Title: Yours All Along
Author: Roni Loren
My Rating: A
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series: Loving on the Edge #7.5
Main Characters: Hunter and Devon
Release Date: June 2015
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Sexual Intensity: hot
Four years after an accident tore their friendship apart, Hunter and Devon are living separate lives. Hunter is now the all-America hero—a congressman’s son and a pro pitcher in Houston preparing to marry his beauty-queen girlfriend. Devon is in Dallas running a new restaurant.
But when Hunter unexpectedly shows up in Devon’s bar, Devon can’t turn him away. Damn it if the man isn’t still gorgeous. But engaged? Hell no. All he’s doing for Devon is bringing back memories of their college-roommate days, and the night their relationship went too far. Turns out Hunter has never forgotten it either.
Now Devon can’t help but be drawn in all over again by the only guy who’s ever gotten close enough to break his heart. Maybe one more night together would be enough for both of them to finally move on. Or maybe one night will change everything…
wow...this book. I was not expecting it to be so good. In fact, I had no idea what to expect because I know Roni Loren as an m/f author and I accepted this book several months ago for review and didn't remember the story line...at all. So I was shocked (pleasantly so) when I started reading and realized that this was a male/male romance. And it was so, so, so good. And yes, it's a novella, but it definitely reads like a full-length novel. There's a lot of depth to this story.
The story starts with Devon with his fiancee, panicking while they make more and more wedding decisions. She realizes he's having issues, so she sends him to Dallas for the weekend. He also needs to choose a best man and his best friend from college is in Dallas. Devon didn't realize this because they went to college in California and he hasn't talked to Hunter since that fateful night in college when it all fell apart.
The book starts out in current time and then about 25% into the story, it flashes back to college and what happened between these two guys. Wow, I loved the way the author wrote this story...it was so rich and emotional. I would buy this book in a heartbeat in print if I could because it's easily a book that I could see reading over and over and over again. There are two stories that are part of the same overall story. There's the sweet, romantic story of the guys when they were young and idealistic in college. And then there's the story of them as adults when they've realized that everything doesn't always work out the way it's supposed to, no matter how badly you want it.
It was a gorgeous story and I loved every single second of reading it. My only complaint...I want it in print, because, yes, it was that good! I highly recommend it.
i received a complimentary copy of this book in return for an honest review.