It’s never easy to find redemption.
Carrying scars and regrets, River Darcourt avoids too much intimate contact. Among his friends, he is known as a quiet loner. Forget about love. It’s not something he will consider… until sweet, young, and tempting Morgan Hayes becomes his housemate. River closed his heart long ago, but the attraction is impossible to deny.
Morgan Hayes needs a change. He is moving out of his critical father’s home and in with his friends, including his secret/not-so-secret crush, River. Having feelings for River is a terrible idea. But what is a guy to do when the annoyingly sexy mechanic is just across the hall?
While Morgan has overcome ugliness and is ready for love, he’s just not sure River ever will be. They have both experienced pain in their lives. So Morgan dares River to take a chance, and love will either break their fractured hearts in more pieces or, just possibly, make them whole again.
(Reviewed here previously)
What a great name for a character! (ha ha) Morgan is such a sweetheart! Despite all that’s happened to him, he remains open and refreshingly honest and optimistic.
River was a bit more of a sad-sack. His life has definitely been hard and he doesn’t really deal well with any sort of adversity. Morgan definitely has his work cut out for him with River.
Of course I wanted River and Morgan to work out – River needed someone like Morgan so badly! – but, I was a bit bemused by the change of heart in River. He’s so determined to be alone then – suddenly – he’s willing to give things a try. I guess everyone has a tipping point – and faced with Morgan’s constant optimism even the most dour of people have to reconsider – right?
I was glad that River’s secrets got revealed, but I wish we’d gotten a bit more closure for River and a bit more of a solid take on where the future was headed for him and Morgan.
The smexy times were definitely hot and the feels were very sweet. It was great seeing all the other characters and while I think having read all the books in the series will help you to understand River a bit better, I think this would be fine as a stand-alone as well.
There looks like there might be more in store for this series – I’m hoping Logan’s up next – and that will make all the fans of the author and the series really happy!
While I definitely enjoyed this, it wasn’t my favorite in the series, but that’s a tough comparison – the series is just so good!
4 of 5 stars
Michael Stellman narrates this story -all the narrators for the series are different. I think it’s best when one narrator does the entire series – especially if there are characters that overlap between books. Stellman does not do anything to change the different character’s voices, so in that case it doesn’t matter. He’s easy to listen to and he’s really good at handling the emotions, timing and overall tone – but I do wish there were more character differentiation.
4 of 5 stars
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