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Length: 61,000 words
Without trust, common ground can get pretty shaky…
“I believe you have something of mine, Zach.”
The stranger’s accusation throws Zach Owens for a loop. He’s never seen this man in his life, and he’s not prepared when he finds out what they have in common—their boyfriend, Jake.
Make that ex-boyfriend. With the jerk out of the picture, Zach hurries after the stranger to apologize… which quickly leads to some sizzling hot revenge sex.
Despite starting on the wrong foot, Nathan Forrester can’t get enough of the sexy movie theater owner. Still, he’s jaded and distrustful—especially when Jake keeps materializing in Zach’s presence despite Zach insisting that relationship is over.
With a devious ex-boyfriend trying to sabotage their fledgling relationship, Zach and Nathan need to learn to trust each other, or they’ll both wind up with nothing.
This 61,000-word novel was previously published and has been revised to include an extended ending.
Now, if I was their therapist I'd tell them not to begin a relationship. But I'm not and they start one solely based on sex. Now don't get me wrong, it's very hot sex. One thing LA Witt does well is writing sex. But there was a bit too much. In my opinion, Zach and Nathan needed to focus on them and how to make this work psychologically rather than physically.
This situation was very toxic and they were off again on again so many times my neck hurt from the back and forth. Nathan is very insecure and untrusting of Zach. I get it, he's been hurt in one of the worst ways and I sympathized. Zach had trouble understanding Nathan. However, I thought Zach was far nicer than I would have been with constantly taking him back. And why was Zach still talking to the ex? As you can tell I was super frustrated with these characters.
Though this is well written in pure LA Witt fabulousness I was having a lot of trouble connecting with these characters and believing, in the end, that they were going to be okay. Now, I know the ending was extended from its original version so I think that's a good thing. I didn't read the older version but even with this one, I am skeptical of a long-term HEA for these boys.
So, writing wise LA Witt made this story flow, no choppiness, I was never confused or anything but it's the characters in this that made it a rough one for me.
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L.A. Witt is an abnormal M/M romance writer who has finally been released from the purgatorial corn maze of Omaha, Nebraska, and now spends her time on the southwestern coast of Spain. In between wondering how she didn’t lose her mind in Omaha, she explores the country with her husband, several clairvoyant hamsters, and an ever-growing herd of rabid plot bunnies. She also has substantially more time on her hands these days, as she has recruited a small army of mercenaries to search South America for her nemesis, romance author Lauren Gallagher, but don’t tell Lauren. And definitely don’t tell Lori A. Witt or Ann Gallagher. Neither of those twits can keep their mouths shut…
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