Author: Cardeno C
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: unknown
Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars
A Book in the Home Series
When Eli Block steps into his parents’ living room and sees his childhood crush sitting on the couch, he starts a shameless campaign to seduce the young rabbi. Unfortunately, Seth Cohen barely remembers Eli and he resolutely shuts down all his advances. As a tenuous and then binding friendship forms between the two men, Eli must find a way to move past his unrequited love while still keeping his best friend in his life. Not an easy feat when the same person occupies both roles.
Professional, proper Seth is shocked by Eli’s brashness, overt sexuality, and easy defiance of societal norms. But he’s also drawn to the happy, funny, light-filled man. As their friendship deepens over the years, Seth watches Eli mature into a man he admires and respects. But when Seth finds himself longing for what Eli had so easily offered, he has to decide whether he’s willing to veer from his safe life-plan to build a future with Eli.
The books in the Series are stand alone and can be read in any order.
I have really enjoyed this entire series and this book was a perfect addition. Eli and Seth will quickly grab your hearts as they take you on their journey that spans over a decade.
If there was ever any truth in ‘love at first sight’ Eli Brock would be the one to believe it. He was only 11 years old when he first ran into Seth, who was 20, at a summer camp. That first meeting, although unknown at the time, would set the ball rolling on a friendship in the future that would become an epic love story.
After Eli hasn’t seen Seth for a few years he comes home to find him sitting in his living room. Seth has finished his rabbi training and will be will working for Eli’s father at the temple. Eli is 18 and horny and puts on quite a desperate show for Seth. Eli’s parents are amused but Seth nearly swallows his tongue!
Over the next few years a lot of things change and there is a lot of suggestive flirting. Eli goes away to college and starts to grow up. He has his first sexual experiences and they don’t live up to the fantasy. On each visit back home he spends more and more time with Seth and they become very close friends. He realises eventually that his overt flirting with the other man may damage the friendship they have built and he reins it in. He would be devastated if he lost his best friend. His feelings haven’t changed though and he still wants Seth more than anything else in the world.
Seth first found Eli and his flirting intimidating. As the years have passed he comes to value Eli’s friendship and respect the man that Eli is becoming. When the flirting stops and Eli starts talking about boyfriends at college Seth realises he is jealous. This leaves Seth in a quandary. For the first time ever he needs to seriously consider his sexuality and his feelings for this much younger man that is a huge part of his life. He is an all or nothing kind of man and if he was ever going to give more of himself to Eli it would be his all and it would be forever.
This story is very funnily told through other peoples weddings. Some of them are hilarious! As the younger and still training member of the temple these events usually fall to Seth and he seems to bounce from one disaster to the other. Eli is the first person Seth talks to about each disaster and it seems the only people in the world who don’t realise that they are already virtually in a relationship together is themselves.
When Seth realises what he wants with clarity he just has to figure out how best to finally say yes to a man that has been asking since he was 18. I loved the strength of Eli’s feelings when they finally got together. His shaking body, his love, his fear and his utter bewilderment that he had in his arms the one thing he had wanted for so long. It was the perfect completion of their friendship and the start of their love affair. It was also the perfect way to end our stay in Emile City.
I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
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