Series: Moving on…
Author: Morgan King
Genre: Erotic Romance
Length: Novella (88 pages)
Publisher: Evernight Publishing (November 11th, 2013)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥3Hearts
Blurb: Blake is the yoga instructor of Jamie’s dreams. He’s gorgeous, funny, smart, and has a body to die for. There is no way he’d be interested in someone like Jamie, or so the voice inside Jamie’s head says. The same voice that believed all the nasty things his ex, Dan, said.
Jamie is so cute, and shy. Blake just wants to give him a big hug, protect him and then fuck him in that very sexy arse of his. How can he convince Jamie to give him a chance, especially when it becomes clear Blake has his own insecurities that he’ll need Jamie’s help to overcome?
When Dan decides he was a fool to let Jamie go, do Blake and Jamie trust and love each other enough to be what the other needs?
Review: Jamie is insecure from having just broken up with his douche nozzle boyfriend. Blake harbours a secret crush. The men get together and the physical attraction is instant and sizzling. There is a significant amount of man on man loving in the story, and at first blush it may appear to be gratuitous, but as the story progresses, the sex becomes a way for Jamie and Blake not only to bond, but it’s also the metaphor for Jamie moving on by becoming more forceful and uninhibited. The sex is freeing between the two men and is symbolic of their relationship. Both men must come to new realizations – Jamie, that he is worthy and can be assertive if he needs to be; and, Blake that he needs to let go of some of his inhibitions regarding commitment if he wishes to have a life with Jamie. Blake, while a dreamboat, does have his own issues with personal space and acceptance which must be worked out as well.
Stories told from multiple perspectives are always interesting. Both Jamie and Blake’s versions are told simultaneously which is always good for the reader because they get to experience both characters PoV. There was even a portion, where the douch nozzle ex-boyfriend, Dan, was given the opportunity to showcase his thoughts. The pacing of the story was great and believable and when the men had their two crises and were able to resolve them, the reader is pleased. As shorter stories go, this one was well written, interesting and held the reader’s attention. The characters of Jamie and Blake are likable and you root for them to work through their individual issues in order for them to be together. When the HEA occurs, the reader is happy.