Young mechanic Andrew Campbell’s life couldn’t be better. He is about to restore a Ford Mustang with his dad before heading off on the ultimate cross-country road trip with his best friend, Tanner McKenzie.
But tragedy strikes, and Andrew’s life is shattered. Worried his family will be torn apart if he doesn’t step in, Andrew makes a tough choice between following his heart and doing what he needs to do to protect his little brother.
When Andrew pushes Tanner away, Tanner heads off on the planned trip alone. Once Tanner leaves town, his life takes a different path and it’s ten years before he returns. Now a firefighter, he’s never forgotten his first love, and no one has ever taken Andrew’s place in his heart. He’s determined to see if Andrew feels the same way. He just hopes Andrew’s excited to see him, hopes that he’s available—and finally out—after all this time.
They might not have been ready to deal with emerging feelings years ago, but now might be the time for their second chance at love.
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Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Heat Level: 5
Romantic Content: 5
Ending: Click here to reveal
Character Identities: Gay
Protagonist 1 Age: 26-35
Protagonist 2 Age: 26-35
Tropes: Bad Breakup, Coming Home, Coming Out / Closeted, Death of Parent, Friends to Lovers, Hurt / Comfort, Second Chances
Word Count: 61000
Setting: United States
Languages Available: English
Series Type: Same Universe / Various Characters
... I absolutely loved the Andrew's Story, it was filled with emotion, and from the way the Nic Starr wrote this you could feel this emotion, and see how both Tanner and Drew were feeling. At some points reading the book, I was willing them to take a chance on each other, but I could also fully understand why Andrew took the route that he did ten years earlier….. then the trouble is, you then make things harder for yourself when you want people to see you for who you are properly, and not what you have been portraying.
I really did enjoy this book, and from the way it finishes I believe that there will hopefully be another book in the series, so we can see what happens in the future to Drew and Tanner, plus Charlie and Josh.