I really enjoy the angle this took, how it was about a thief and the FBI agent that chased him. I also thought the setting added an interesting spin,I really enjoy the angle this took, how it was about a thief and the FBI agent that chased him. I also thought the setting added an interesting spin, that it was set 10 years after they had spent a night together. We didn't get to see the chase or the seduction, but we saw how it affected them in the long run. This was surprisingly romantic, even though Robert Cuffe was a man of few words, and they mostly just ran around helping Noel's neighbours, but you could still feel how much they cared about each other, despite their strange history. It was such an unexpected connection, but neither of them could deny it. And in the end, when they finally came together, it was so tender. I wish there were more to this story. ...more
I am really starting to enjoy coming of age/coming out stories. They are so sweet and innocent. I really loved Lucas. He was so vulnerable in the begiI am really starting to enjoy coming of age/coming out stories. They are so sweet and innocent. I really loved Lucas. He was so vulnerable in the beginning. The kind of person who would have been picked on even if he wasn't gay, just because he was so small and socially awkward. Its really hard to believe how cruel kids can be sometimes. I really hated seeing the things Lucas' classmates did to him. It really wasn't fair. Just because he didn't defend himself and he had a passion for music? Ridiculous. He was such a great person, if they only would have given him a chance. He was smart, and he respected and loved his parents, was an honest and loyal friend to Alex and Trish. And despite all the mistreatment, he admired and loved his brother. I am so glad that he was able to get past it all in the end.
I really enjoyed how the book focused a lot more on Lucas' journey, than on a romance. It was still very romantic, but it took almost half the book before we even knew who the romantic interest was going to be. I really did not enjoy that parts with Donovan though. He was such a jerk and the parts with him and Lucas together made me uncomfortable. I feel bad that Lucas didn't see the situation clearly sooner, but at least he dumped his ass eventually. He may have had some good intentions, he seemed like a decent friend to Trish, but mostly he was just selfish. Alex on the other hand was amazing. He confused me sometimes and I had trouble trying to figure out his motives. In the end I had to settle on the fact that he is just the greatest person ever. Its that simple.
And of course I loved Zach. He was big and muscly and hot, but at the same time he was so deep and sensitive and he had a soul that matched Lucas'. No one else would have been able to understand Lucas the way Zach did, to anticipate his needs and fears and insecurities. Despite everything, Lucas is still only 17, and with that comes common teenage insecurities about sex and body image. And Zach was so patient and reassuring. You know he would wait forever for Lucas, because as much as Lucas needs him, he needs Lucas too. The poetry he wrote for Lucas was so intense, even more so because he wrote it before approaching Lucas and really getting to know him. He needed Lucas' passion and honesty and goodness. You could really see how broken Zach was after they fought and he thought that he had lost Lucas forever. Somehow, despite everything he has been put through by others, and the fact that he is so quiet and mostly isolated, Lucas still seems like a light. There was a brightness in him. And no one saw that more than Zach....more
This was another really cute story by Eli Easton. Hank was a real mystery. I was trying to figure him out right along with Sloane. It was a fun journeThis was another really cute story by Eli Easton. Hank was a real mystery. I was trying to figure him out right along with Sloane. It was a fun journey. It took longer than I would have expected, but it really paid off in the end. I was surprised by the sex scene at the end. It was hot, but it felt too soon. But I enjoyed it, and Sloane is just so adorable. I loved him. He was a hot little top....more