Series: Follows Between the Moon and The Deep Blue Sea- though it stands alone.
Author: KC Kendricks
Genre: MM contemporary
Length: Novella (86 pages)
Publisher: Amber Allure Press (February 24th, 2013)
Heat Level: Explicit
Blurb: Sequel to the Amber Allure best-seller Between the Moon and the Deep Blue Sea…
Dale Langley longs for some triple R time—rest, relaxation and rejuvenation. He accepts his cousin’s invitation to winter over on Ocracoke Island, far away from the hustle and bustle of life on the mainland. He’s always loved being a rolling stone, traveling for his job without the worry of a place to call home, but it’s time for something different. Now Dale anticipates several blissful months to learn how to be still with no demands on his time while he prepares for the next phase of his life.
Aubrey Zimmerman came to Ocracoke to attend a friend’s commitment ceremony. Never one to settle down, Aubrey’s had enough of involvements that took him from man to man without a place to call home. He needs a break—and a little solitude. Housesitting while his friend is on his honeymoon is the perfect way to clear his head and catch up on his sleep. At least it seemed that way until Dale arrived and Aubrey realized sleep is the last thing he needs.
Fate has changes in store for Dale and Aubrey, the sort neither one knew they wanted. Sometimes the more you wander the closer to home you get.
Review: This is a story about Dale that has been through a beating and robbery. He lost his job for taking off too much time recuperating. He goes to Ocracoke Island where his family used to spend summers and is going to stay the winter with his cousin Sam to try to get his head cleared and perhaps find a new job and place to stay. There he meets Aubrey who used to live with older rich guys, basically as a kept man. He is leaving his ex and that leaves him with no job, no real skills and no home. He comes to Ocracoke to attend his friend Chad’s commitment ceremony and housesit while they are on their honeymoon.
I found this story well written, the characters all very interesting and the story hard to put down once I started. Well, I didn’t put it down, I finish in one sitting. Both Aubrey and Dale are dealing with some heavy stuff. Aubrey keeps warning Dale not to get attached and Dale knows he shouldn’t or that Aubrey shouldn’t get attached to him, either. The other characters were all interesting also, though not a lot was mention of them just in passing. The first book is Chad and his partner’s story and since Chad and Aubrey are connected I am sure he is in that one, too. This book stands perfectly on its own and I had no clue it was a sequel until the end when it told about the other book. Of course I will be reading it too! Great story here and I can’t wait to see if there is more!
Recommendation: If you like stories of starting over, Rich men, men on the mend, hot mansex this one is really good!