Terra’s mother knew, and when Caleb is the officer to deliver a freezing and terrified niece to his door, that secret is in jeopardy of being blown sky-high.
I just finished reading this for the third time. It soothes me with warmth and comfort and familiarity when I need a boost. My review from Goodreads:
This is a sweet tale of Ian, a closeted mechanic, convinced love is just not in the cards for him since he lives in a small town and the pickings for gay men are few and far between. Enter calm, caring, beautiful Calab, who brings Ian’s niece, Terra, to Ian’s house after Terra’s mother is killed. Calab is the new cop in town and he and Ian fall in love over the course of the book.
Hot damn, what’s not to love? Yeah, there were a few bumps and bruises, but screw it. These boys were adorable and romantic and the sex was mind-blowing. If you like M/M romance and a large dose of emotion with your sex, this one is for you! Read it!