Series: His 04
Author: Shawn Lane
Genre: Contemporary, Interracial
Length: Novella (59pgs)
Publisher: Amber Quill Press (Amber Allure) (2nd October 2011)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4Hearts
Blurb: For years, Spencer Lyons has been a devoted best friend to Max Ramirez, helping him through break up after break up. And also for years, Spencer has never let Max know his true feelings—he’s been in love with his best friend.
It doesn’t occur to Max that club-hopping Spencer has deeper feelings for him. Yet when he finally learns of Spencer’s love, Max begins to wonder…should he admit to the love he also feels toward Spencer and risk losing his friend if the relationship ends in yet another break up? And whether or not he voices his feelings, will Spencer always be devotedly his?
Review: Spencer has been in love with Max for years but Max has never looked his way so he has filled his life with clubs and hook-ups. Max is looking for a lasting committed relationship and although he thinks Spencer is hot and sexy he knows that Spencer isn’t the settling down type.
This is a sweet friends-to-lovers story that makes you wish that you could knock the MCs heads together so they would both know what was right in front of them. Spencer has been there through every break-up that Max has had and supported him as only a best friend could. And Max has tried to ignore Spencer’s nights out and supported him when he has opening nights at the theatre. Something happens to make Max question Spencer’s feelings for him and his fear of Spencer’s lack of commitment has him rejecting Spencer. Only for Max to realize that he might have made a mistake.
The storyline is good and the characters are great, you can empathize with both characters and the sex is hot. I gotta say though, you do wish that you could give Max a good smack to knock some sense into him.
I recommend that you give this one a shot as its short, sweet and a happy ever after (with some hot sex thrown in).