Author: K-Lee Klein
Publisher: Amber Allure (Amber Quill)
Cover Artist: Trace Edward Zaber
Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars
Publication Date: 08/09/2015
Length: Novella (~ 15K-50K)
Genre: Contemporary, Gay Fiction, M/M Romance
“Confessing your love is only the first step to starting your lives together.”
Bryan Monroe took a chance when he told Chrys Delos, his best friend and partner on the police force, that he loved him, but he never thought he’d get so lucky when Chrys returned the feelings. Now, although he and Chrys are over-the-moon happy, Bryan wants to take their relationship to the next level in two big ways.
Chrys has healed nicely from the gunshot wound that could have cost him his life. But now that it’s time for him to return to work, he and his partner-turned-lover must navigate their new relationship on the job.
It’s one thing to clearly define the love they feel for each other, but it could be an entirely new challenge when they tell their friends and family about the change in their partnership…
This short novella occurs 6 months after the events of “Never the Perfect Moment” and brings the reader back into Chrys and Bryan’s lives. This story was short, sweet, and just right to give everyone a bit more information about where Chrys and Bryan stand after revealing they were in love with each other.
These men were still so good together. I loved that the author seemed to effortlessly display their connection and emotion. I could feel the love these men had for each other. I could feel the affection, the humor, the friendship, the bond. It was fantastic. No matter what these men were doing, the reader knew they were first and foremost thinking of the other. And when they were in bed together or the shower or wherever else, they were so tenderly HOT it was amazing.
My favorite aspect was that the author made this so realistic. These men were not instantly transformed into perfect specimens of relationships just because the declared their undying love for each other. They still joked around and had anxiety attacks and fumbled through talking about their emotions. They still disagreed and had to talk to one another to work through things because they didn’t magically know what the other was thinking. They were normal. They were men. And they remained that way even after becoming lovers.
I really think this series is a winner. So far each installment has been short and sweet, only giving the reader the information necessary to that episode. The author did not try to take on the world, but seems to be slowly progressing this couple forward bit by bit. There are no overreaching promises of forever, no all encompassing magical fated matings, no random character transitions into men who know it all. These two stories have been realistic and wonderful and I can’t wait to see what happens next in Chrys and Bryan’s journey. I would love to know how they deal with the next phase of their relationship.
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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