Workaholic Nate Erickson is a successful real estate developer who thrives on long hours and stress. When a Los Angeles project prompts him to relocate to Santa Monica, he welcomes the change of scenery. Nate has always considered romantic entanglements trouble, but his sexy next-door neighbor isn’t easy to ignore. Which makes no sense, because Nate is straight… or so he’s always thought.
Alex Reyes is a retired professional soccer player turned West Hollywood business owner with an insatiable lust for life. He loves his family, friends, and work. But there’s one life challenge left to accomplish: coming out publicly. Respect for traditional Latino values has kept him in the closet, but Alex begins to think he and his new neighbor might help one another combat their fears. As Alex and Nate forge a strong friendship, they soon realize facing their personal demons will take more courage than either man bargained. The reward is immeasurable… if the timing is right.
(Book reviewed here originally http://kimichanexperience.com/the-right-time-right-and-wrong-series-by-lane-hayes/)
We met Alex in book one, an ex professional soccer player who now runs his own gym. He’s also a landlord and rents Nate a place as Nate works on his latest real estate deal.
Though he’s divorced from a woman, Nate is no stranger to being involved with men. In fact, it’s his past that colors his present belief that it’s “better” and surely “easier” to be involved with women. He claims his bisexuality but is reluctant to act on any male attraction. Alex works to convince him to let his other side out.
Interestingly enough, Alex isn’t out himself because he doesn’t want to let his traditional father down.
They tentatively agree to a “for right now” sexual relationship that morphs into more as time goes on. But when Alex finds out something disturbing from Nate’s past it looks like things are all over.
There were things that really worked for me:
Nate’s eventual willingness to explore his sexuality, giving it his all once his mind was made up.
Seeing the previous MCs again.
The excellent writing
The hot smexy times
The great character development
But… there were some things that didn’t work for me as well:
The drama with Nate’s college girlfriend
Not being able to see things from Alex’s POV
Not understanding exactly why Alex was still stuck in the closet
Overall, I liked it – Lane Hayes is a terrific writer after all, but didn’t love it as much as some of her other works.
3.5 of 5 stars
Michael Ferraiulo is a good narrator. He does a really nice job with the Spanish accents – which really helps to bring this story to life. He does a nice job of giving Nate a voice that seemed to match his personality. I enjoyed listening to this and it definitely increased my enjoyment of this story.
Narration 5 of 5 stars
Overall 4.25 of 5 stars
Copy Generously Provided by Publisher for Honest Review