Meant for Me by Ann Lister ~ Book Review by Caroline

25361476Title: Meant for Me

Author: Ann Lister

Publisher: Sleighfarm Publishing

Cover Artist:

Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars

Publication Date: 05/28/2015

Length: Novel (~ 50K-100K)

Genre: M/M Romance

Blurb:

Tony Wilcox, the quiet keyboard player for Ivory Tower, has always believed he was straight. A sexual encounter with his best friend leaves Tony questioning his heart and the unwavering attraction he has for Jared. Living and working together is no longer enough for Tony… he wants more. He wants Jared as his.

Jared Baker, the bass player for the band, has a past that is getting in the way of him fully embracing what he wants… Tony. He’s tried everything to create distance between them, but none of it eliminated the feelings he has developed for Tony.

Trying to suppress the anger and confusion from Jared withdrawing from his life, Tony does his best to get beyond the feelings he has for his friend. When Jared becomes deathly ill, it’s Tony that he calls for help and Tony has to decide if he can heal Jared without giving away too much of his heart.

Can best friends find their way to true love and discover if they were meant for each other, or will the challenges of life force them to choose separate paths?

My View:

I am quite a fan of this series and Tony and Jared’s story didn’t disappoint.

If ever there was a story when communication was key it was this one. So much heartache and misunderstanding could have been resolved very easily if only these two guys and had sat down and had a conversation. Instead they both panicked and drama ensued.

Ann Lister built this story through expectation and tension. The flashback to 6 months previous where the boys had their last threesome was particularly telling and where things started to go wrong for them. Both men were left raw with the feelings they either didn’t wish to understand or didn’t want to face.

It all comes to an end when they return from their current tour and Jared walks out the door with a finality that brings Tony to his knees. Both men are confused, both men are sad and both men know they need to talk but it just seems like the timing is always wrong and then Jared becomes seriously ill.

This pair were obviously so right for each other and so ready to move from friends to lovers that I just wanted to shake them! A flippant remark from Jared is the undoing of all the progress made and Tony is left hurt and angry refusing to even talk to the other man.

There is sadness and depression in this story but underneath it all is a commitment from both men to each other even if they go about it in a convoluted way. Let’s not forget to mention the hot sex! Ann Lister knows how to bring her boys together in the best ways!

There is also an insight into how Ashton and Dante are getting along, or not, and that is going to be a very explosive story.

Intervention? I can’t wait!

Links

Meant for Me on Goodreads

Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon CA

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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