Wyatt and Ethan are still at the fragile stages of their relationship where doubt and secrets can wreak havoc.
This story picks up shortly after the first one, and they definitely need to be read in order. In the last story, I enjoyed Ethan’s cheerful voice. In this story, we hear from Wyatt, and it’s a much more somber feeling. I adored Wyatt and wanted him and Ethan to work out. They are both good guys and seem to care for each other. They enjoy each other’s company and fill a need that each of them have. Ethan seems to enjoy taking care of people. Although Wyatt is more than capable of taking care of almost all of himself, he can certainly use some tender loving care for his heart. Wyatt also enjoys the happiness that Ethan seems to carry with him all of the time.
Although they’ve only been dating a few weeks, Ethan wants to take Wyatt home to meet his parents for the holidays. However, Wyatt has also been invited to spend time with his uncle, the same person that is helping him out with college. Separate vacations make them realize how much they really care for each other. Unfortunately, with Wyatt’s past coming back to haunt him, they are forced to keep working through trouble spots in their relationship. The only thing that keeps getting better is the time they spend in each other’s arms. A significant amount of time is spent with the two of them exploring each other’s bodies.
It was hard to see these two struggle with their relationship because of outside influences. Even though Wyatt had a rough life, he has certainly tried hard to make the most of his future. I just wanted to reach through the pages and give him a hug. Ethan tries so hard to convince Wyatt that his past shouldn’t interfere with his future.
Ethan and Wyatt continue to explore their love for each other while we wait for the third story in this enjoyable romance.
Originally reviewed for The Romance Reviews. Complimentary copy provided by author/publisher for an honest review.
Physically, it’s easy for Ethan and Wyatt to be together—well, if “easy” means stolen moments when Ethan’s roommate is away, or sneaking away to a hidden nook in the library. Privacy is hard to come by in a dorm, but finding ways to connect is half the fun.
Emotionally, though, that’s a different story. Wyatt isn’t sure if a relationship is something he can make last—years of having to hide his emotions have left him with a shaky sense of self-confidence. And when it’s time to head home for the holidays, their steamy on-campus connection may not translate so well to the real world…