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Duty & Devotion (Faith, Love & Devotion #3)

4.15  ·  Rating details ·  4,364 Ratings  ·  327 Reviews
After their happily ever after in Faith & Fidelity, Matt and Evan move forward to a new chapter of their lives -- inside the bedroom and out -- with some surprises in store for both. Evan struggles with labels and feelings even as he wants to give in to his baser desires. Matt, now the ideal househusband of Queens, New York, has his own set of struggles -- who is he no ...more
Paperback, 227 pages
Published August 5th 2010 by Loose Id, LLC (first published March 23rd 2010)
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Duty & Devotion is being rereleased via Dreamspinner Press in January. It will be available via e-book and in…more
I'm sorry Carole - I didn't see this!

Duty & Devotion is being rereleased via Dreamspinner Press in January. It will be available via e-book and in trade paperback. :)

All the books are being rereleased by DSP - F&F in October, L&L in November, D&D in January, Cherish (and a new novella, Blessed) in February and the final book in the series in May 2015.


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More of my reviews and thoughts on my blog PANTS OFF REVIEWS

All the ways I love this series, the ways are so very many. This series was just splendidly written with wonderful characters, and the overall story line is so simple and just moves and works so well. Tere Michaels is a wonderful writer and whatever she is working on next, I am so owning.

This is the third book in this wonderful series, and the sequel to Faith & Fidelity , and I am all kinds of in lov
Dec 22, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition


Someone clearly drugged me last night, tied me up, propped my eyelids open and FORCED me to read this book! That is the only explanation. There is no way, after having read book 1, would I have CHOSEN to read another book about Matt and Evan, right? *shit*…but I did…

* Evan remains an ass.
* Matt remains a pushover (though still charming).
* I passed on book 2 so I wouldn’t have to read about Jim…so there was WAY too much Jim/Griffin in this book. (I don’t dislike Jim…I just don’t care abo
Mar 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
So love this series. Great to get back to Evan and Matt and catch up with where they are in life. Yep, there are still struggles, especially for Evan, who has a problem being "out". But they get there. The part where they were discussing who would be on top or bottom to do the "real deed" was so funny. Evan was so easy to wind up and got embarrassed very easily. Loved it. Matt is great with the kids, or at least with most of them. One little Madam is not the most accepting but I think we get mor ...more
May 19, 2010 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Buggy by: D!!
Opening Line: " I think this couch just makes me horny"

What a great conclusion to this trilogy. It isn’t often that you get the story after the HEA and I really appreciated being allowed back into Evan and Matt’s relationship to see how things were working out for them. As is often the case their story which began in (Faith & Fidelity) left us with a lot of loose ends and here we are given a very complete conclusion to their romance. It was also fun to see Jim and Griffin again (Love & L
♔ Jaela ♊ Killer ⚔ QUEEN
I was originally going for a 2 star rating. The only thing that made me add an additional star was the ending and the change of Evan's behavior, which was SUPER annoying for like 90% of the book.

The other parts were OK (I guess). I liked Jim and the children. Matt was the BEST.

I don't think I'm going for the other books. These ones I read just didn't click for me.
Jan 30, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites, kindle

Let me start off with the bad thing about this book!

That it ended!!! Omg... I loooveeee Matt and Evan.. I'm like shaking right now, I just want to keep these two guys in my life, forever and ever and ever and ever!!

I dont know what it is about these two middelaged guys, who used to be straight.. I just love them so much, and I wish I could bribe the author to keep writing about them.. I dont care if its about a trip to the mall, a car ride to the beach, or just reading about them watching a mov
This story picks up, just after Matt and Evan get back together, after their breakup. Evan's having a hard time accepting his sexuality, after the loss of his wife Sherri. He finally finds happiness with Matt, but being a heterosexual for years, he finds it hard to fully come out of the closet. Being in the police force and having children don't help matters.

Matt is a fun carefree guy and takes things as they come. The complete opposite to Evan and has no problems with being gay. I love these tw
Nikyta *Miss Forgetful*
There's things I liked about this one and there's things I didn't. For one, I never really liked Evan. I thought him being a homophobe and his constant denial was kind of annoying in the first one and it kinda just carries over to the second one even though it's a tad lighter.

I did, however, love Matt. He was just as likable in this one as he was in Faith & Fidelity. He seems to like the new lifestyle he adopted when he and Evan became an official couple and I must say, I kinda like him as a
A Girl Has No Name
I loved Matt and Evan in Faith & Fidelity and I was a bit disappointed to net get much about them in the second part of the series. But Duty & Devotion was just perfect, I couldn't wait to meet this amazing couple once more and I wasn't let down.

It was never easy between Matt and Evan and even after the temporary happily ever after at the end of Faith & Fidelity, they are now facing new problems. Evan is still feeling uncomfortable being openly out; he prefers to keep their relation
Mar 20, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I laughed and I teared up during the sequel that follows Matt and Evan into their new lives as lovers and partners. Overall it feels like a realistic look with a hopeful eye toward a future of uncertainty.

My problems however, started on page one. I read Faith and Fidelity back in late 2008, probably the same day the book came out. I admit it is one of my favorite all time m/m reads and I recommend it all the time. I did not re-read it prior to reading this sequel or prior to reading Love and Lo
Mar 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: m-m

Now this was a great conclusion to this series and the HEA for Matt and Evan I was hoping for! This story starts right where their story ended in Faith & Fidelity. While Matt and Evan are together, Even is still dealing with his issues that tore them apart in book 1. Matt is trying to find his place in the family and feeling like he is Evan's deceased wife replacement.

Also in this book we see Jim (Matt's one night stand), with his new husband Griffin from Love & Loyalty. Jim and Griffin
Mar 23, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Tere Michaels is a must read author for me (among others). I’ve really enjoyed both of her previous books and Duty & Devotion is kind of a joint sequel for the two previous books. D&D focuses on Matt and Evan with some later help from visiting Jim and Griffin. The writing is as good as the other books and the characters are wonderful to revisit. Unfortunately as much as I enjoyed reading this offering, the story is choppier and lacks the same smooth effortless of previous books. Fans wil ...more
3.5 stars.

This series is my guilty pleasure along with two other series of the similar sort. They are perfect fun and have just the right amount of emotion to make it a light and yet wonderful read.

In this book, we are shown how Evan and Matt react to coming back together and coming out in the open. What I loved best about this book is the fact that the author never rushed any of the incidents, including or I should say especially Evan's coming out in the open with his sexual preferences and oth
Oct 06, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: gotta-have-it, own-it
This is the continuation of Evan and Matt's story and I just loved it. Seeing them grow and the way it's never rushed, even the sex, just building, was wonderful. Evan changed so much and even though his inner turmoil is still there, it's getting more manageable with every passing day. And Matt, who doesn't need to change as much, is able to step up and claim what he needs for his own sanity. I love these two, I want another trip to their world, even a short one, just to check in. I can't say en ...more
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And alone time at the beach! And, Evan?

Tsk, tsk...Evan, tsk. ( hehehe, I secretly love that part about him!)

This book was pure yummie hawtness!

And, I loved Griffin and Jim's camo. I loved the amount of page-time they received.

My most adored part, was Evan's jealousy and when Evan (view spoiler)with funny. On that scene I had to laugh out loud.

My least adored but likable parts were of the kids and their ever-present
Aug 10, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: m-m, e-book, favorites
Duty & Devotion is the third book in the Faith, Love & Devotion series and a revisiting of the couple of the first book: Evan and Matt.

In Faith & Fidelity, we saw widower Evan Cerelli and former manwhore Matt Haight get together as their mutual sufferings made way for friendship and then love. The road to happiness was long: full of angst and major bumps along the way, but at the end, the guy got the guy and they lived happily ever after.
But what happens after a Happily Ever After? W
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MMRG Team Bingo--13th round--Week 2

Catagory: "Best Gay Established Relatioships Romance"

Week 2

This third book of the "Faith, Love & Devotion" series resumes where HFN in book one finished (book two featured entirely different MCs).

The focus of this installment involves newly bisexual or newly gay Matt and Evan working through their issues as a couple. Some of these issues are unique because same gender attraction/ same gender relationship is a first for each and they're learning as they go.

Rissa (an M/M kinda Girl!!)
Feb 01, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: m-m
This was a great wrap-up to the it over, hmmm...I wonder!

One of my favorite things is getting to take a look in on some of my fav couples. Evan & Matt are definitely one of my favs. In this book we get to see these guys in a more 'established', stable relationship. I adored Matt as a househusband, he just seemed to fit the role perfectly. Evan was still trying to come to grips with what people outside of his little circle would think out his and Matts relationship and that cause
I've been looking forward to this book ever since I first read about Matt and Evan a year ago in Faith & Fidelity. If you recall, our protagonists went through quite a lot when we first met them. At the start of F&F, the two cops were at emotional low points in their lives, both lonely and grieving in their own ways. Then they met and slowly built a solid friendship from the commonalities between them. Soon enough, this evolved into a confusing and tenuous relationship with plenty of ang ...more
Sep 13, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: gangbang2011q1
Ok, I think I just wasn't in the right mindset to read this book and it rubbed me the wrong way because of it. First, I didn't read it immediately after reading the first two, and I think that hurt me because I'd forgotten pieces of the storyline that I then had to recall, and while I was usually sufficiently reminded of them at some point, it wasn't as soon as I wanted it to be sometimes. That's my own fault. But because of that, I think it made me feel worse about the story than I might have f ...more
Aves Raggiana
Jul 21, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is going to be a completely biased and shamelessly pandering review because I've so much fallen in love with Tere Michaels' uber-manly, endearingly messed up, muddling-through-as-best-as-they-can, Matt Haight and Evan Cerelli. Would it that guys like these actually existed!

Tere Michaels has done a masterful job of drawing complete and complex characters, men you can identify with and believe in. At turns touching and exasperating, "Duty and Devotion" is a study of how two unlikely protagoni
The third book of the series is the one that has finally made me love this series. It revolves around Evan's issues with accepting his new relationship reality, his reluctance to fall under the labels of categorising his sexuality and the problems his behaviour brings into his relationship.



the heart's desire.

To put it in lyrics, things are simple when you 're Simply Falling and there is no going back.
You show me love, you show me love
You show me everything my heart is capable of
You r
I enjoyed Duty&Devotion. The guys really grew up here. Or rather Matt had already grown up in F&F and was waiting for Evan to catch up. And he did, eventually.

It was wonderful to see Griffin&Jim too again after their HEA. They were as lovable as ever and managed to help Evan in the process of accepting himself and Matt while delighting the reader with their banter and love.

The story left me with a warm fuzzy feeling, the men were together, future looking long and bright, and most of
Sep 28, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Seeing Evan and Matt to grow and the way it's never rushed, just building slowly but truly, was wonderful. This was probably my favorite book of the series. All the build-up, angst, jealousy, hot sex and LOVE…

Jim and Griffin from book 2 were well used and well presented here.

"Their lips touched, and Evan felt his heart swell with the reality of his words, in his own life."

Dec 19, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It was good to see what happened with Evana and Matt after the end of Faith and Fidelity...I was feeling likeI needed to know more. I love this family and these two guys even if Evan is a big pain in the ass some times. Liked a lot, but must read Faith and Fidelity for this to be worht your while.
Evan Cerelli and Matt Haight with cameo by Jim Shea
It's been a little over a year and Matt and Evan have moved in together and got a bigger house. Matt stays at home and takes care of the kids and the house he's become a stay at home husband while Evan still works as a detective.

Even though things are going good between Matt and Evan they're both still struggling with their own issues. Matt struggles with feeling like he's just a replacement for Evan's dead wife and the fact that Evan was still treating their relationship like something to be as
Elisa Rolle
And with this one I completed the Faith, Love & Devotion trilogy. It’s a series that goes better book after book, but the most extraordinary thing is that already the first book was really good and so, escalating in quality meant that the third book is very high in that scale.

I probably liked better Duty & Devotion than Faith & Fidelity, since Matt and Evan were still having trouble, but their relationship was strong and steady. Never once I had the feeling that they were giving up,
May 20, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Note: The ending of Faith & Fidelity is the prologue of Duty & Devotion, something that instantly put me back in to the story and I appreciated it.

In DUTY AND DEVOTION the relationship between Evan and Matt continues with several issues to deal with. Not only is there the jealousy issue of Evan, especially when Matt’s one-night-stand shows up; Jim Shea, it also deals with Evan coming to terms with himself and Matt dealing with being the family man. Duty And Devotion is all about the emo
Emanuela ~plastic duck~
4.5 stars rounded up to 5, because I see myself re-reading this again and again (I know "re" implies that I'll read it again, but... ok, bear with me).

I'm so sad it's over. I want more more more. I am not going to write a review, I simply liked it and enjoyed it and even forgot to watch my favorite comedian on TV to finish this book. I had the greatest grudge against Evan until the 60% of the book, but then he redeemed himself, baby step after baby step. There were a few things that I found unco
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Tere Michaels unofficially began her writing career at the age of four when she learned that people got paid to write stories. It seemed the most perfect and logical job in the world and after that, her path was never in question. (The romance writer part was written in the stars—she was born on Valentine’s Day.)

It took thirty-six years of “research” and “life experience” and well… life… before he
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Other Books in the Series

Faith, Love & Devotion (6 books)
  • Faith & Fidelity (Faith, Love, & Devotion, #1)
  • Love & Loyalty  (Faith, Love, & Devotion, #2)
  • Cherish (Faith, Love, & Devotion, #4)
  • Cherish & Blessed (Faith, Love, & Devotion, #4 & #5)
  • Truth & Tenderness (Faith, Love, & Devotion, #6)

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“You broke up with me, and I spend one night with one guy who turns out to be the reason I’m even here, in domestic BLISS with your grouchy ass, and you can’t spare an evening for dinner? You are a dick.” 18 likes
“He gave Evan a glance. “Unless you want to do something else.”
“That's a line? Seriously?”
“I have to use lines now? We share a mortgage, dude. Get upstairs, take a shower, and come to bed naked. Jesus.”
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