Title: One More Time
Series: A Thornwood Novel, #1
Author: Caitlin Ricci
Length: Novel (200 Pages)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (September 21, 2015)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5 Hearts
Blurb: Wanting to start over after breaking off a relationship with his married boss, Caleb Robinson is happy to move from Los Angeles to Thornwood, Colorado. He can barely find the town on a map, which is just the kind of place Caleb needs. He’s not looking for a relationship, and Thornwood looks to be the perfect place to get lost in his art.
But when Thornwood’s local police officer, Trent Williams, knocks on Caleb’s front door, both men have an instant attraction to each other, and Caleb’s plans for solitude might have to change.
But he soon learns that Trent is a legendary one-night-stand man for a very special reason. His boyfriend has been kept on life support for the past five years after a serious skiing accident. Even though Simon isn’t expected to wake up and Trent says he’s trying to get past him, he won’t entertain anything that comes close to commitment. As compelling as their attraction is, Caleb doesn’t want to be just another hook-up, and he won’t be the other man.
But Trent isn’t sure he can risk the pain of losing someone else he cares about, no matter how intense the chemistry between him and Caleb.
Product Link: http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=6875
Review: I have read many books by this amazing author and this book definitely didn’t disappoint. The way it was told drove me a bit nuts. Going from Caleb’s perspective to Trent’s, but it didn’t take away from the story at all. When you read a book you can usually tell if the author is just doing it for the money or is really into it.
When they right with their feelings put in, makes the book even better in my opinion. This is one of those books. There is so much seriousness to it but you can see the hint of humor also. To me that makes it so much better.
There was something about this book that caught my attention and kept it. I adored the guys even though I would have really wanted to smack them both. I understood why Trent acted the way he did but he comes off as very careless considering he was cop. It made them more loveable and very endearing.
Caleb had been sleeping with his boss. That is until his boss’s wife ran him over. Now he moved to Colorado to start over. He had not expected the cop that knocked on his door though. He wanted Trent but didn’t want to give it a chance. He was saddened by his experience and angered by his past choice. Then he finds out Trent’s secret. He has to decide if it is worth it.
Trent had been in love with Simon, but Simon was in a coma after an accident. He didn’t want to let go, but he also didn’t want to try again. He knew Simon would have wanted him to. He tried to escape the pain by all the warm bodies, but Caleb is the one that pulled at his heart. He needed to change and to have the courage to start again.
I had a blast with this story and look forward to reading the next one. I would definitely recommend reading it. It caught my attention from the moment I started reading and kept it all the way to the end.
* I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review through http://mmgoodbookreviews.wordpress.com *