The One That Got Away by Rhianne Aile and Madeleine Urban

Synopsis: David is suffering from a migraine and Trace, his best friend, is coming over to help out. A broken shoulder comes into play and Trace decides to temporarily move in with David until he he’s recuperated. David is gay and slowly realizes he’s falling for the straight Trace. However, Trace, a known womanizer, starts to have feelings for David as well.

Review: How easy those two come together! Well, admittedly, it takes a while for the guys to own up to their feelings and act on them. David is resisting since he knows Trace is straight and Trace doesn’t know how to get a handle on things. Still, it seems to me that Trace – even if he’s confused in the beginning- accepts the fact that he’s falling in love with his older friend pretty much without batting an eyelid. No angsty deliberations and eternal shilly-shallying. Really refreshing. Considering that there is no plot worth mentioning apart from the interactions between the two men the story is quite long – I’d say it’s a short novel – and still doesn’t get boring. If you like uncomplicated stories with lovable characters, a growing relationship that doesn’t start with a sex scene on page five, go for it!

Bonus: There is an unusually long excerpt available for this story. What you read there is exactly what you are getting.

Available at Dreamspinner Press

[rating: 4]

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