Rating: 4 Cups
Micah Ferguson is hiding a big secret from his family: he is gay. His latest boyfriend leaves him in the middle of a European vacation. His boyfriend wanted to tell the world about the two of them, but Micah is unwilling to take that step.
Dune Bellamy’s most recent boyfriend, who is really one in a long line of bed buddies, has just dumped him. Dune is unwilling to invest more of himself in any relationship. His only venture into love cost him dearly, and he is reluctant to take another chance.
Micah and Dune have been best friends for years, and they begin a new chapter in their relationship when they decide to date. Dune’s past love has returned, and despite the pain experienced before, he wants Dune. Micah and Dune must decide if what they have is true love and if it can survive the outside pressure of friends and family, or if they are better off as friends.
Jenna Jones conveys with words the anguish experienced by both Micah and Dune. I love how she builds a relationship out of long-time love and not out of love at first sight. Micah is a wonderful and confused man who is learning to stand on his own feet and be an adult. His angst is so real that one moment I wanted to slug him and the next to hug him. The author does an outstanding job of exploring the things that family can do to each other and how these actions impact everyone involved.
Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance