Wisdom Check (Dungeons and Dating #2) by Katherine McIntyre
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Julian’s boss is newly single, ridiculously hot, and looking his way. He’s so screwed.
Cal Morgan’s life was going right on plan—got the wife, the baby, and the board game café he opened with his best friends. At least, until his wife dropped the dreaded ‘d’ word. Newly divorced and juggling custody of their toddler with his ex, Cal’s dreams of a family are burnt to ash.
Julian Hale’s been carrying a torch for his sexy boss, Cal, for far too long. As the oldest of five and surrogate mom to his siblings, Julian gets tugged in so many directions that he’s never made time for himself—his wants, his desires—and he definitely desires this man.
However, when Cal starts turning those scorching stares Julian’s way, he can’t resist, even though he should. They’re boss and employee, and Cal’s fresh out of a divorce with a two year old—it’s a recipe for disaster even if they’re both falling fast. But when Julian’s application to nursing school gets accepted, he’ll have to choose between pursuing the dreams he set aside when his mom died or the one man he could imagine a future with. Life taught him early on that he’ll never get both.
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This was an awesome read. Wisdom Check is the second in the Dungeons & Dating series and I'm not disappointed! The depth of emotions displayed by Jules and Cal is brilliant. They are well written characters that are loveable and relatable.
The sexual tension that simmers away beneath the surface is something else, it's hot, cheeky and moreish. It isn't just an itch to be scratched though, it's more, it's deep and meaningful but with unresolved personal issues it's also difficult and riddled with self doubt.
All of that makes me fall in love with them, over and over again! Both men are kind, compassionate, considerate and sexy as hell!
This really is a pleasure to read, it pulled many emotions to the surface and made me desperate to see how it ended but equally I didn't want it to end!!
A thoroughly adult read, with some hot mm sex and some fairly tough subjects.
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Strong women. Strong words. Katherine McIntyre is a feisty chick with a big attitude despite her short stature. She writes stories featuring snarky women, ragtag crews, and men with bad attitudes--high chance for a passionate speech thrown into the mix. As an eternal geek and tomboy who's always stepped to her own beat, she's made it her mission to write stories that represent the broad spectrum of people out there, from different cultures and races to all varieties of men and women. Easily distracted by cats and sugar.
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