Rating: 3.75 stars out of 5
Two years after his life fell apart, Will Dawson moved to Florida to start over. His job in the tech department of Idyll Fling, a gay porn studio, is ideal for him. When his boss forces him to take on a new hire, the last person he expects is Dallas Greene—the man who cost him his job and his boyfriend back in Connecticut. He doesn’t know what’s on Dallas’s agenda, but he won’t be blindsided by a wolf masquerading as a runway model. Not again.
Dallas might have thrown himself on his brother’s mercy, but his skills are needed at Idyll Fling. Working with Will is a bonus, since Dallas has never forgotten the man. A good working relationship is only the beginning of what Dallas wants with Will.
But Dallas doesn’t realize how deep Will’s distrust runs, and Will doesn’t know that the man he’s torn between loving and hating is the boss’s brother. When all truths are revealed, how can a relationship built on lies still stand?
Plaid Versus Paisley is a pseudo enemies-to-lovers story. More about strong attraction and miscommunications than anything else, but the path to redemption is one they walked inadvertently. Omissions are also part of the obstacles in Will’s and Dallas’s path.
One thing this book highlight is the MCs’ intellects. I really like the way they interact and complement each other. They are geeky and at the same time, they have an adventurous side. They also take care of each other even when they have some misgivings about each other.
The start of the book is strong and we learned a lot about Dallas, his family and indirectly about Will. It’s easy to feel his exhaustion and the love of his brother. We also learned from Will amidst his desire to keep Dallas at arm’s-length.
Some of the details were a bit irrelevant and the middle part, as with many stories, dragged a bit. There’s some repetition and the ending felt rushed–still a lovely resolution, though. Plus, there were some questions about Dallas’s parents and that were never answered.
Overall, this is a good addition to the series. We get to see more about characters from previous books, and we get a small set up from the next book in the series.
David Ross did a nice job keeping the narration of this installment consistent with the first book. I enjoyed the characters’ voices and they added to the story.
The cover by L.C. Chase follows the original art work. This time mixing Dallas’s and Will’s fabrics. The audiobook cover is an adaptation of the e-book version.
Narrator: David Ross
Length: 7 hours and 57 minutes
Published: June 30, 2017 (Audio Edition) by Dreamspinner Press
Edition Language: English