Book: Shifting Views
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Series: The Carlisles #4
Publication date: February 10, 2017
Cover Artist: Garrett Leigh
Photographer: Dan Burgess
Length: 195 pages
Reviewed by Morningstar
Successful fashion model Denver Carlisle is finally living on his own. He’s got a new apartment, a neighbor who has a problem shutting his blinds, and a local bakery with an owner who makes his knees weak. It’s raining men, and Denver hasn’t gotten any in a long time. Going out on a limb, he asks Ethan Monahan out and resorts to a little exhibitionism for his neighbor. Only to be turned down by both. That’s a first.
Ethan Monahan runs his own bakery and has a new neighbor who walks around naked. The latter is a little too distracting. When his naked neighbor turns out to be none other than model Denver Carlisle—and the customer who asked him out—Ethan tries to make amends. In a purely friendly way.
Friendship leads to more, and both men find themselves in over their heads with emotions and compromises. Denver has trust issues that could span the Sahara, and Ethan is a product of the foster system with a chip on his shoulder and a serious wariness of those with money. There’s only one way to reconcile their issues: work together.
For my first time reading Meg Harding this was a total winner! She gave us great characters with an individuality all their own and falling in love with each one was no hardship. They were both cute and fun, flawed and strong, quirky and unique.
Denver is a model, that loves his job, loves that he works with his twin brother Dorian, has a love hate relationship with how close his family is (as we all do). Ultimately it's the older, wiser, more settled Denver that has come to realize he wants that one person just for him like all his siblings have.
Ethan is a proud, strong guy who did NOT have it easy growing up in foster care, and maybe has some issues when it comes to people with money... just a little bit. He always had to earn what he has and he will hold onto it with every ounce of strength he has. His bakery is priority number one, and nothing can change that.
The chemistry between these two with all the nakedness before they even met was off the charts! The friendship they build , as hard as that was with all that UST, was wonderful and fun! I loved watching them learn about each other because the author made it fun and important. I adore Denver’s crazy family and will definitely be going back to read more about them.
I loved Casey and Cole right from the start. They were the family that Ethan never had and the one it takes him a while to realize he has. Casey, from right out of the gate, had felt like she was Ethan’s sister with their banter and bossing each other around, she cared and it showed. The descriptions in this story gave me the feeling I was right there eating at the bakery (man that food sounded freaking yummy!). Feeling the nervous anticipation Ethan felt waiting for Denver’s first text, and even when poor Denver was sick.
And those sexy scenes? Wow, Meg writes them with some serious heat, enough to melt any reader into a puddle. The slight kink in them gives it just the right amount of kick to have me wanting more, more, more.
Truly, a wonderfully written sweet, fun, hot story that has easily made it to my favorites list.
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