Series: Synchronous Seductions 01
Author: Havan Fellows
Length: Novella (57 pages)
Publisher: Appleton Publishing Avenue (February 21st, 2013)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥3Hearts
Blurb: Ryder made a mistake Harlan can’t forgive. Will Ryder cross a line no man should cross to obtain a second chance?
Ryder Halloway made a life changing decision about his relationship with Harlan when he was young and stupid. Thanks to one rash moment, he lost it all. He lost the only man he would ever love, his drive to even try to finish college and his zest for life.
Seven years later finds him in front of Harlan’s house preparing to take back what he lost with a vengeance. He’s prepared to use all the tricks in his arsenal to plow through every wall, protest and excuse Harlan might come up with.
Of course, he never expected Harlan to put him in the hospital.
Harlan Mychels had his heart-broken in college by the popular Ryder. He learned his lesson about love and since then hasn’t allowed anyone even remotely close to his heart. Then one morning he turns and sees the one person able to tear his walls down and destroy what is left of it.
He uses every defensive tactic in his possession to keep Ryder at arm’s length, but Ryder is persistent. Harlan’s not sure if he can stay safe from heartache, and he starts wondering what the real heartache is – letting Ryder in again…or letting him go for good.
Review: Harlan Mychels has scarcely gotten over his first love, Ryder Halloway when he shows up on his door step begging for another chance.
It’s been 7 years since Ryder walked out of Harlan’s life. Now he shows up, out of the blue, begging for another chance. Harlan is anything but accepting of Rydes apology. What ensues is a comedy of errors as Ryde continually tries to prove his love to Harlan, while Harlan tries just as hard to remain standoffish. It’s pretty much useless from the start as Harlan’s mind, body and soul are still completely in love with Ryde; regardless of what he tells him.
“Foreplay” for this pairing consists of one being tied to the headboard, a broken bedside table and a decently disheveled bedroom! I liked the concept of the story. Ryder screwed up, he knows this, and he admits to it while begging for another chance. Harlan is still slightly jaded and is in no way going to forgive Ryde easily. The sexual tension jumped off the pages, but when they finally go at it, it was rushed. I would have liked a more involved and detailed sex scene for these two, they certainly earned it!
Overall it was a quick and sexy short read; I recommend to any M/M fans, you won’t be disappointed.