Third Time's the Charm
FROM POPULAR GAY ROMANCE AUTHOR K. EVAN COLES
Book one in the Boston Seasons series
Sometimes you have to start over to get love right.
Luke Ryan’s life is too chaotic for romance, what with running his business and being the legal guardian to his ten-year-old niece, but he’s hopeful he’ll find the right man.
Trauma surgeon Finn Thomason recently relocated from Chi...more
So many feelings, I loved the way this story was built, the whole plot, absolutely fascinating.
Who could ever think you meet your love under a sidewalk awning. But Luke and Finn did.
Luke has the care of his ten-year-old niece. His love life is on hold because no guy can handle a man with a ten-year-old girl to share your time with.
The start with Finn is somewhat different. Luke is clear about his situation ...more
This is a rare find; a love story of two men who act like adults, having actual conversations about their differences and problems. Who knew?! That’s an oversimplification but this was a highly engaging story about building a relationship amidst the demands of professional careers, family and friends. There are a few instances of non and mis-communication but they aren’t used to contrive drama for the sake of drama. Ordinary human foibles create the tension and anticipation nece ...more
This story opens with a cute meeting for the men as Luke is caught in the rain without an umbrella and the men are attracted to each other from the start. The book is character and relationship focused and we see the daily lives of both men and how they try to balance a relationship with work and the demands of family.
Luke is guardian to his niece as his brother is in the military. He is devoted to her, but his schedule is demanding. He hasn’t had a lot of luck w ...more
‘Third Times the Charm’ was my first time reading this author...
...and I’m pretty sure it’s not going to be my last because at the very least be looking for the next book in this series.
Between running his computer programming company with his friends, being the primary caregiver for his 10-year-old niece with everything that raising a 10-year-old entails the last thing that Luke Ryan has tim ...more
While standing in line for coffee with his friend, Luke turns and notices the hot guy behind him and smiles. Finn smiles back, but they both hesitate and miss an opportunity to speak. Later that night, they run into each other again under Finn's friend's awning and this time when the sparks fly, they take advantage of the situation.
The mee ...more
In this one, we have Luke, who is taking care of his niece, Ella while her daddy (Luke’s brother) is deployed, or stationed in a different state. Its been a few years and the routine is working for them, even if it does put a damper on Luke’s social life. I mean, not many single men want a ready-made family. Dating is hard when you’re a single parent… I remember!
I adore Finn and Luke so much.
Finn is amazing and sweet. Their meet cute is perfection. Both times. ;) Luke is just as fabulous. His loyalty to those he holds closest is heartwarming. He sacrifices his personal life over and over until he meets Finn. Even if it takes them a couple times to get there, Third Time’s definitely the Charm.
Ps. I want more Simon!
I received a free copy of this book via Booksp ...more
I’ve never read any books by K. Evan Coles before so I was very happy to be given an ARC in return for an honest review.
Luke and his friends run a successful firm in Boston and he has custody of his niece while his brother serves overseas. Ella had been abandoned by her mother when she was young and, with her father serving in the Forces, living with her uncle was the best option.
Finn is a successful trauma surgeon who has recently moved to Boston. His ...more
Finn and luke struggle, their "real life" seems always to be getting in the way of their blossoming love, Luke is a stand-in parent for his 10 year old niece and Finn's a trauma surgeon with a crazy work schedule. They struggle to find time to be together and to find a balance in their lives and rel ...more
Finn and Luke’s story was a joy to read and I’m looking forward to more from this bunch of friends.
This story started out sweet, in fact, it was a bit too sweet and perfect and maybe just a a tad boring at first, but I’m glad I stuck with it, because the second half was much better. The first half was, I guess what you’d call the honeymoon stage of the relationship and in the second half, real life rears it’s ugly head.
I liked both Finn and Luke and I loved Luke’s devotion to his niece, Ella, but I often steer clear of books with kids and while Ella was a mostly sweet little girl, wh ...more
Coles’ style feels so easygoing and effortless. The pace and general flow of the story are excellent. There were a couple of points where things could have dragged or gone off track—not gonna lie, I hate “the big misunderstanding” as a plot device, and I was worried the story might lag there—but, Coles smoothly worked through the storyline and kept the guys heading where they needed to be. There were some bumps in their road, sur ...more
My knowledge of Boston geography is strictly from what I've read in books and see on the screen ...more
Luke is a make shift father to his his ten year old niece. His brother is in the military and has been ov ...more
Then there are the characters. Both the MCs and the side characters are deeply developed. Finn and Luke are just to die for. Both men have successful careers, content with their life. Finn is a trauma surgeon. Luke has his own business and is caretaker of his ten-year-old niece, Ella. Then suddenly the pouring rain com ...more
Well, at least it isn't a gay-4-you or a bi guy waking up to the fact that he might be gay. In this beautifully written and deceptively plotted book we have two exceedingly likable gay men who meet cute and continue to meet cute midst bumps in the road that have something to do with their life situations--and a lot to do with their inner turmoil over previous relationships gone wrong.
Emergency trauma surgeon Finn, new to Boston from his home in Chicago, meets up with tech wiz ...more
Set in Boston, Luke and Finn have a memorable meet-que, as they meet under an awning in the rain. Seriously, it's just damn sweet. And the Boston setting is well written, allowing the reader to feel the charm of the city.
I love Luke and Finn. Instantly attracted to one another, what follows is a great story of two men living their lives while ...more
What I really like about her books is the everyday life aspect of the stories. Finn and Luke first met on a Starbucks line and start to flirt without actually talking to each other, just stolen glances and smiles. They start to build a friendship, th ...more
“Third Time’s the Charm” by K. Evan Coles is the first story in the ‘Boston Seasons’ series. This gay romance features a pair of men who take their responsibilities seriously to the exclusion of pursuing a personal relationship. Each of them has past history that makes them wary of believing in the possibility of a relationship. Finding a way past the wall each has built around his heart may be almost impossible, but neither man is a stranger to working for what he believes in…they jus ...more
I loved the two main chara ...more
This story shows us real life situations. Men looking for someone to share life with. Men looking for that balance that would make life worthwhile. Men trying to cope with responsibilities at the same time looking for someone to share it with. It also shows us the doubts, insecurities, frailties tha ...more
He and Finn fall in love and are perfect for each other. However, for them to be together they both need to overcome a number of obstacles life keeps throwing their way, pesky things like work and family demands. In fact, the latter was one thing that did annoy me, I did feel that Luke's family took advantage of his good nature somewhat. ...more
Two guys trying to fit their new relationship into their busy lifes? Yup, been there.
What we don't see often, and this book has it in spades, is two MCs struggling to build a lasting connection among a host of secondary characters, witty remarks, life's curve balls and complicated emotions, all described in a way that just pulls you in with every page with humor and heartfelt emotions you feel deep down :).
I love the ...more
Luke is providing day to day care for his brother’s daughter while he is fulfilling his military duty which doesn’t leave much time for a personal life.
Finn is new to Boston and works as a trauma surgeon so with being the new guy his schedule is crazy. He is getting over a bad relationship.
I loved Finn and Luke’s story and how they met. The chemistry was hot between them when they could finally work it out bet ...more
K. lives in the northeast United States, where she complains bitterly about the winters, but truly loves the region and its diverse, tenacious and deceptively compassionate people. You’ll usually find K. nerding ...more