An Alisa Release Day Review: The Librarian’s Rake by Z Allora


Rating:  4 stars out of 5


Opposites might attract, but is acting on that attraction wise?


Librarian Tristan Cooper can’t steer clear of sexy, motorcycle-riding bad boy Phillip—the man is hot—but Phillip is bound to find quiet, bookish Tristan boring, like all Tristan’s boyfriends. Tristan yearns to explore his wild side, the part of himself he’s only allowed into his fantasies, and maybe rakish Phillip is just what he needs to feel free.


Sexperienced hairdresser Phillip is more of a believer in happy endings than happily ever afters. Experience has taught him not to hope for more—until he meets sweet, vulnerable Tristan, who seems genuinely interested in his heart. But Phillip can’t trust enough to see himself as a man Tristan might want for more than a night.


With the help of a pair of matchmaking grandfathers, Tristan and Phillip might find the courage to step beyond their comfort zones and discover what has been missing from their lives….


I really enjoyed this story.  Phillip definitely does his best to not let emotions get into his sex in order to guard his heart.  Tristan has never really had a great relationship or great sex and hopes that Phillip will help him learn to be more adventurous.  Both of these men just need a little push from those around them to open up to some new things.


Phillip has been trying to convince himself that he is happy with everything in his life but Tristan causes him to re-think how he has viewed sex and relationships.  Tristan decides to bide his time when it comes to Phillip, he knows what they have is special he just needs to come to terms with it.  I felt for Phillip and how he hurt himself while trying to protect himself from the pain of rejection.  I can’t say that he is quite the rake that Tristan thought he was.  However, when Phillip decides to admit his feelings he jumps in with both feet.


Cover art by Anna Sikorska is great and I love the visual of the two characters together.


Sales Links: Dreamspinner Press | Amazon | B&N


Book Details:

ebook, 123 pages

Published: October 25, 2017 by Dreamspinner Press

ISBN-13: 978-1-63533-886-7

Edition Language: English

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