Title: Honey and Heat
Author: Rian Durant
Publisher: NineStar Press
Release Date: September 4, 2017
Genre(s): Gay erotic romance, indifference, on again off again
Page Count: 202 pages
Reviewed by: Tosha
Heat Level: 3.5 flames out of 5
Rating: 3 stars out of 5
Linden has only one thing on his mind a few days away from Christmas—his pending university exams. That is, until he meets his neighbors’ son who has returned for the holidays. Brice Stevens is gorgeous, but he’s insufferable.
It’s Linden’s first love, and he falls hard for Brice, despite Brice’s occasionally aloof and cool behavior. It’s an emotional ride for both of them while Linden takes a crash course in real love and Brice learns to trust in a relationship.
This is one of those books that I would call a walking disaster but it is like a wreck you just cannot look away from because you know you will miss whatever is going to happen next.
I have to say that I was not in the least bit impressed with Brice. He is a complete asshole. He is arrogant from the moment that he met Linden. And in all honesty I felt that he treated Linden like a piece of cheap jewelry. He liked him when it was shiny and new and then threw him away at the little dent.
I felt like Linden gave Brice too much control over him from the moment he met him and let Brice run with it from that point on. It was like no matter what Brice did all he had to do was act remorseful and Linden would forgive him and come right back to him.
But Linden did find his backbone and he took back control of his life in the end. Which I believe was a good thing because if not then I do not think that Brice would have realized what he was doing much less what he was giving up.
This book was not the sweet romance you might think it to be. It was more of the walking disaster but it is also one of those books that you have to finish in order to find out what is going to happen in the end. I did like this book but at the same time I didn’t like the book. So it is just one of those books you will have to read for yourself to see how you feel about it.
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