Title: Fortune’s Slings and Cupids Arrows (Lawyers in Love #2)
Author: Ari McKay
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: November 8, 2017
Genre(s): Gay contemporary romance
Page Count: 160 pages
Reviewed by: Tosh
Heat Level: 3.5 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5
Lawyers In Love
Successful attorneys Dane Coulter and Cal Monroe are rivals in the courtroom and friends behind the scenes. But can they be more?
Cal’s always carried a torch for Dane, but Dane is so deep in the closet, he can’t even admit that he might be gay. His father, a raging homophobe who rules the family with an iron fist, forces Dane into an engagement—to a woman. Dane goes along with it to keep the peace and protect his mother, but for Cal, it’s the last straw.
He can’t let Dane make a mistake that could ruin the rest of his life, and he only knows one surefire way to make Dane admit what’s in his heart. But confessing his feelings to his friend could backfire, driving a wedge between them. And even then, the choice must be Dane’s—to live the life his father wants, or to give up everything he has for a chance at happiness in Cal’s arms.
This was a really good book. It is a book about learning to stand up for one’s self and living a life that will make you happy and not just the people who are supposed to love you.
Dane does not have it easy. He is so far under his father’s thumb that he does not know how to get out. It is so bad that he does not know how to stand up for himself to his father in the least and he is about to go along with the worst mistake of his life. He is about to marry a woman he does not love and is not attracted to in the least.
Cal is, and has been, in love with Dane since the moment he met him but he knew that he was not ready to admit his feelings to Dane and Dane was not ready to admit he is gay. That would mean going against his father and he is not ready to do that. But Cal is not willing to let Dane make a mistake by marrying a woman.
So Cal is ready to finally admit his feelings to Dane and fight for him if necessary but the question is will Dane be able to fight for himself and the man that he loves or will he continue to go along with what his dad wants and never be happy?
This was a really good read. It is a book about learning to love yourself enough to fight for yourself. It is inspirational that both Cal and Dane are willing to fight for the other, that is what real love is truly about.
I look forward to more books by Ari McKay in the future.