Author: Roan Parrish
Publisher: Loveswept, Random House LLC
Release Date: July 2nd 2019
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance
Page Count: 316 pages
Reviewed by: Kirstin
Heat Level: 3.5 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5
Sometimes the walls we build to save ourselves have to come tumbling down.
For the last ten years, Huey has built his life around his sobriety. If that means he doesn’t give a damn about finding love or companionship for himself, well, it’s probably better that way. After all, the last thing he wants is to hurt anyone else. Until Felix Rainey walks into his bar, fresh-faced, unbearably sweet—and, for some reason Huey can’t fathom, interested in him.
As the eldest of five kids, Felix Rainey spent his childhood cooking dinner, checking homework, and working after-school jobs. Now in his twenties, he’s still scrambling to make ends meet and wondering what the hell he’s doing with his life. When he meets Huey, he’s intimidated . . . and enamored. Huey’s strong and confident, he owns his own business—hell, he’s friends with rock stars. What could he ever see in Felix?
As Huey and Felix get closer, the spark catches and soon they can’t get enough of each other. But Huey’s worked hard to avoid intimacy, and Felix threatens his carefully constructed defenses. Huey realizes he needs to change if he wants to truly put his past behind him—and build a future with Felix.
Roan Parrish has this incredible knack for just obliterating my heart and then putting it back together again in the form of an Epilogue. This book was no different.
Both Dane and Felix were complicated characters with emotional trials to overcome. Dane was so afraid to let go of his routine, to let go of his stress, his words even, for fear of slipping back into his addiction. But it took Felix to get him to realize that the way he was living was just as much of an addiction. And Felix, who put everyone first his entire life, to the point where he had no direction. He had no idea what he wanted to do. But Dane was there.
There were so many lines that were quotable from this story. So much of Roan Parrish’s words are strung together in inspirational sentences that just scream depth and love. Her writing makes you feel like you’ve been transported to another world where the story is taking place all around you. It’s a tangible thing and it’s unbelievably well done.
I can’t say enough about the characters in this series. The way they overcome obstacles and support each other is compelling. Read the series. You’ll be glad you did.
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