Handle With Care (Tosha’s Review)

Title: Handle With Care (Dreamspun Desires #68)
Author: Cari Z
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: October 16, 2018
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance
Page Count: 194 pages
Reviewed by: Tosha
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5


A fragile heart needs extra care.

Burned-out social worker Aaron McCoy is on vacation for the first time in years—boss’s orders. Road-tripping to his brother’s wedding with his best friend, Tyler, seems a fun way to spend the mandatory two-week leave, and they set out for Kansas—and a difficult homecoming.

Aaron’s mother was a drug addict, and his adorable younger brother was quickly adopted, while Aaron spent his childhood in foster care. As Aaron mends fences, Tyler hopes to show him that this time, he won’t be left behind to face his problems alone.

Aaron’s opening up to how right it feels to be with Tyler and to the possibility of taking the leap from friends to lovers. But along with the wedding celebration comes a painful reminder of the past. Aaron’s heart is still breakable. Can he put it in Tyler’s hands?

What a great read!!! I sooo enjoyed this book. It is a book about finding your happy and second chances. Cari Z did a great job on writing this book. It showed so much emotion. It is a very sad tale that ends with a happy ending.

Aaron has a job that he loves. He loves it so much and is so invested into the job he is slowly working himself into an early grave. Even his boss has noticed it as well. That is why she is making him take a mandatory vacation. This is not something Aaron is excited about to say the least. But he has no choice in this.

So what does Aaron do? He calls his best friend, Tyler. When Tyler finds out about the mandatory vacation, he decides he needs to join Aaron. And he has the perfect thing for them to do. Tyler convinces Aaron they need to attend Aaron’s estranged brother’s weeding. Zach invited Aaron in hopes of having a relationship with him but never really expected Aaron to come.

There are very few that know why Aaron’s job means so much to him but Tyler is one of them. Tyler also realizes that Aaron is missing a part of himself by not getting in contact with Zach. So with their plans set in stone now, the only thing left to do is actually get Aaron there.

Tyler and Aaron both have secrets from the other one, they both have feelings for one another but have never put it out there for them to realize they both feel the same. Maybe this trip together will leave them both comfortable enough to admit their feeling towards the other. Or maybe this trip will turn out to be a disaster waiting to happen. Only time will tell.

This was a really great read. I loved the emotional aspect of this book. It was an incredible read about overcoming past hurts and learning to live with the new reality of life. It is about learning to let those in to your life that you did not think you ever would and also about learning to opening yourself up to the possibilities of love. Great read. Look forward to more books by Cari Z in the future.

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Hello, I am an avid reader of male/male books. I do not have a favorite genre when it comes to male/male books because I love all of them from romance, dark reads, paranormal, shifter, threesome, whatever I see that catches my eye at the time.

I read books about rock stars, CEOs, military, cops, and just the original plain old good boy types of books.

Basically when it comes to a book, I read whatever I am in the mood for at the time. So my tastes varies from day to day and sometimes even hour to hour.

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