Rating: 4 stars out of 5
When a successful lawyer meets the man of his dreams, he discovers the differences in their stations isn’t the only thing he must overcome.
Patrick Dolcet is hired by a friend of an ex-boyfriend to represent him when he enters a custody battle. While stopping at the client’s place for a consultation, he comes across a man who pushes every last one of his buttons. Brand Erdogan is big, brawny, and has a friendly smile. Patrick isn’t certain if the attraction is mutual, and Brand seems reluctant to start anything…for a few reasons. The man doesn’t consider himself gay, or even bisexual. On top of that, Brand thinks Patrick—a successful custody lawyer—is way out of his league. With a little help from a friend, Brand agrees to join Patrick for dinner…and then another. Even though their actions are discrete, someone has it in for Patrick. When pictures of Patrick and Brand in a compromising position threaten not only his job, but his relationship with Brand, Patrick has to rely on the trust they’ve built. Will the chance at love be enough to keep Brand at Patrick’s side? Or will one too many obstacles tear their possible future apart?
This was a nice story. Patrick and Bran meet by chance and hit it off right away. I loved how accepting Brand was of this new attraction and then his relationship with Patrick. Patrick is dealing with a crazy stalker, though I know stalkers have mental issues I thought it was really strange that this man fixated on Patrick so much when they had only met up the once.
I love the friendships in this series. I have read a few but not necessarily in order but I don’t think it affects the stories for me. Patrick is so strong and I could see how he doesn’t want to burden Brand but Brand quickly shows him that he can be someone to lean on and trust. I though Brand was adorable, he just jumps in with both feet, led by his stomach, but fully accepts what he feels and what it means for his life.
The cover art by Angela Waters is nice and I liked the visuals of both of the MCs.
ebook, 143 pages
Published: June 7, 2019 by eXtasy Books
Edition Language: English
Series: Carry Me #9