Author: Sean Michael
Publisher: Amber Allure (Amber Quill)
Cover Artist: Trace Edward Zaber
Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
Publication Date: 08/23/2015
Length: Novella (~ 15K-50K)
Genre: Contemporary, Gay Fiction, M/M Romance
When he arrives home from a long stint in the hospital after losing his right arm to an IED blast, Sergeant James Miller certainly doesn’t expect his keys not to work and a strange man answering his door, only to learn his boyfriend has dumped him. Yet that’s exactly what happens, and James is just happy that he can count on his old platoon buddy to have his back, and a spare bedroom he can use until he gets on his feet.
Horace Grundy the third—“Horse” to anyone who doesn’t want to get his butt kicked—is retired and has a tidy house on the beach that he calls home. The place isn’t big, but he figures there is plenty of room for James, even if he has always fancied the man.
Thankfully, the two of them fit together well, and soon the roommates become more. But James’s past isn’t ready to let go of him yet, and the new lovers are caught off-guard when James’s ex-boyfriend suddenly reappears in his life. Can James and Horse’s new relationship weather the storm?
I enjoyed this story. It was odd, but it worked for me. I easily connected with both MCs and liked them as individuals. I like Horse and the way he accepted James with no hesitation. I loved the way these men were together. I loved the way the relationship happened quickly, but never felt forced or unrealistic because these men had a history together.
My only complaint was that I wish I would have been given more about the ex’s situation. I know this was super short and hopefully there will be a sequel and my questions will be answered, but I was left very confused over the ex’s over the top cray-cray behavior. I need more backstory to understand it and why it happened as it did.
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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