An Alisa Review: The Power of Two by Leigh Vining


Rating:  4 stars out of 5

Corey Preston has just opened his own gym. He should be proud, but frustrations with his family and his ex-boyfriend keep him from feeling fully secure.

Nick Sanders is running away from his life the old-fashioned way–hopping a train. With all his bridges burned and no idea where he’s headed or what he’ll find there, he ends up in Redding, California, and in Corey’s life.

Corey finds himself intrigued with the mysterious stranger, and hopes to forge a friendship with the young man with the boy next door charm and good looks. As Nick begins letting his guard down and sharing fragments of his life back home where he’d been living a lie and making choices he’s not proud of, Corey dreams of more. He falls fast for the handsome stranger, but Nick’s baggage and Corey’s chaotic life threaten to keep them from happiness.

I am so glad I have had a good run of stories lately because I wasn’t for a while and I really enjoyed this one.  Nick ran away from his life after a blow up with his family and is given a great chance to re-start his life out in the open.  Corey is drawn to the quiet man he helped outside of his gym and quickly builds a relationship with him.

Both of these guys have not been able to find what they need but for different reasons.  Nick is incredibly caring but was afraid of his family’s rejection and it takes a strong push for him to finally leave.  Corey has had a supportive family since moving to Redding.

I loved both of these guys.  Corey is so supportive and would do anything for someone he cares about.  Nick can’t believe someone could care about him and I could see how hard it was for him to open up about his life before he can to Redding.  I was so glad to see him be able to have a chance at a relationship with at least some of his family.  However, it does seem as though Corey’s family falls in love fast and easily.  His cousin was apparently in love with her current boyfriend but immediately after she breaks it off is serious with a previous ex-boyfriend.  And Corey fell for Nick within a week and the relationship just seemed to move extra fast it didn’t seem right.  I love insta-love stories but this seemed even more intense.

The cover art is nice and each picture is important to the story in a different way.


Sales Links:  Amazon

Book Details:

ebook, 286 pages

Expected Published: June 1, 2018

Edition Language: English