Trusting the Elements (Kirstin’s Review)

Title: Trusting the Elements (Never Too Late Book 1)
Author: Elle Keaton
Publisher: Elle Keaton
Release Date: July 25th, 2019
Genre(s): Romance
Page Count: 200
Reviewed by: Kirstin
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 3 stars out of 5


There’s nothing like a near death car accident to open your eyes. Otto Proulx decides surviving was a sign; he’s being given a second chance to claim the life he wants to live. For the past few years he’s been hiding in the shadows, vague texts from a troubled ex-partner keep him at home along with his general lack of luck in the romance department. This is his last chance, he’s certain, this time he’ll meet the man for him, the one he’s sure is out there somewhere.

Greg Trainor runs a specialty kite shop and helps his friends out when they ask. That’s the kind of guy he is, if somebody needs something, they call on Greg. He’s a big guy and no genius, but he’s dependable. So…yeah, when he sees a car precariously perched on the side of the road, he stops to help out; it’s what he does.

One night of passion leads to…several more and suddenly both men are searching around to define what they have together. Neither wants to scare the other off and neither wants to ask for more. Will the two men be able to set aside their fears and create a family together, trusting the elements are in their favor?

I wanted so badly to love this story, but I couldn’t get there. I really liked it, though. There were plenty of lovable parts, such as:

-Both characters, Greg and Otto were funny and kind
-Kittens, kites and a cute kid
-A very sweet first meeting
-Lots of fun jokes, lovely words and romance

To me, there was too much going on beside the long distance relationship with Greg and Otto. The thing with the ex brought a bit of thrill and drama, but the scene at the end seemed thrown in and unnecessary. I also felt weighted down by typos throughout the entire book that were very distracting.

I will say, because the characters were so fun and lovable, I am interested in reading the next book in this new series and seeing what kind of an adventure Elle Keaton will create.

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Reading has become such a huge part of my life as an adult. I love the escape, but I also try to take something from each story for myself. I am a lover of words. I love dialogue. I love a slow burn and a happy ever after. Favorite Authors: Garrett Leigh, Amy Lane, Mary Calmes, Lane Hayes, T.J. Klune, Roan Parrish, N.R. Walker, Cara Dee, Anyta Sunday