Rating: 4 stars out of 5
Nash is the reliable one in the Holly family, the guy everyone counts on to keep things going. His genius twin brother is off at university, so Nash runs the family’s auto repair business and cares for his partially-paralyzed little sister while his crackpot father invents. His life seems mapped out for the foreseeable future, however much that might chafe.
So when Wolf’s Landing actor Spencer Kepler-Constantine lands in his life, Nash is ready for a diversion. Spencer is in the middle of a very painful, very public divorce and isn’t ready for a relationship—not that Nash wants one. But they both need a friend, especially one with benefits.
As they grow closer, Nash starts to see his family in a whole new light. Do they really need him so badly? Or does he simply need to be needed? Then Spencer’s ex reappears with a grand romantic gesture, and Nash has to figure out what he wants—and how to get it—before Spencer’s gone for good.
Nash is content if not happy with his life; he spends his days working on cars and helps his father raise his sister. He has resigned himself to his reality and doesn’t look for anymore than what he has. When he meets Spencer he doesn’t know who he is at first, but is instantly attracted to the man.
This story was told from both characters’ points of view, which made understanding their thoughts a bit easier. Nash needs to be needed and when he finds that he really isn’t everything is thrown out of whack, but he learns there are different ways to be needed. While Spencer has to get over his relationship with his ex before he can really have one with Nash.
Nick Russo once again did a wonderful job narrating this story. I could connect with the characters through the voices and emotions he portrayed.
Cover art by LC Chase is nice and follows the pattern for the series.
Audiobook, 6 hrs 56 min
Published: July 20, 2016 (ebook first published December 1, 2014)
Edition Language: English
Series: A Bluewater Bay Story