Author: Skylar M. Cates
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Page/Word Count: 220 Pages
At a Glance: I loved the first book in the series, and the second absolutely didn’t disappoint.
Reviewed By: Karen
Blurb: How can you lose one dream and still find another?
Owen King is a lonely history teacher who wants to be braver. So when Owen learns about the deceased brother he never met, he breaks free of his safety net and risks answers. Despite his loving, adopted family, Owen wonders if there are missing pieces inside of him. Visiting the seaside town of Ocean Vista, where his brother lived and died, will be no vacation.
Andrew Teagan wants to be a winner. After being dumped by his last boyfriend, Andrew is through letting others dictate his life. To prove that dreams are possible, he’s going after his ambitions full force. Having signed on for a cooking reality show, Andrew’s ready to make his small café into a sizzling success.
When Andrew aids Owen on the beach, what starts off as an act of kindness turns into a hot temptation. But can a sweet budding romance survive when the time comes for Owen to leave town? Both men must learn to trust each other if their love will conquer the miles between them.
Review: In the first book in this series, Here for You, I got my heart broken, and watched as this group grieved and suffered and started again. Lovers, Losers, and You, I think, builds on what started in the first book, and brings more hope and healing to the group. Or, at least a start.
I loved the first book in the series, and the second absolutely didn’t disappoint. After the emotional ride we experienced in the first book, and after reading the second book, I think it was pretty brilliant to have this second story be about Andrew and Owen. They really were a little more detached from the trauma that occurred in the first book, and I think gives our other guys a little more time to find their way (hopefully not too long, because I really want their stories, soon! :-))
There is definitely some angst, and not everything works out how they want. Things aren’t all happy and perfect, but right from the beginning, you see that these two men are together through it all, standing side by side. Although Andrew and Owen grew up differently, they share a strong loyalty to family that I think bonds them together even more, and shows even more how right they are together. Oh…and OMG, the Skype sessions between these two are steamy…and when they are actually together, it’s pretty hot too.
My heart still broke a little for the others in the group, as some of this group of “brothers” fall in love, while others still seem to be falling apart, and I am looking forward to reading what will come next.
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