Kelly Brooks Montes is only nineteen years old and just starting college in New York City when tragedy strikes, and he becomes a single dad to his toddler brother. Four years later, Kelly and his baby brother, Jaylen, are doing well, though Kelly leads a double life to make ends meet. He’s a high-level administrative assistant by day and a racy go-go boy by night. Between raising his brother, dancing, and trying not to run afoul of his new boss, Kelly doesn’t have time for a boyfriend. Even if he did want a man in his life, a past trauma makes him question whether he can ever trust a man with his body or his heart. But then Kelly receives an unexpected but steamy birthday kiss from his boss, a man he was sure hated him, and he begins to wish for things he knows he shouldn’t.
Andrew Whitman knew from the moment he held Kelly’s hand that the man was special, and it both annoyed and terrified him. Kelly makes him feel a little out of control and Drew is a highly controlled man. He has to be to keep his sexuality a secret from his father, a conservative politician. And he is OK with that. He has a perfectly good, mutually beneficial, life plan with his best friend, Lex. A long time ago, he’d made his peace with the fact that he’d never find a man worth turning his life upside down for. Then he ends up with his capable and gorgeous assistant under him on top of his desk, and his life plans change. Drew can’t seem to get out of his own way when it comes to the quiet, sexy, and surprising single dad, but he can’t stop himself from falling for Kelly and his sweet baby brother. And just when it seems that Kelly has worked through his past hurts enough to let Drew into his body and his heart, manipulative family and words unspoken threaten to tear them apart. But after getting a taste of a life he never thought he could have, Drew won’t let anything tear his fledgling family apart
Oh wow. Kelly is so perfect. He took responsibility for his baby brother at nineteen, works two jobs (he loves both of them) and is an excellent employee. But for all that too good to be true perfection I found myself liking Kelly and very much drawn to him. He is an extraordinary character. I’ll mention there is a trigger warning of rape in Kelly’s past. It took me a little longer to warm up to Andrew. He seemed a bit too cold and uptight at first but that was just hiding insecurity because he hadn’t felt this way before. I really liked the sensitive way the author has handled their growing relationship. They both have issues to overcome and in the early stages of their relationship Kelly’s are more prominent. For Drew it is his hesitancy in facing difficult personal situations that cause problems for them both. The secondary characters are also solid characters and in some cases integral to the story. This is such a wonderful genuine romance that I loved every moment of it. Londra Laine is an author to look out for and wholeheartedly recommend Forever with You.
5 of stars out of 5