"I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear"
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
Sigh... I just love these men. And although this book is called Tate, I'm such a sucker for Logan. As arrogant and inappropriate he still is, he has become so much more....
The last book was sweet all over but this installment was so not. Ms Frank sure threw out a punch. Well actually Tate did.
There, in a bathroom that was built for sin, the passion eased and the fever simmered until the deeper, scarier feelings began to consume the two of them.
... he was falling all over again.
Falling for the charm of the silvertongued lawyer who'd picked him to sit down opposite that first night.
Falling into a relationship he'd always wanted but never dreamed he would have.
But most of all, he was falling in love with Logan all over again, just as he'd done every day since he'd known him.
NOW Tate understood.
"I dare you to try.
I think you're my truth
It took me til 70% that my eye-rolling became a problem. I did actually like Matt & Trevor but the cliché's..... They were too much. The sex scenes were frequent, very frequent. The maseuse scenes in the beginning were hott. Me likey!!
This was good enough for a windy, rainy wednesday afternoon.
I'm hoping that this going to be a series. I'd like to have Drew's story. He was an amazing side-character.
I wished the romance part was more than the sports talk.
I couldn't really connect with Gabe. Although he was 5 years older than Dante, most of the time he was pretty dense. On the other hand Dante was a riot.
“I don’t want a girl, Gabe. I came out of a closet I didn’t even know I was in for you. I gave up sex on road trips! My cat,” he stressed, “lives at your house. I don’t know what else I can do to make it clear to you.”
“I love you, okay? You complete idiot. Now would you put the ring on, please?”
Gosh, this was different.
During the book I couldn't make my mind up if I liked this or not. But I was so in love with Vanya. He was such a broken character. Broken may not be the correct word because he was also so hopeful. Being litterly thrown out of his own country, Russia he awaits his asylum to legally stay in Brittain. Meanwhile he tries to stay safe and scrapes by with the money he receives from the government. He is not allowed to make money of his own so he's forced to live in cheap hostels.
Life is bad. He's working hard to improve his English. He has not a lot to do otherwise during day so he often visits his frend Kasper at his working place. It's there where he meets Jason and gets mistaken for a personal shopper. Jason is 20 years his senior but needs help at the shopping department because he needs to make amends with his brother. He has to make a perfect impression to his brother's financé, Chantelle who he still has to meet.
I really loved Vanya. I loved his way of speech. His character really makes us realise how comfortable we are having a roof over our heads, food to fill our stomachs. Just being unsafe all the time like Vanya felt was horrific. Really makes you think.....
Vanya and Jason's romance is not the usual romance we read about. Both have trust issues and of course you know Vanya's secret will come out to Jason and you worry what effect Vanya's white lies will have for their relationship.
But it's all worth it. This book will keep you thinking and feel very fortunate and that's always good IMO.
I just love this series. Get comfortable on the couch and just enjoy..... Sammy's history was horrible and it hurt his trust in humans. Rav had different experiences with humans and was let down also. Basically they were perfect for each other.
"Famous old saying?" Sammy asked with a smile in his voice.
"Famous old saying."
"How about a new saying? 'When a man is a hero, he deserves to be sexed in the ass.'" Sammy cracked up, like this was the funniest thing.
Rav rolled his eyes. "Your sense of humor, Sammy…."
"It's good?" Sammy looked at Rav hopefully.
"It's fucking perfect," Rav said.
Although this book ended in a nicely-wrapped-up HEA, I can't imagine never reading about Mad Creek any more!!! What about Simon and the mysterious Rex? Surely Ms Easton can give us their stories???
Very nice debut novel. The health issues were handled pretty good. So much that it came close to my own experience. I would've probably rated it higher had I enjoyed reading about that. I didn't particulary enjoy it. So not the book's fault but my own.
The sex scenes felt very intimate and I really loved Kelley's patience with Alex. Alex wasn't ready for a lot of things and he needed to make his own choice for happiness. Kelley was there to support him.
Hope Peter will be the next story. He seems like a troubled man. Would be nice to see him find a piece of happiness too.
Oh man, this was wonderful. Perfect. I love all these people so much.
Thank you TJ for this amazing family. This family that started with Bear, Otter & the Kid.
Roads can diverge.
It’s tough but true.
It’ll be okay. In the end.
So you’ll go one way.
And we’ll go another.
Maybe one day we’ll meet again.
But even if we don’t, remember this:
We have lived.
We have loved.
We have lost.
But we’re standing.
For all that we are, we’re still standing.
Definitely a series I will be revisiting... Beginning with the audio. Funny how that works, even when reading this book, Sean Crisden's voice for Bear's verbal diarrhea is what I heard. Some narrators are just ingrained with the character.
“What are the chances we never bring this up ever again?”
“Slim to none,” Creed says. “When I am lying on my deathbed, my body collapsing out from under me, eyes milky with cataracts, my teeth falling out of my mouth, I will look up at you and whisper remember that time you were so hard up for Dom that you ran through a screen door. And then I will laugh at you. And then I will die.
LMAO so hillarious