The Final Round by Jane Davitt and ALexa Snow ~ Book Review by Caroline

27797254Title: The Final Round

Author: Jane Davitt and ALexa Snow

Publisher: Loose Id

Cover Artist: Valerie Tibbs

Rating: 4 of 5 Stars

Publication Date: 11/17/2015

Length: Long Novel (~ 100K+)

Genre: BDSM, M/M Romance

Blurb:

Reeling from the news of his mother’s death, Shane heads back to England to face a hostile father. Benedict’s with him every step of the way, providing a shoulder to cry on and an escape from sorrow by way of their increasingly powerful and intense scenes.

Grieving and guilty, seeking a reconciliation with his father, Shane makes a hasty decision that brings him peace of mind, but at a heavy cost to his relationship with the man he loves. Is it time to call it quits or time to grow closer still? In the wake of his loss, Shane finds that question doesn’t have a simple answer — but questions of the heart never do.

My View:

Shane and Ben are back but their life is about to become a whole lot more difficult.

Smiling, living in the afterglow of sex one minute and then a phone call to change everything. Shane’s mum has died unexpectedly and he is returning to England for the first time in nearly 2 decades with Ben at his side.

He comes face to face with the reason he left home and moved to America almost as soon as he lands. His father doesn’t appear to have changed at first glance and it isn’t long before both men are posturing. Shane is stuck in the past, still holding on to past hurts but with Ben’s help its time to try and move forward.

Shane seemed much younger and unsure of himself once he arrived home in the UK. Memories from the past assailed him and added to his grief and feelings of guilt at letting his mother down and he is aggressive and stubborn. Bens calming influence, and the fact that he seems to get on with Shane’s father help the two men to mend a few bridges but it seems their relationship will only ever be fixed so far.

Things between Ben and Shane are tense and I didn’t like the fact that Shane went off with his own plans without really thinking of Ben. His guilt and grief left him blinkered and he ended up hurting the one man in the world that truly loved him. I loved the dynamics of their relationship, they make and follow their own rules and it seems to work well for them. This was a good conclusion to the The Square Peg Series but they had to work hard for their HEA.

Links

The Final Round on Goodreads
Loose Id
Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon CA
All Romance eBooks

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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