Title: Personal Challenges (Personal #4)
Author: KC Wells
Publisher: Self published
Release Date: April 7, 2017
Genre(s): Gay contemporary love, multiple couples, grief, love, marriage, babies
Page Count: 322 pages
Reviewed by: Natosha
Heat Level: 4.8 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5
Will and Blake couldn’t be happier. They have a beautiful little boy, Nathan, and Sophie finally has the little brother she’s been demanding. But all is not bliss in the Davis household. Coping with reality is going to change all their lives.
Rick and Angelo are sick and tired of trying to get a wedding organized. If it was up to them, they’d be married already, but Angelo’s mother has plans and they keep getting bigger. Angelo can see problems on the horizon: big, traditional Italian wedding and gay do not go well together. Something’s got to give.
Colin receives an unexpected call from an ex, with bad news. He feels compelled to help, regardless of the consequences. Ed loves Colin’s big heart and supports him in his efforts, but when the truth comes out, he finds it difficult to keep a lid on his emotions.
As the coming months unfold, the friends are going to need each other more than ever.
KC wells continues to blow me away with each book that is written and this one did the same. It is such an emotional read with sadness, grief, laughs, and love. There is new babies, a marriage, the return of an ex, an overbearing mom, death, and so much more.
This book revolves around three different couples. Three different sets of issues but all three sets of couples are intertwined in each other’s lives. Each couple is there for the other and they lend a hand where they can or an ear if needed. They support one another as if they are family and even though they are not kin by blood, they are chosen to be family by one another in the ways that count most.
Nathan and Blake have a wonderful life with their daughter Sophie. They love everything about their family and decided to add to that family. With help of they have another child about to enter the world at the beginning of this book. Sophie is about to have the baby brother that she has been begging for. Everything seems to be going perfectly with their family until an unexpected diagnosis with Nathan throws their world into a tale spin.
Angelo and Rick are engaged and at this rate they may never get married. Angelo’s mother has pretty much taken over everything as far as their wedding is concerned. She is set in what she believes has to happen for their wedding and when they do something as simple as try to set the wedding date, she rejects it and adds more stress upon Angelo and Rick.
Colin and Ed are happy in their relationship. They get along and love each other more then they have ever loved anyone. Neither expected to ever here from Colin’s first serious relationship again other then the yearly Christmas card that Collin always receives from him. So when Collin receives a call from Ray out of the blue, he is blown away and when he receives an email from him explaining why he originally reached out to Collin again, it sets in motion a journey for both men they never would have expected to ever take.
These three sets of couples are in for a long bumpy ride and they will all depend on one another to make it out on the other side still intact with maybe some bruises along the way.
KC Wells has a way about writing a book that will make the reader feel as though they are there in the book. The emotions the characters feel are felt by the readers. This book drew me in and made me feel like I had a front role seat through it all. This book was an emotional roller coaster both good and bad but it was an incredible ride that I am glad that I took.