Series: Second Chances, #2
Author: Susan Laine
Length: Novella (105 pages)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (July 24 2013)
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5Hearts
Blurb: Zane Roscoe’s evil day job at a musical instrument store is supposed to teach him responsibility. What he really wants is the fun, excitement, and artistic challenge of being a musician. Joshua Norton is in college, training to become a pharmaceutical chemist, and he is Zane’s complete opposite: introverted, intellectual, and quiet. When the two meet at a gay nightclub, their relationship begins with a case of mistaken identity and a wounded ego.
They try talking but stumble over one miscommunication after another. So Zane decides they better stick to sex—except a series of bumbling disasters, accidents big and small, and minor mishaps leads to frustration. Afterward, Zane wants to apologize for his behavior. But Joshua ran, and finding him turns into a test of character, as does earning Joshua’s forgiveness. Can they find the new beginning they need for a second chance at love?(
Review: Zane has money but he also has a job, though he only keeps it because his brother tells him he needs to, not for the money. Zane is into one-night stands, and not the nicest or most like person around. Joshua on the other hand is the polar opposite of Zane, mousy form a distance, quite sweet and very likeable.
This is a book 2 in the series but it stands alone perfectly. I loved how this started out and I rarely do this but I’m going to start with a quote: first line of the book. “THIS is the story of how my greatest screw-up turned into something wonderful.”
Doesn’t that just get hold of ya and jerk ya in, nothing subtle about that. This book is written with a great sense of humor and I suggest you don’t read it in public, because you will be laughing out loud a lot. The characters are unique and though Zane is not a likeable person I was drawn to him. I couldn’t help but feel sorry for him. Poor Josh is so sweet you can’t help but want to hug him, he is absolutely adorable. The first love scene is so hilarious. This is a cute, short, fun story to brighten any gloomy day.
Recommendation: If you like a good, sweet love story about second chances, opposites, lots of humor, and happy endings, this is one to brighten any gloomy day! I highly recommend it!