Series: Learning to Love #2
Author: K.C. Wells
Genre: M/M Contemporary Romance
Length: Novel (332 pages)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (March 20th, 2013)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥2Hearts
Blurb: Evan Wainwright’s good relationship karma is paying off. After helping his friends, Sean and Michael, discover their sexuality—and each other—Evan meets the love of his life. Their new housemate, Daniel Collier, is everything Evan could want in a boyfriend. Now if Evan can just work out why Daniel panics whenever Evan tries to get close.
Daniel has finally met his soul mate. Evan is perfect for him—at least, he would be, if Daniel could find the courage to overcome his demons and leave the past behind. But his mental scars prove difficult to heal, and Daniel struggles with his heart, even though it tells him Evan is the one.
Life in the student house goes on despite the usual interruptions: a wedding, a trial for a hate crime, a gay couple with exhibitionist tendencies. Through it all, Evan and Daniel remind themselves they are meant to be together. But until Daniel trusts Evan with the secret that’s tearing his family apart, “meant to be” is on hold.
Review: This book centers on the love story of Evan and Daniel, although Michael and Sean play a huge role in the context of the story as well. Evan played an instrumental part in the pairing of Michael and Sean, who are getting married as we start this book.
Daniel has secrets and sorrow in his life. Secrets he’s afraid to share with Evan. Oddly, he shares them with Michael and Sean, before his boyfriend. But, Evan is patient and wants nothing more than for Daniel to feel safe and loved with him. It was definitely a struggle and a testament to true love as this pair take two steps forward, and then three steps back for the majority of the book.
Overall this was an okay read. There were so many unrealistic and completely unbelievable aspects to the story that it took away from my enjoyment of it. It’s almost the end of the book before they actually have sex, and hot as hell it is! This was actually an aspect of the story I enjoyed, that they didn’t fall into bed immediately. They took their time. But, then Daniel went from scarred due to events in his past, to sexual deviant in two pages flat. Unrealistic.
I’m surprised I remembered character names as everyone called everybody baby, honey or some equally sugary name all the time, again unrealistic. I really wanted to like this book more than I did. But hey, to each his own. Be sure to go through all the reviews before you take mine to the bank!
Overall, this was a good story. I enjoyed seeing Daniel finally get beyond years of abuse so that he could finally be happy with Evan. Evan, I adored. I adored him in the first book and I adored him in this one. Sean and Michael I liked but I found them to be a bit much at times. As mentioned above there is zero conflict between them as a couple and I found that (along with