Author: Felice Stevens
Publisher: Loose Id
Page/Word Count: 243 Pages
At a Glance: Right in line with the others in the series, all of which I loved.
Reviewed By: Karen
Blurb: Brandon Gilbert has spent years in hiding, but finally he’s accomplished his dream of working as a public school teacher. When offered the chance to help bullied children, there was no way he could say no. Not to mention that meeting Dr. Tash Weber, the psychiatrist who helps them, a sad yet sexy older man, ignited a spark inside Brandon he’d never had before.
Though five years have passed since the death of his lover, Dr. Sebastian “Tash” Weber has no interest in relationships or love. But young, enigmatic Brandon awakens his heart and his desire. Despite Tash’s best efforts to push him away, Brandon unlocks the passion for life Tash thought he’d lost forever.
Falling in love wasn’t part of the plan for either Brandon or Tash, but neither family disapproval nor self-doubts can stop them from embracing the fire that burns between them. And when Brandon returns home to fight for a future he never imagined possible, he and Tash discover that the one thing worth fighting for has been with them all along.
Review: So, out of the three books in the series this one probably isn’t my favorite. It was still really good, though, and right in line with the others in the series, all of which I loved.
This is little brother Brandon’s story, who falls for Dr. Tash. They really were quite adorable together when they weren’t having misunderstandings or hiding from one another. There wasn’t anything in particular that I didn’t like about the story, but in comparison to the others, it came across a little more sweet and lighter than the first two. Again, not in a bad way. I think there was just something about Ash and Luke that drew me in just a little bit more.
Just like Ash and Luke, Brandon has his own past and demons to deal with, and it is Tash that he wants by his side, regardless of how much Tash continues to push him away or changes his mind. Finally, they just give up and embrace their feelings for each other. There are family members who feel they have a say, and try to talk each of them out of it, but in the end they follow their hearts.
I am a little torn about the epilogue. On one hand I really like that we not only get to see Brandon and Tash’s HEA but we get to see all of the guys’ HEAs. But, the part that I am torn about is that it kind of came across as a little choppy. All in all, though, I love this whole series, and it will definitely be on my reread list.
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