Title: Head over Heels
Author: Remmy Duchene
Length: Novella (141 pages)
Publisher: Evernight Publishing (June 6th 2014)
Heat Level: Mild
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥ 2.5Hearts
Blurb: Firefighter Christian Shane, badly scarred from a fire that ravished a city block, runs away from New York to Beacon Cove, hoping to hide away in his family’s beach house. All he wants is to be left alone.
Case Jenkins never met a sexy, muscled stud he liked. They were always jocks and always dicks—plain and simple. He was too much of a nerd and not built like a brick house. But when he sees Christian Shane, he can’t control himself. Nothing worth having ever comes easy, and Case isn’t quite sure he has enough patience. But there’s a madman trying to burn down the world, and in the end, both men must come to terms with their feelings.
Be warned: m/m sex
Purchase Link: http://www.evernightpublishing.com/head-over-heels-by-remmy-duchene/
Review: Firefighter Christian Shane is left broken after he was injured and almost killed in a fire. Feeling completely out of sorts, he decides to spend his time off and the rest of his recovery at his family home in Beacon Cove. Case Jenkins as well is seeking solace at the house he bought in the Cove when he won the lottery. He’s secluded himself in an attempt to write a novel, but he is lacking inspiration as of late. That is, until he meets the tall, scarred and lonely man on the beach that is staying in the house next to his.
The attraction is immediate, the chemistry undeniable, but both men are scarred both inside and out and getting close almost proves impossible. They continually come together only to wind up apart after pride, confusion, miscommunication and distrust get in the way. When Christian learns one of his best friends and fellow firefighter has been killed in a fire, a fire that is eerily similar to the strange fire that almost killed Christian, he rushes back to New York, leaving Case behind, hurt and confused once again. But this time, Case decides to stake his claim once and for all and follows.
While the premise for this story had potential and the characters were flawed and believable, the typos and breaks in the story made it difficult to read at times. Everything felt rushed and hectic, not enough time spent in some areas that could have been explored more fully. And the threat was slightly anticlimactic for me. That being said, there were facets of this story that I really enjoyed. The friendships that each man shared, Christian and Mas, Case and Bethany, were endearing and relatable and there was an obvious passion between the two male leads.
This was just an okay read for me.