Title: Three Little Words
Author: Allison Cassatta
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: August 26, 2016
Genre(s): First time gay romance, best friends to lovers, Contemporary romance
Page Count: Second edition 200 pages
Reviewed by: Natosha Wilson
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 4 stars out of 5
Is it better to keep some secrets locked away?
Matt thought his life was perfect, but he learns there’s no such thing when the man he planned to marry breaks his heart and leaves him holding the pieces. Needing to escape and lick his wounds, Matt heads to New England to spend time on his brother’s lobster boat. A one-night stand proves to him that empty sex does nothing to mend old hurt, and neither does running away.
So when Matt’s best friend, Luke, a firefighter, is seriously injured, Matt steps up, even if it means facing bigotry and ignorance. Luke has been hiding his feelings from Matt all their lives, and revealing them after so many years won’t make life easier for either of them. But nothing worth having ever comes easily…
Three Little Words is a book that I would describe as a best friends to lovers book.
Matt has been in love with his best for well over twenty years but he never thought that Luke would ever return his feelings. As a matter of fact Matt was not ever really sure what Luke’s sexuality was cause he never seen him date neither woman or men. Like was just always about his work as a firefighter. Matt decided 5 years before that it was time to move on and get over his crush or whatever it was that he had on his best friend Luke. So he met Brandon and moved on.
Matt was happy with Brandon and had even decided that after five years together that it was time to ask Brandon to marry him. The problem is that Brandon was not that happy with Matt. When Matt returns home from a business trip he finds a dear John letter from Brandon and his world is turned upside down.
Then you throw in the fact that Luke decides it is time to let Matt in on the secret that he has been keeping from Matt and Matt feels like his whole world has imploded. Luke enlightened Matt by kissing him for the first time. It was everything hat Matt has always wanted but the timing of it really was not great.
Matt needed time to wrap his head around all of his pain over losing Brandon and his head around his feelings returning full force for Luke. So Matt takes time to get himself together and goes to New Hampshire to help his brother Mark out. While there Matt realizes that the one place he should be is with Luke and that is the place he truly wants to be. The question is, will Matt be too late????
I really enjoyed this read. I love reading a book about two best friends who know everything about one another come together and realize they are the ones for each other. It was not an easy journey and both had a lot of emotional baggage to deal with but the journey that Allison wrote about was truly an amazing read. Allison made me feel like I was along for the ride. Great book and look forward to reading more by Allison in the future.