Equals by Brigham Vaughn ~ Book Review by Brandilyn

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Equals-Cover-1-Final Title: Equals

Author: Brigham Vaughn

Publisher: Self Published

Cover Artist: Brigham Vaughn

Rating: 4.25 of 5 Stars


Too busy to date while he worked to put himself through school, Russell Bishop’s dedication finally pays off; he has a great job with Vantage Marketing. Stephen Parker, CFO of the marketing firm, has resigned himself to a life without a partner. For six months, they wanted each other but it isn’t until Russ slips on spilled coffee, and Stephen rushes to his rescue that they discover their attraction is mutual.

However, the twenty year age gap between them proves difficult when they begin dating. Fiercely independent, Russ isn’t sure he’s ready for long-term commitment. Scarred from a previous relationship, Stephen is afraid history is repeating itself. Is there any way for them to meet in the middle and become equals?

My View:

I love a good age gap romance. With just six years between my husband and I, we face interesting differences. I can hardly imagine the challenges 20 years would bring. That is exactly the situation facing Russ and Stephen in Brigham Vaughn’s Equals. Add to that the fact that they work for the same company, and Russ is a stubborn SOB, you have a contentious start to a romance.

Equals is the story of two regular guys facing life and finding a way to muddle through together. They don’t talk as much as they should. I don’t mean that in a “this book would be better if they just TALKED to each other” way. I mean it in a “typical men, not wanting to share their feelings and messing everything up; as a result” way. Stephen has a past that has colored his view of the present, however acting on those insecurities without telling Russ WHY just serves to piss the mule-headed Russ off. I kind of have to side with Russ on that one, since he reacts much the same why my stubborn ass would 😉

There isn’t some major baddy in Equals; all the conflict is internal to and inherent of two people trying to find their way together. They come together somewhat quickly, but hey, this is a romance novel. Things aren’t left in a pretty bow; they are left in such a way to open us up for more adventures of Russ and Stephen. Something I would not turndown.

As always Vaughn offers us a tight, well thought out story with lovable characters and an enjoyable romance.

Buy Links

Amazon US
Amazon UK
All Romance eBooks

I would like to thank the author for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.

Farewell Giveaway
I have a number of paperbacks, most of which are signed, to giveaway. Over the between now (11 Mar 2017) and 31 Mar 2017, every comment on the blog (this post and all other new posts), will be entered to win 1 of these paperbacks. There are also some misc swag items, so there will be a few packs of these to give away as well.

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2 thoughts on “Equals by Brigham Vaughn ~ Book Review by Brandilyn

  1. I can imagine that dealing with past issues and the big age difference would cause enough conflict for the relationship.

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