Daily Archives: January 23, 2014
Author: Chris Scully
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Length: 120 pages
Rating: B List
Blurb: Sequel to Inseparable
Nine and a half weeks ago, Joe Massone got the surprise of his life when his straight best friend and secret crush, Adam, kissed him. At the time, Adam was recovering from an accident that left him with temporary amnesia and broken ribs, so Joe isn’t sure if he should take it seriously. Is Adam really gay? Or was the blow to his head to blame? Having secretly loved Adam since they were teenagers, Joe doesn’t want to get his hopes up and have his heart broken.
Despite that first kiss, Joe and Adam are still in limbo—now more than friends, but not quite lovers. Adam’s injuries have meant they can’t take their relationship to the next level, and for Joe, not much has changed from when they were just best friends and roommates. He starts to think neither of them is ready to take that final step.
Patience stretched to the limit, Adam makes plans to break the stalemate. But when Joe sabotages things by inviting their friends along, Adam is left to wonder if their new relationship is over before it’s even started. Before he gives up, though, he’s determined to prove to Joe he wants more than just a kiss.
Review: I was excited to read this story. I’d already read the delightful holiday short that is Inseparable. Watched these two lifelong friends finally start to be honest with each other and find the tentative beginning to their happiness together. I wanted more of their story. I jumped on this one when it came up for review.
You will want to read the first story Inseparable before you start this one. It is a fantastic little gem and a fast read, so get that one and then settle in to enjoy a wonderful story of friendship, love, family and taking a chance on love.
I loved that in this we get Joe’s perspective on what is happening between them. Having already fallen in love with this sweet, gentle baby bear, his family and the beautiful friendship these men shared. It was very rewarding to see them finally take the next step in their lifelong relationship.
Funny, cute, sweet, charming and at times frustrating – both of the men were so afraid of making the wrong move and upsetting the other that they needed a smack. This is everything that the first book started and more. I loved these men, their story and love.
Reviewed by Nina