After divorcing the woman he'd been with since he was 17, Nick Fuller is starting over. He owns the restaurant of his dreams, and he's determined to meet new people, find new passions, and experience life to its fullest. Easier said than done - that is until he meets his new neighbor, Bryce Tanner.
Neither man has ever wanted another guy, but there's a connection between Nick and Bryce from the start - a spark they can't deny. They find themselves navigating an unfamiliar new world and dealing with unforeseen obstacles. Physical desire isn't enough, and now Nick and Bryce are at a crossroads. They have to decide which way to go: the easy path they've always followed or the one that's determined to trip them up at every turn.
Contains mature themes.
©2015 Riley Hart (P)2015 Tantor
Double GFY people! Yes! It sounds so fantastical, but it is SO WELL DONE! Riley Hart is an amazing writer and she absolutely manages to pull this off.
She spends a lot of time building the relationship (as friends) between the two guys and then showing us that with an open mind (and an open heart) the two can explore their feelings for one another physically as well as emotionally.
I loved the similar yet different reactions each man received from their families. Though Nick had only ever been with one person, his feelings for Bryce follow a similar pattern and it’s totally reasonable that his mother would think he’s jumping the gun again. It’s also fair that Bryce’s family would think his impetuosity is throwing him into another doomed to fail relationship.
But… both men are being true to their authentic selves. Just like the motorcycles, Bryce KNEW Nick was THE ONE. And just like his cooking Nick knows his own heart and has to trust it where it concerns Bryce.
The sex is OFF THE CHARTS hot! But … so is the love. These guys aren’t afraid to reach for one another emotionally and it’s so very sweet and tender.
I loved this book – gave myself a book hangover as I had to read it all in one sitting because I couldn’t put it down at 2 a.m.
I can’t recommend this enough!
Lord! The heat is SCORCHING. Sean Crisden does an absolutely perfect job with this narration! The feels, the smexy scenes, the humor… just perfect! I absolutely adored the book and the audio only makes it BETTER!
I cannot recommend this any more!
6 of 5 stars
I'm an unabashed fiction fan: mostly M/M, Romance, Erotica, Suspense, Thrillers, Action, NA/YA genres.
I'll be honest, when I first read this story I wasn't one of its scores of fans. I just didn't get all that into the story. I mean it was *okay* - but nothing I'd shout from the rooftops over, you know?
Then I got the audio. And holy WOW does Sean Crisden BRING THE HEAT.
I *LOVED* EVERY SINGLE MOMENT OF THIS AUDIO BOOK! And it all boils down to Sean Crisden.
Bravo, sir. Bravo!
When listening to this I bought their burgeoning bisexualism, Nick and Bryce's love for each other, and the ups and down of navigating not only a new relationship, but one so far outside of your previous comfort zone. I bought it all - hook, line and sinker!
And I loved it.
This was a great double GFY listen. The story is basically the journey of Nick and Bryce who are neighbors and discover through their friendship they have feelings for each other. Since both have been straight all their life, this comes as a shock to themselves, their friends and family. Some family members are supportive and some have a harder time. There is a little angst, lots of family drama, but mostly about them coming to terms with the relationship and what it means. Overall a well written, realistic story with great, engaging characters. Sean Crisden puts in a great performance and really brings the characters to life.
Great story and Sean Crisden does a great job in the narration. Although I prefer to hear dual narration, Mr. Crisden brought the voices together in a great way and I enjoyed the performance.
Loved this book so very hard. With strong, likable protagonists, and a wonderful support cast, Crossroads made for a great read.
The romance and relationship were believable, while still providing me with the perfect amount of escapism I need when reading.
Great performance by the actors.
Riley Hart has made me a fan with this book. The writing was great, the story entertaining and nicely paced. Go for it!!!
The better question is what wouldn't I change. The premise of the story left open many roads that could have been taken. As opposed to even investigating one of those roads, the author chose to go with kids discovering sex, and even those scenes were poorly written. This book is hack trash looking to fill pages.
A mystery novel to help clean this gunk out.
He has a great voice, but in this novel he sounded a bit like a 1970s porno movie. He conveyed no emotion to the characters. I did think his "little old ladies" were funny, although he made them far older then they could have been given the characters ages.
Bill and Ted from "Bill and Teds Excellent Adventures". Not the actors, the characters.
"Two straight guys?"
Overall I enjoyed it especially the family issues and the way stuff with family cropped up. Mothers seem to cause biggest issues it seems!!
"A great read"
One of the best if not the best, certainly the best gay book I have ever read
The motor bike rider. I liked all the characters but he stood out for me especially when he went to his partner's mother towards the end
Several but after my comments above I really do not want to spoil it for anyone
This is a nice steady easy listening book, gently written with an interesting story and well read. Some readers plough through with no feelings as to what is being read but this guy is very good, not too fast just with the right tempo for the story.
"Improve by Audio"
Found the story 'okay' easy reading but a trifle ridiculous, an extra star for the sex not immediately being porn-star easy though. Characters are both likeable, banter is fun, families trope overkill.
Listening to the book made the difference. Seriously made a difference. Raised it a whole two stars. This is one definitely improved on by getting audio.
"A real feel-good romantic read."
Two ultra decent seemingly hetero-sexual men discover a mutual love which overcomes family opposition and eventually blossoms into a full-blown sexual affair. Wow! The sex is pretty stand-up raunchy too. The reader is excellent and makes it spring to life. It kept me going well into the odd solitary night.
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