Betrayal, heartbreak, and financial ruin are only the beginning.
The last few months have been tough on Grant Parnell. He discovered his boyfriend was having an affair and it’s taken its toll, both emotionally and financially. With his business facing ruin, Grant could lose everything.
Dave Monroe is excited to start a new phase of his life. He’s following his dream and pursuing an exciting career opportunity. When Grant visits his friends in the country and finds out Dave might be moving to Melbourne, he offers him a place to stay. For Dave, life’s looking good.
Dave had only met Grant a couple of times before moving in with him, but the simmering sexual attraction is undeniable. As he settles into Grant’s home, deeper feelings develop. It’s hard not to fall for Grant’s gorgeous exterior, but it’s the strong man underneath who captures Dave’s heart.
Grant always craved success. His business and his home are testament to just how far he’s come, proving his family wrong and making something of himself—or he had. Now everything is falling apart. As Grant’s world spirals out of control, Dave is the one sure thing in his life.
But if they are to have any chance at happiness, Dave will need to teach Grant what’s really important.
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Publisher: Independently Published
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: Friends to Lovers, Hurt / Comfort
Word Count: 47000
Setting: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Languages Available: English
Series Type: Same Universe / Various Characters
I was lucky to come across Nic Starr when the first book of this series came out. I love the worlds that were created and how real they seem. It is like you were right there with them when they went through their lives. Now I am still a bit behind in some of the phrases that they use but it doesn’t stop me from getting caught in the story. There is a serious tone to the stories but there is some humor that which for me is a plus.
This story doesn’t really take place in Adelaide like the other but in Melbourne. Grant has lived in Melbourne most of his life only visiting Adelaide after his breakup. His partner had been stealing from the business and sleeping with his boyfriend. Now that he has ended both relationships things might just look up for him. Meeting Dave when he was visiting his friends, he wasn’t sure how to go forward.
Dave has always wanted to go to the city and work, however it isn’t till he is asked to comes stay with Grant that things look like they might just move forward. I must admit though that there were times I would have loved to smack Grant, but he realized that Dave was meant to be his.
I enjoyed reading this story and was glad to see that they had their happily ever after. It was a good read and I would definitely recommend it.