Title: Will and Patrick Do the Holidays
Author: Leta Blake and Patty Griffiths
Series: Wake Up Married, Episode 3
Publisher: Leta Blake Books
Release Date: 11/23/2015
Genre(s): Gay Romance, Comedy
Page Count: 117
Reviewed by: JLoves2Read
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 4 stars out of 5
A couple’s first holiday season is always a special time. Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Eve are magical when you’re in love. Too bad Will and Patrick’s marriage is a sham and they’re only faking their affection for each other. Or are they?
Sparks fly in this episode of the Wake Up Married serial. Will the sexual tension between Will and Patrick finally explode in a needy night of passion? Or will they continue to deny their feelings?
Episode 3 of 6 in the Wake Up Married serial.
This episode of the “Will and Patrick” saga was finally a book with some heat! For all of you who have been dying for a little sexy action between our two guys.. well this book delivers!!
In this episode we get to follow Will and Patrick as they spend time with Will’s family during the holiday season. The way Will’s family treats Patrick is so unfriendly and full of snide remarks about Will’s ex-boyfriend Ryan. It really made me have some hateful feelings towards Will’s Family and I hope they are able to redeem themselves in following installments.
The overall dynamic between Will and Patrick is changing in this saga. These two are going from strangers married to something more.. Will wants to spend time with Patrick. Patrick begins to enjoy spending time with Will and the chemistry between the two.. heats up.
For most of this saga the chemistry has been at a slow burn or non-existent stage, well the authors definitely bump it up a notch as these guys finally reconnect. To say their bedroom life will be boring.. would be very misleading. In addition to the chemistry heating up, episode three shows us a different side of Patrick as he lays claim to Will in more ways than one. Patrick is embracing his married life (well more than he was in previous episodes) and we get a sneak peak of Alpha Patrick, possessive and sexy Patrick, and doctor Patrick who is always worried about and caring for his husband. I think out of the characters, Patrick has done the most growth in this serial thus far and it will be exciting to see how far the authors take him.
In addition to the fun and sexy stuff in this Saga, I appreciate the author’s ability to deal with a chronic disease and allow the reader to see some of what a diabetic and alcoholic has to deal with on a daily basis. The restrictions, treatments, and never ending pull towards alcohol are very real and the authors do a great job of showing this in the book. Creating Will with these chronic conditions and then having him meet a brilliant doctor and subsequently marry him allows Will to have someone who not only wants to help take care of him, but understands the disease process and issues that Will has to face daily.
At the end of this episode I think there are a couple sentences that sum up Will and Patrick’s feelings.
“Despite everything, despite how stupid it might be, Will’s happy, and Patrick is too. The Consequences can wait.”