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Love's Return

3.51 of 5 stars 3.51  ·  rating details  ·  117 ratings  ·  11 reviews
Dean Whitten is determined to make the best of yet another Valentine's Day spent alone. But his past comes back in a big way when the stunning specimen of manhood he admires while in line at the movies turns out to be Eric Sparks. Fifteen years ago, Eric left the country with his military family, and their budding relationship met its end. Just out of the Marine Corps, Eri ...more
ebook, 84 pages
Published July 7th 2010 by Dreamspinner Press LLC
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Sep 14, 2011 Sadonna rated it 3 of 5 stars
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This was a lovely novella about two guys who happen to meet 15 years after they were separated from each other when one went off to college and the other moved with his military family to Germany. Dean has gone off to Baylor and then to medical school and become a pediatrician while Eric has gone on to a career as a Marine. The happen to run into each other on Valentine's Day at the movie theater in NC. They have not seen each other since the summer they each confided that they were gay and had ...more
Joyfully Jay
A Joyfully Jay review.

4.25 stars

This story was sweet and wonderful and just what I wanted. I love a good lover’s reunited story, and Lane provides exactly that. These two guys had something special in the summer after high school, and fate gives them the opportunity to reconnect and start something real.

What I really liked about this story was that we got to see how both men have grown up and become comfortable in their skin. It’s been fifteen years since they’ve seen each other, and they are b
Vanessa theJeepDiva
Sexy snax indeed. Dean and Eric set the pages on fire from the very beginning. Anytime I have a read that is this short a rekindle love is honestly what works best for me. Dean and Eric shared a summer of discovery fifteen years ago. Young love, first love, going off to college, and a family moving to another continent was too much to allow them to continue their brief affair. Flash forward and a chance meeting gives them the second chance they never imagined.

Eric has just left his career as a M
Chris, the Dalek King
It has been over 15 years since Dean Whitten has last seen Eric Sparks, but when he comes across him at the movie theater, on Valentine’s Day, Dean is not surprised that the spark between them is just as hot as it was that memorable summer before Eric moved away. Eric, just freshly out of the Marine Corps, is as thrilled as Dean was to find his first love, but his life is pulling him across the country and he doesn’t know if their relationship can withstand the pressures of long-distance. Both m ...more

Why so low? Well, there was no angst, no conflict no inner turmoil or even much of a story as to what brought these two back together after 15 years with an immediate love rekindled. The sex was lukewarm as well. It the sex had been scotching, you can get away with no story but since it lacked those things, there just wasn't a story.
While I liked both guys, the entire conflict was blithely skipped over, making me regret investing in them. It's like this: Meet again. Sex. Fun. Sex. Potential conflict ahead! Bang! Fast forward X months. Overly cute HEA. The end.

No thanks.
Dean and Eric were close friends throughout high school who discovered after graduation that they wanted to be more. But their time together ended when Eric and his military family moved away and Dean went off to University. Now fifteen years later they meet again on Valentine's Day. Eric has just retired early from the Marine Corps and Dean is a pediatric doctor in a big hospital. When they meet again they realize they're still attracted to each other. Free now from the constraints of youth and ...more
Absolutley adored this book! I fell in love with Eric! I loved Dean and Eric together... but it was all Eric for me, though! Very good and very hot read! I am looking forward to reading more from this author, so I will get to it!
While I always embrace the idea of two people who used to have history to get back together again, this story is rather, uhm, conflict free -- and it makes it just on the "nice story" territory.
2,7* I would have preferred more story and less sex.
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