Title: Architect of Love Fated Soulmates #2)
Author: John Charles
Publisher: Manifest Vision Publishing
Release Date: November 27, 2016
Genre(s): Gay contemporary love, architect, laborer, anguish
Page Count: 123 pages
Reviewed by: Natosha
Heat Level: 4.5 flames out of 5
Rating: 4 stars out of 5
He could work miracles with His Hands
Lance Bartner loved working with his hands, made his living refinishing furniture. Nights out were for fun with friends and the occasional hook-up. Though the L word had never been spoken, he would have enjoyed a relationship had the right man crossed his path. But who would want a laborer like Lance? He wasn’t college educated, didn’t live in a fancy loft condo, didn’t drive a Lexus, and didn’t even
own a suit.
Forrest Dentren, was an architect and city planner who had become a local name when his design for the Monroe City Center was chosen as one of the top three contenders. Well educated, extremely well built, and as both men and women put it, just plain hot. Some said he was married to his job, others said he was too picky, many said he didn’t want to share the spotlight.
One hot, uninhibited sex-filled night
When Forrest broke his routine and went clubbing on a weeknight, he spotted Lance. The attraction was immediate from both sides of the dance floor. They both felt it. A few drinks later, still feeling it, they left for Lance’s apartment.
It was never supposed to turn into anything more than one hot fuck
Two people from opposite ends of the world, no roadmap, not directions, no ideas how to make it work.
Architect Of Love is a hot and steamy, gay romance novel with no cliffhangers. It is the second book in The Fated Soulmates series and can be read as a standalone.
What do you do when you feel like the person you are falling for is more important than you are? When you feel like you cannot stand beside them and bring anything to the relationship other than yourself? When you feel like less of a person because of their status, wealth, and how famous they are and still becoming? That is the issues that Lance is facing when it comes to Forrest.
When these two men met it was for a casual hook up. Neither knew who the other was because they ran in different circles and had different types of jobs that never crossed paths. They had an amazing night together and when Forrest left later that night they did not exchange any sort of info.
Both men knew they enjoyed each other’s company and would not mind doing it again but with not having a plan to do so they left it as it was. Or at least they did until they ran into each other again at an estate sale that Forrest was shopping at and Lance was working at.
Once they came into each other’s lives again they decided to see where things would go and started to get to know each other better. Things was going good until Lance found out just how wealthy and prestigious Forrest is and decided that he was not good enough for Forrest and walked away.
It hurt both men when Lance walked away and they both did what they felt necessary to move on with their lives and forget the other man but love does not care about money, prestige, or social standings. The heart wants what the heart wants and Lance had to decide if he was going to follow his heart and try to win back the man he was falling in love with or if he was going to listen to his head and walk away because he had nothing to offer him.
This was a good book about how being insecure can destroy what may be the best things in your life. I think Lance had to realize hat money was not everything and that just because he was not as rich and famous as Forrest, that did not mean he was less important. It was not any easy journey for Lance to come to conclusion on whether loving someone who has more than him was worth it or not and it was not easy for Forrest to trust that Lance would not walk away again. I love that John Charles made sure to have both sides of how the men felt and that he showed how they had the struggle they did and not just a happily ever after once they met. It made the book more believable. Look forward to the next book in this series.
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