Author: Cat Grant
My Rating: B+
My Rating: B+
Genre: Contemporary Romance (m/m)
Series: Irresistible Attraction #3
Main Characters: Connor and Wes
Release Date: December 2012
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
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Sexual Intensity: spicy
Story Overview:A Sequel to Priceless
How can you plan for the future when escaping the past seems impossible?
After over a year together, Connor Morrison and Wes Martin decide to tie the knot. But an ethics complaint regarding their deeply non-traditional relationship threatens Connor’s job and Wes’s Ph.D. The fact that Connor tried to keep it from Wes—even with the best of intentions—makes the situation even worse and casts a pall over their plans for a Christmas wedding in New York.
It doesn’t help that Connor still treats Wes like glass, though Wes insists he’s recovered from the brutal assault he suffered a year and a half earlier. Wes may be okay, but Connor isn’t. Memories of taking a battered, terrified Wes to the emergency room that night still haunt him, and he can’t let go of the need to protect Wes from any and everything life might throw at him.
But Wes has had enough. Between the specter of the ethics complaint and Connor’s overprotectiveness, he’s already beginning to question their plans. Add in a family ashamed of and angered by his choices, and Wes might just leave Connor standing at the altar.
I read Priceless (and loved it) about a month ago, although I didn't put the review up until this morning so I was really excited when I heard that there was going to be a follow-up book for Wes and Connor.
There were things that happened in the first book which have left mental scars on both these guys. Wes was turning tricks and one of his john's almost killed him. Wes has been seeing a therapist, but Connor hasn't. Neither of these guys really thought through how that event affected him too. Now the guys are on the cusp of their marriage and everything has been thrown into chaos. Someone has reported them to the college (Connor was a prof, Wes a student). Although the college has known about their relationship for the last year, suddenly someone is threatening to go to the media and the college has had to take action. Connor's suspended while Wes's graduate work looks incredibly iffy. Lots of stress on top of the other stresses on them which have strained their relationship.
I liked this novella. Relationships, even Happily Ever After ones, take work. It's a constant give and take and I liked getting to watch these two work through this. They were amazing, likable characters in the first book and I love them even more now. I highly recommend this series!
I received a complimentary copy of this book in return for an honest review.