I was really looking forward to seeing more of Ryan and Zach as I grew to like them both so much while reading More Than Friends. This sequel did not disappoint.
Zach and Ryan have been together for several months now, both deliriously happy and deeply in love; they are each looking forward to a future together despite Ryan’s insecurities. Although Zach is wonderful to him and their sex life is amazing, he has yet to confess his love to Ryan or ask him to move in. These insecurities only intensify when he learns that Zach is still in touch with his ex-boyfriend, Steve. Zach has assured Ryan that they share a working relationship only, but Ryan can’t help feeling jealous and unsure. When Zach asks Ryan to accompany him on a business trip to Portland, he is both excited and terrified, knowing that Steve will be there as well.
Thoughts of Zach’s ex disappear from Ryan’s mind though when Zach surprises him with some very special gifts, a key to his apartment and a declaration of his love. But just as all of Ryan’s dreams seem to be coming true, Steve makes an appearance, introducing himself to Ryan while he waits for Zach to join him for lunch. Not wanting to be rude, he reluctantly accepts Steve’s invitation for them to join him that evening for dinner.
Although the evening starts out a little awkward for the couple, some alcohol consumption lightens the mood soon enough. It also lowers Ryan’s inhibitions and when Steve suggests that they enjoy a threesome, Ryan’s curiosity and arousal get the best of him. Zach reluctantly agrees, realizing that it would be unfair of him to deny Ryan an experience that he has enjoyed himself before they were together. Rules are established and promises are made but in the heat of the moment, those promises are broken. Will this experience break this couple for good or will they somehow find a way to forgive?
The author did an excellent and I mean excellent job in creating these two characters. Drunk in Love is full of emotion, heat, and heartache. This author has a remarkable talent for portraying honest and realistic characters that have natural human responses to every situation that they find themselves in. The sex scenes are brilliantly depicted, very hot yet ripe with feeling, as are the non-romantic scenes. Ms. Grace has made her way to the top of my favorite authors list!
A well-written, fast-paced read, Drunk in Love warmed my heart and then broke it...and then warmed it again…
Although I’m still pissed at Steve for the part that he played in this story, I have to admit that I’m anxious to learn more about him in the next installment in the series.