Rating: 3 stars out of 5
After a disastrous relationship in college, Jasper Welsh swore he would never let anyone that close to him again. But after watching his twin fall in love with the man of his dreams, Jasper starts to realize that maybe there’s more to life than meaningless hook ups. After all, it’s been almost a decade since he’s taken a chance on someone again.
When a brutal ex almost kills Liam Campbell, he runs away with his best friend to Wyoming for Christmas with Rhett’s family. Little does he know, that even though he’s still broken and bruised, Liam’s life is about to be completely turned upside down when he meets Rhett’s brother, Jasper. But there’s no way Jasper could be interested in someone like him, right?
When Liam’s ex finds him in Wyoming and one of their family members almost pays the ultimate price, will the Welsh family forgive him for bringing danger to their family? Or will they fight for the battered young man and accept him with open arms?
Choices are made, and chances are taken when Jasper and Liam realize that their attraction for one another can’t be denied and must be explored. But with a wedding in the planning stages and an unforgettable bachelor party in Vegas, does the new couple really want to steal the grooms’ thunder?
Oh man, I enjoyed seeing Liam and Jasper find love and their happiness but there was just so much in this book that frustrated me. Jasper wanted to protect Liam and did everything he could to go slow and almost too slow that he caused Liam to doubt them. They both continued to doubt their relationship even after reassurances from each other.
How you can live near your sibling and work with him but not tell him who you’re in a relationship with and that you are living together. Jasper’s thoughts of Sean and how they kept him in the dark was degrading to the man we met in the first book and made him seem much more whiny. And I just couldn’t help but feel that Jasper was selfish in his secrecy and actions.
Unfortunately the most frustrating part was that this story did run right along with the first book so I felt I was reading much of that again but also that many things seemed to be repeated throughout this book. By the end between selfish behavior and reading the same things multiple times I just couldn’t really enjoy it anymore. I am interested in some of the others’ stories but think I’ll have to wait awhile before I can read them with a clear mind if they are similar to this.
The cover art by Jay Aheer is beautiful and follows the same style as the first in the series.
Sales Link: Amazon
ebook, 290 pages
Published: August 19, 2017 by Taylor Ryan
Edition Language: English
Series: Men of Crooked Bend #2