Loveland, Colorado is a special place, a community of creativity and art, with scenic views and majestic mountains. The city brought Lucky and Jack together, but staying that way will take more than cold-air kisses and sweet valentines.~
Jack Canon should be over-the-top happy. He has a job that makes him proud, students who make him laugh, a studio that brings out his creativity, and a man who treats him like he walks on water. But shadows from his past keep coming between him and the joy that should fill his heart. Jack needs to reconcile some bitter loose ends, before he can move forward.
Lucky Roberts is in love—hook, line, and kitchen sink. He wants to shout his feelings to the rooftops and scatter little handmade valentines all over the world. He thinks he’s okay with not being perfect, and knows Jack isn’t perfect either. But when his own past rears its ugly head, Lucky discovers that old habits die hard. Maybe opening his heart to Jack won’t be enough— maybe he just isn’t enough.
Jack and Lucky risk getting caught in limbo between the past and present if they don’t have the strength to share the skeletons in their closets. To move forward together, they have to find the courage to look back…together.
In book one our two MCs had a very solid HFN. They still hadn’t really committed to one another, and had really only scratched the surface of their desires for one another, but things were looking good.
Now, Jack and Lucky are exploring what it means to be a couple and that means learning some stuff about each other that isn’t necessarily “pretty”.
K-Lee Klein does a good job of delving deeper into these guys as characters – fleshing them out and giving this sequel a bit more “teeth”.
While I don’t like it when our MCs relationship ends up in turmoil in a sequel, I can understand that since book one was pretty “light” there needed to be some angst to give any real weight to this story.
Some of the drama seemed a bit OTT – Jack’s sisters were totally obnoxious – but I appreciated the fact that Jack owned his own role in their behavior.
Lucky still stands out as being an amazingly adorable guy and if anything I wish Jack would have shown more appreciation and love to him – he’s just so damned cute!
If you enjoyed book one you’ll want to read this, I don’t think it makes a good standalone.
3.75 (rounded to 4) of 5 stars
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