Title: After the Rain
Series: Fire and Rain, Book 2
Author: Daisy Harris
Length: Novel (161 Pages)
Publisher: Samhain Publishing (February 11th, 2014)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥3.5Hearts
Blurb: They’re going to need a bigger tent.
Henri’s list of bad exes is as long as his arm, but nothing prepared him for his latest, heart-stomping breakup. He thought he couldn’t feel more abandoned, until his ride for a group camping trip bails, leaving him stuck driving for hours with a guy who is absolutely not his type.
After breaking up with his girlfriend of five years, firefighter Logan is working up the nerve to explore his interest in men. He knows he’s gay. He just hasn’t had the guts to do anything about it…until now.
Henri’s big-city attitude and tight jeans push every last one of Logan’s buttons, and when he and Henri have to share a tent, Logan is thrilled. He should have realized Pacific Northwest weather would get wet—forcing them to strip naked.
Though the steam between him is thicker than coastal fog, Henri’s not sure he can let himself fall for another man. Not even the guy who finally treats him right.
Contains bad ex-boyfriends, even worse weather, and more than your average amount of sex in a tent. May not be suitable for those with germ phobias, outdoor aversions, or fear of damp shoes.
Purchase Link: http://store.samhainpublishing.com/after-rain-p-73229.html
Review: This is part two in this series but you should start with book one. Although it can be read as a standalone book. It was a lot better than book one and I am glad for that. It was told with a bit of humor and seriousness to it. I am actually pleased with it. It still has a very small bit of homophobic people to it however. This one was more about a jerk of an ex who slept around on Henri.
He even told Henri that he had a STD that he shouldn’t worry about but maybe should get tested anyway.
Logan had broken up with his long time girl friend because he knew that what they were was wrong. He was completely gay and needed to live his life to the fullest. Now all he had to do is figure a way to meet men. He wasn’t old enough to go to the club’s so he was kind of clueless. However when his friend and coworker invited him to go camping, well what does a boy from Texas say but agree to go. It also might have something to do with the hottie that was friends with his coworker. And that said hottie was going camping also.
Henri almost bit his tongue off when he saw Logan, but he comes across as an ass to Logan. He is scared and you can tell it by the way he acts to Logan. And Logan takes some of it but mostly he is just as lost as ever. However, when these two get over whatever is their main issue things start to heat up.
This is a really cute story that you can love. You will love Logan and Henri. They come off as so true to the ones you would consider friends. I especially love Henri, he over comes his pain from a cheating ex, gets over his fear of a possible std, and falls head over heels for Logan and camping. Although you could give him some time, well a lot of time before trying it again.
I loved the humorous parts to it. I would recommend this story because Logan is one hell of a hot fireman and EMT. Henri is just as sexy as can be, their camping in Canada, running into freezing water butt naked and lots of good times.