A Simple Romance by J.H. Knight (5 Stars)

Skip and Paul seem like they should have a simple romance. They have a lot in common, really enjoy each other’s company, and have amazing sex. However, Skip can’t let go of his past hurt. He’s trying, but he’s struggling, and I could understand where he was coming from. I enjoyed how this story was completely focused on the development of the relationship between these two. The entire story was told from Skip’s point of view, and he was a well-developed and interesting character.

I loved their family and friends. They made their small contributions throughout the story very meaningful. This was a very easy and enjoyable read.



Skip thought he had it all: the fabulous husband, the great apartment, and the teaching job he’d always wanted. Even the cat was perfect. When his partner of eight years decides he wants something else—something that doesn’t involve Skip or the apartment or even the cat—Skip decides it’s time to go home to the other side of the country.

However, Skip’s hometown doesn’t just hold a loving meddling mother but also the memories of his awkward crush on a boy he met his senior year in high school. A boy he humiliated himself in front of just when it looked as if his fantasies might become reality. Finding out Paul Miller is now working at the same high school where Skip has just been hired flips his world upside down. After a heated night together, Skip is happy being friends with benefits. Paul will have to convince him love is worth the risk.

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