A retired marine, Logan is methodical and conservative. Richard is a liberal pacifist who is pathologically afraid of guns. Yet the minute Logan sets eyes on Richard, his heart turns over like an old car engine and it isn't long before his motor is revved and Richard is in the driver's seat--even if it seems like each man is driving a differe...more
It's probably my mood but I 've been trying for a whole week to keep reading this.
I can't stand Logan and his stalkerish-childish behaviour or the OTT moments (view spoiler)[like running into a pole and getting a concussion (hide spoiler)]or the WTF conversations (view spoiler)[ when someone tells you his son died and the first thing that comes out of your mouth is "Weren't you afraid to take the responsibility for someone else's child?" because "you 're just curious". (hide spoiler)]
I remember really liking this book in 2012. To be honest I don't have much confidence in 2012 me. She had just started M/M and thought pretty much anything with a plot was fantastic. Let's see how this stands up to the jaded, much more critical 2014 me. Who has read both dino and unicorn porn. My taste, obviously, have vastly improved?
Why, oh why, did I wait so long to read this story? I’m a fan of Z.A. Maxfield, and yet I allowed this to sit on my TBR until I had this opportunity to read it for review.
I can summarize my review in three words: I LOVED IT, but since I’m wordy, I’ll go on to list what I loved:
• I loved the MCs, Logan and Richard;
• I loved their age—forty-five and fifty;
• I loved Nick, Richard’s grandson;
• I loved the conflict surroundin ...more
Added plus: by some strange novelistic alchemy, Maxfield managed to make the line, "I got gay bashed," a moment of giddy triu ...more
But not just super hot and sexy...they had a lovely story. Richard is in his forties and takes care of his grandson, his sone dies in a motorcycle accident years before and Richard stepped in to care for the bo ...more
Sorry, not sorry, but I cannot stand JP Handler's narration. It's like he went to the William Shatner school of narration, plus he has a tonal quality that grates on my nerves worse than nails on a chalkboard.
DNF at 2% of the ...more
Did this story have some flaws..yes. Did I care...fuck no!
Richard and Logan are basically opposite in their beliefs on violence, war, guns and plenty of other things but after the shock of a situation they seem to find common ground and are able to work thru it. So while there was a definite story line/plot to this book there was no shortage of humor, sexin', love and a wonderful sense of family!
I would recommend this to just about anyone!
Seriously, I smiled so hard through most of the book. I LOVED that the MC's were both over 40. They aren't just starting out in life -- they have both lived and experienced life. They'v ...more
I loved the dynamics of this one, although for an older couple they pretty much read as youngsters.
Nick was the jewel in this one. He was real and loveable.
One of the best and realistic scenes for me was the school meeting, (view spoiler)[ I was pulling my hair out at the injustice of it all. Nick did exactly the right thing according to the school and yet he was given a suspension. A school boy steps up to help a class mate being bullie ...more
WARNING: This book is out of print at the moment. Cry for yourself, Argentina.
Such a heart-warming, awww inducing, HEA story. The development of the relationship between Richard and Logan felt real and honest. Every step they took, they considered the effect that it would have on Nick. I loved the chemistry between the the two male leads and how despite being pretty much total opposites, they still worked well together. I was also really taken with young Nick. He had a level of maturity about him that is probably as a result o ...more
Ms. Maxfield is a marvelous writer who can get right down to the heart of her characters. She knows them and is able to bring them to such vivid life that they take on a life their own. It was as though I wouldn't be surprised to see Logan, Richard and Nick walking down the street. These are people that I could know and cer ...more
* Easy going Richard has custody of his grandson, Nick. He's a devoted parental unit, loving, strong, and dedicated to 9 yr. old Nick, who is a really sweet boy. * Big guy Logan, has a Marine military brain, is strong, steady and caring, and sworn to defend any and all who need him. Logan can be "open" now and his big family is terrific, while Richard is out and proud, but shunned by his family. They meet on Halloween, and the attract ...more
* Easy going Richard has custody of his grandson, Nick. He's a devoted parental unit, loving, strong, and dedicated to 9 yr. old Nick, who is a really sweet boy. * Big guy Logan, has a Marine military brain, is strong, steady and caring, and sworn to defend any and all who need him. Logan can be "open" now and his big family is terrific, while Richard is out and proud, but shunned by his family. They meet on Halloween, and the ...more
This was a terrific story. There was some drama and conflict but also a couple of funny scenes that I felt helped keep it balanced. I loved that Richard and Logan were older. I thought they went well together. It felt natural that they had a few rough spots as they got to know each other and learn about their pasts and personal views.
When Logan moves to town, he's smitten with Richard and can't help falling for the guy. As a career marine, he never had the opportunity to live "out and proud" so he relishes the chance with Rich.
Super steamy and great chemistry.
Oh.My.God... Why on earth did it take me so long to read this book!! I should have read it ages ago, it is the cover.. they look like they are in there 50+ But they are not they are only on there 40's... And Sound SUPER HOT!!! unlike the cover ...LMAO See where im going it was the cover of this book that turned me away so many times!! SILLY Freaking me!!
AMAZING!! BEAUTIFUL and SEXY!
What didnt i love Nothing I LOVED it all!!!
Richard and Logan were perfect.
Family Unit, my kind of bo ...more
My favorite kind of stories have characters who come alive and live in my brain even when I am not reading about them. Z.A. Maxfield is a master at this. She writes stories with characters w ...more
45 years old Richard is an not ordinary grandfather. When he was still a confused teenager he fathered a child who he has never had the chance to raise. At the time he thought it was better for the boy, above all when he decided to be true to himself and living ...more
I disliked Cute Richard greatly...he gives liberals a bad name by being wishy washy and inconsistent. Cute Richard will hate something to the point of anathema, then two pages later after Hot Logan argues with him then dramatically exits stage left Cute Richard will then be fine with it. I cant stand thi ...more
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