Logan West's life is anything but ideal. Mindless sex, tedious business ventures, and the occasional poker game keep him occupied, but he lives for only one thing: fatherhood. Oliver, Logan's three-year-old son, is his entire world. Raising him alone, Logan finds his only joy in spending time giving Oliver the childhood he deserves. But every other weekend, he allows himself the chance to live as a man - a man with deeper desires.
Logan knows what he likes, what he wants, and what he needs. He has no interest in dating and believes there's no risk worth taking for romance, but his casual sexual escapes rarely leave him satisfied. It takes an unexpected decision from his sister, Julia, and a road trip to the small town of Harmony with his best friend, Caleb, to open Logan's eyes to new opportunities outside his programmed world. It's not what he expects, but Logan's always looking to indulge.
This novella can be listened to as the first in the Harmony series or anytime during the series. It is not a mandatory listen to enjoy the series, simply a companion book. This novella is Logan's story of how he ended up living in Harmony and right next door to the woman who would forever change his life.
©2014 Angela Graham (P)2015 Angela Graham
My overall score is actually more like a 3.75.
This is my first taste of this author, but it might not be my last. This book is nothing but an intro, a short picture of what might be ahead if you continue to the next book. It’s the ultimate cringe-worthy cliffhanger book. I don’t know how interested I am to continue to the next book, but this book got me interested enough to investigate the next one. This very short story provides foundational aspects of Logan’s current love-life and pursuits and some info on peripheral characters in his life, like his sister and his friend, Caleb.
And the narrator did a good job, enough to also make me consider continuing to the next book. But this book is not for you if you don’t like an incomplete story and practically no answers.
I must add that the sleaziness of the main character, Logan, is contributing most to my doubts about continuing the series. The other side of that is that he has some good qualities too. He appears to be a great father, mature even though he’s a sleaze when it comes to his romantic entanglements or the lack thereof, since he only pursues sex. And he’s a good businessman, honest with the women he has sex with by not leading them on, and the sleaze factor is somewhat explained, though other options, less sleazy were also an option. Finally, he seems to be considerate of his family and supportive of them.
This story is short, so, in my opinion there’s not a LOT of sex. There’s some, but they’re all pretty quick and little detail is provided. Most of the sex words center on the male parts. “Pu**y” is used only once I think, but other terms like, “moist center” or used instead. And I think there were only 3 sex scenes. One was fellatio, one was a wall quickie, one was some finger and breast play on a woman and that’s it, I think. So it’s not very erotic or sex-laden to me, especially with it being listed in erotica and, thus, being compared to other books in that genre.
The story was not common or predictable, necessarily. That’s not to say that there were any big surprises, but it wasn’t simplistic or too obvious in its direction. The dialogue was not juvenile either. There is a certain edge to the story; everything is not coming across easy or overly warm. That’s a plus in my book.
This book explains a lot of how the main characters turns out the way he does in the Harmony series, I loved it
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