Author: Phoenix Emrys
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Length: Novella (68 pages)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (September 4th, 2013)
Heat Level: Mild
Heart Rating: ♥♥2Hearts
Blurb: Gil Donigan has made a career of treating the word “love” like something from an NFL playbook. Then he meets Devon Drake, and for the first time says “I love you” and really means it. Devon immediately bolts, and that was the last thing Gil expected. But maybe he had it coming; he got as good as he’d ever given. Karma’s a bitch, he thinks, but he’ll take the hit like a man. His new game plan? Shake off the heartbreak and move on, but Gil may need to rethink his recovery when Devon turns up on his doorstep with an enigmatic box, begging for a chance to explain
Review: Gil Donigan has used the word “love” like most of us use paper plates. Tossing it around and never really understanding the meaning. Then he met Devon Drake and for the first time he means it when he says it. So why did Devon get dressed faster than he undressed and run like a bat out of hell? Just as Gil thinks that he’s blown his one chance at happiness, Devon turns up on his doorstep begging for a chance to explain.
The story never really jelled for me. Told from Gil’s POV and all the guy seemed to be able to do was resort to over descriptive and slightly ridiculous thoughts. Sadly, this turned me off from the start. I loved the cover art and wanted so very much to like this book, but it fell short in the end. By the time Gil and Devon manage to overcome their incessant inner monologue and get to the point, the story ends. Boo.