Next to You by Rebecca Brochu

91mVISzgIGL._SL1500_Title: Next to You

Series:  Romance on the Go

Author: Rebecca Brochu

Genre: Contemporary

Length: Short (32 pages)

ISBN: 978-1-77130-709-3

Publisher: Evernight Publishing (January 26th, 2014)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts

Reviewer: Eli

Blurb: Understaffed, overworked, and generally exhausted contractor Ricci DeAngelo still has to contend with a long subway ride at the end of each day. The last thing he expects is to fall head long into a relationship while dozing on the train. But that’s exactly what happens when a sexy and equally exhausted stranger falls asleep on his shoulder one night. 

Ricci’s nap partner ends up being Layton Callis, an equally overworked pâtissier who looks and smells good enough to eat. When they unexpectedly fall into a routine of napping together on the late train, Ricci finds himself in a unique position. He can continue only seeing Layton during the week and spending his weekends in a sleepless mess. Or Ricci can step up and see if he can get Layton to agree to wake up next to him on a more permanent basis.

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Review: The premise of this story is simple adorable. What’s not to love about two men who are both so exhausted that they literally fall into and onto each other night after night on the train. So many relationships are built on lust – instead both these working men find each other each night and exchange some basic pleasantries before falling asleep together.  The most intimate thing one person can do with another is to share their personal space and sleep together (not sex, actual sleep).  These men build a relationship in the late hours when guards and inhibitions are down.

They eventually find that whenever they do not sleep together, they do not sleep well and so they move their relationship from the train to an actual home where the intimacy they began continues and they find that they can build their relationship into more.

This is a story about two hardworking guys who meet and find that they are very compatible. This is the way that many relationships begin, simple and innocuous.  It gives the regular guy hope that he can find his Romeo too.

Very sweet story. Excellent plotline and the characters of Ricci and Layton are lovely.