Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Scott Weston’s car is sensible, his suits are bland, and his job is stable but boring. Mundane routine helps keep his anxiety and obsessive tendencies under control. Socializing—especially dating—isn’t on his list of strong skills either, and, made worse with the echoes of his disapproving mother. So he’s content to stay at home with his lists and cleaning and wildlife documentaries, until a one-night stand goes unexpectedly right.
History has taught Devon DuCaine that dating can be uncomfortable, but there’s just something about Scott. He may be the opposite of Devon’s own long-haired, tattooed, free-wheeling spirit but he brings out the nurturer in Devon. Maybe it’s Scott’s surprising fascination with Devon’s motorcycle, or his shy surprise in moments of affection, but there’s more under those sensible suits than meets the eye. The most important person in Devon’s life, his mom, taught him love and compassion and that’s all he wants to share that with Scott.
Their one-night stand turns into a regular thing, but Scott doesn’t trust it to last. He’s pretty sure Devon is hiding something. He’s even more sure that once Devon gets to know him, the attraction will fade. And then there’s his mother. However many sparks fly between them, Devon will have his work cut out to convince Scott they can have their happily ever after.
(This book was originally published as 2 short stories. They’re combined here with massive edits and double the content from the originals.)
I read the original shorts a long time ago and know I enjoyed them but didn’t remember much. I was excited to read this one and get a fresh look at this story and I really enjoyed it.
Scott has never had much encouragement or support and love from his family while Devon has a wonderful support system behind him and his own self-confidence. They come from such different backgrounds but have much more in common than one could ever think.
Scott is so terribly shy and unsure, just waiting for his time with Devon to end. I felt his pain and fear but loved how Devon wanted him to see how worthy he was. It took a bit to get to know Devon since the first part of the book was all from Scott’s point of view and Devon was very secretive but once he opened up he held on with both hands. I just wish Scott hadn’t been hurt so much in the process. I liked their relationship once they figured everything out and how they supported each other. There were a few times where things were discussed multiple times or brought up again after a previous discussion and that is really the only problem I had with the story.
The cover art by Karrie Jax is wonderful and I loved the visuals of the characters.
ebook, 383 pages
Published: September 26, 2018 by K-lee Klein Books
Edition Language: English