Rating: 5 stars out of 5
Can a pickup line from a stranger completely change the way an ordinary man sees himself?
Adrian wouldn’t have thought so, but after an ugly breakup where his self-esteem took a serious beating, he’s willing to try just about anything to repair the damage… even return to a secluded bar in rural Maryland and the intriguing stranger whose words have been on his mind since they met.
Biker, bouncer, bartender, and tattoo artist, Wyatt is a rolling stone. After fifteen years, he is tired of a life on the run, but he isn’t sure he knows how to do anything else or if he has anything besides a physical relationship to offer.
What’s supposed to be a one-off turns into another and another, and the relationship looks promising until the mob and the FBI come knocking on Adrian’s door.
I really enjoyed this story. Adrian first meets Wyatt when he is in a relationship, but can’t help but think of what Wyatt said to him. After his relationship blows up he decides to take a chance.
Adrian’s life is pretty predicable and when he decides to go out of his comfort zone, he couldn’t have picked a better person than Wyatt. A few “no feelings” hook-ups seem like the perfect answer to getting out of his funk, but he doesn’t expect to get any real feelings or for Wyatt to feel anything for him. His innocence is adorable and you can’t help but love him.
This story is told from both character’s points of view, but mostly Adrian’s. I could feel how destroyed Adrian felt when his relationship fell apart, but how hopeful he is that Wyatt could make things better. He has a lot of self confidence to build up, but Wyatt has no problem being there and telling him how he feels and sees Adrian while Adrian would like nothing more than being Wyatt’s reason for staying.
Cover art by AngstyG is very nice and eye catching.
ebook, 236 pages
Published: September 19, 2016 by Dreamspinner Press
Edition Language: English