I like romance and boys loving boys in my books.
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I don't surf or wake-board, so a lot of the terminology was lost on me. I'm also extreeeeeeemely late with this review. Sorry, Vanessa.
I did love the setting of this novel. I loved the characters. Both Ben and Davis were fully fleshed out, both with their own hang-ups, but working well as a couple. I believed their romance. I believed Davis' reasons for seeking out Ben, for wanting to learn how to wake-board.
It's a book about healing/comfort as much as it is about perseverance and not giving up. It's about love and family, the one you're born into and the one you choose.
And OMG, Eddie. Eddie was fabulous, and I do hope he gets his own book.
Told from Ben's POV in the first person past tense, there's a lot of angst and drama, a homophobic villain, two men who are stubborn as hell, holy hot boysex, Batman - it's chockful of goodie-gimme-goodness. The narrative voice sounded organic and authentic (gruff, stubborn, grumpy 40 year old male who's seen his hopes dashed and the loss of something he loved more than anything else), and the dialogue sounded realistic for the characters this author created.
All around a great book. Put this on your list, would ya?
** I received a free copy of this book from the publisher. A positive review was not promised in return. **