Husbands (Equals #4) by Brigham Vaughn ~ Book Review by Brandilyn

Husbands Title: Husbands (Equals #4)

Author: Brigham Vaughn

Publisher: Self Published

Cover Artist: Brigham Vaughn

Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars


Russ is ready to make a lifelong commitment to his partner. That means marriage to him, but Stephen grew up believing that was out of the question. With marriage equality still not recognized in Georgia, Stephen is only concerned about the legal protection available to them.

Someone from Stephen’s past reappears and drives a wedge between them as Russ and Stephen struggle to agree on their future. Russ tries to understand Stephen’s complex feelings about marriage, but the differences in their background stresses the relationship further. Can the relationship they’ve built overcome the issues they face?

Brandilyn’s View:

Husbands ends Brigham Vaughn’s Equals series. It brings Russ and Stephen full circle and ends the series with them as Husbands. I don’t think that is a spoiler; It is the name of the book after all.

I could talk once again about Vaughn’s crisp, tight writing style or her loveable characters. I have, however, said all that before in my reviews of the first three titles in this series (Equals, Partners, and Family). What I want to talk about in Husbands is what makes it special, what makes it a must read for Russ and Stephen fans.

Vaughn tackles the issue of Marriage Equality in this installment. Russ and Stephen live in Georgia, a state that doesn’t yet have that right for same-sex couples. More than that, however, Russ and Stephen have very different views on marriage and their need or right to enjoy a marriage. They also have to tackle once and for all the issues of the age difference. Add in two workaholics and a couple of ghosts from their pasts, and you have a tension filled few months. Russ and Stephen have to convince themselves that they are in it for the long haul.

If you are as in love with Russ and Stephen as I am, then you have confidence that they will weather this storm, but there are a few heartstring-tugging moments along the way. Husbands is a fabulous story of love, commitment, and putting the past to rest. You will want to read the first three titles in order to fully appreciate Husbands, but they are all well worth the time.

Buy Links

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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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