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Adult, M_M, Romance
Tony DeLuca has to get to New York, nor’easter be damned. His older sister is getting married and it won’t matter to her if the entire east coast is shut down if it means she’s short a groomsman. She’s the only reason he’s willing to make the trip home to face a father who’s never forgiven him for wasting a perfectly good degree to become a firefighter. And that’s only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to everything about Tony that his father will never accept. Dominic Tricoli’s living his dream. He’s spent the past few years working to mesh his business degree and love of the outdoors into a thriving company, providing team building retreats for some of the country’s largest corporations. Unfortunately, there’s a price to pay for happiness, and having someone to come home to at night is the sacrifice Dominic made. When Dominic overhears Tony’s plight, he’s drawn to help the man get to New York City. Little does Dominic know that one kind gesture will awaken a side of him he’s ignored for far too long. Against his better judgment, he gives in to his desires and Tony’s advances. Just for the night. When destiny steps in, giving him another chance with the charismatic man who saved his hide, Tony’s willing to do whatever it takes to earn Dominic’s forgiveness and understanding. There may not be forever, but Tony’s determined to enjoy every single minute he’s given with Dominic. You can’t fight fate. Whatever’s meant to happen, eventually will.
4 out of 5 (very good)
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Tony and Dom end up car sharing when their flight to New York is cancelled. Neither expected to see the other again, so when Tony turns up at Dom's best friend's wedding as brother of the bride, its a shock and surprise to them both. After a night of the best sex either of them ever had, Tony puts his foot in it, and Dom runs. When they finally catch up with each other, its clear that they both feel for the other far more than they thought. Now, if they could just get over the fact that Tony isn't out to his family, all will be good. A fast moving tale, filled with just the right amount of everything to make it an enjoyable read : love, passion, hatred, bigotry, letting go and reconnecting. Only two things I had trouble with. I noticed the flipping between characters in the first person. Each change is clearly headed, so its obvious who is talking, but it bothered me here. And I did feel a little disconnected with the characters during the love scenes. Why?? I don't know, but I felt something was missing, something wasn't quite right in the delivery. I truly think, I'd have enjoyed the book more, had there been NO sex at all! Weird for me, but thats how I felt. Still an enjoyable read. 4 stars
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Sloan Johnson is a big city girl trapped in a country girl’s life. While she longs for the hustle and bustle of New York City or Las Vegas, she hasn’t yet figured out how to sit on the deck with her morning coffee, watching the deer and wild turkeys in the fields while surrounded by concrete and glass.
When she was three, her parents received their first call from the principal asking them to pick her up from school. Apparently, if you aren’t enrolled, you can’t attend classes, even in Kindergarten. The next week, she was in preschool and started plotting her first story soon after.
Later in life, her parents needed to do something to help their socially awkward, uncoordinated child come out of her shell and figured there was no better place than a bar on Wednesday nights. It’s a good thing they did because this is where she found her love of reading and writing. Who needs socialization when you can sit alone in your bedroom with a good book?
Now, Sloan is a tattooed mom with a mohawk and two kids. She’s been kicked out of the PTA in two school districts and is no longer asked to help with fundraisers because she’s been known to lose herself with a good book and forget she has somewhere to be.