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Bear It All by Deanna Wadsworth


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bear it allBlurb

Travis hired 1 Night Stand hoping for a hot encounter with a sexy older, hairy man, someone to make him feel safe and cherished, and John looks custom made to order.

After losing his partner three years ago, John needs to learn how to open his heart and live again. He thinks a one night stand in the Caribbean might be the answer, but when he sees the young, thin and much smaller Travis, he thinks the agency sent the wrong man.

Can desire overcome misunderstanding when these two bear it all? Or will both men walk away from exactly what they need and desire?



So… I like to read new authors, especially if I’m going to get a chance to meet them!  Deanna Wadsworth is scheduled to be at GRL this year so I looked into reading something by her as she’s new to me.

This was a DELIGHTFUL short little story – it takes place over 24 hours (mostly) and is so good!

In it, John, a “polar bear” (older hairy guy) requests a “date” from an online service that matches up people based on their desires and sends them on a deluxe date to meet and (probably) hook-up.  John has lost his husband – 2 years ago – and is doing his best to get over him.  He inadvertently asks for a carbon copy of his lost lover and is disappointed when he is paired with Travis instead.

Travis has requested an older, hairy guy and is PSYCHED when he meets John.  He’s broken hearted when John rejects him at first but…anger drives him to confront John and the two find “common ground”.

It’s very sweet and for being a short-story really well developed and complete.  The smexy times are hot and the feels are real and all in all I was totally impressed and will happily be looking for other works by this author!

5 of 5 stars


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