Friday, February 12, 2016

When Was the Last Time by Kelly Jensen

Title: When Was the Last Time
Author: Kelly Jensen 
My Rating: A

Genre: Contemporary Romance (m/m)
Series: -
Main Characters: Evan and Paul
Release Date: February 2016
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
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Sexual Intensity: spicy

Story Overview:
Paul Summerfield is stunned by the gentle reminder it has been over a year since he and his partner, Evan Akkerman, have made love. He vows to take Evan out for Valentine’s Day. Dinner and sex. Lots of sex. There’s only one catch—he’s supposed to be in San Francisco that week cataloging the art collection of an important new client. No problem, he’ll just change his schedule and cut his trip short by a day.

In San Francisco, Paul struggles with regrets and the fear his love is slipping away from him. Every call to Evan seems only to prove the distance between them is increasing. All this, and a key piece of his client’s catalog is caught up in customs. To keep their Valentine’s date, Paul will have to choose between the career he’s built over fifteen years and the man he’s loved for just as long.


My Review:

Romance novels are amazing for reminding the reader about that excitement and thrill that comes from first falling in love, but this isn't that book. No, this book has a much better reminder. This book is for the person who's been in love for years...as a reminder to appreciate what you have, who you have in your life. When was the last time...you kissed passionately? ...said I love you? ...appreciated the touch of a hand?

This book is all about the love that's there in your life, year after year, and how easy it is to take that for granted. That's what's happened for Paul. He has a fairly new business that's kept him crazy busy for the last few years as he's built it and traveled non-stop to make it a success. That's worked for him, but it's been at the cost of his long-term boyfriend, Evan. Paul doesn't even realize it's been over a year since they had sex since Evan mentioned it. But ever since that moment, Paul's been taking the time to realize just what a lousy partner he's been. He's taken Evan for granted and now with the threat that Evan might be unhappy with that, Paul begins to truly appreciate what he has. 

I'll admit this book really spoke to me. I've been married for 23+ years, and so much of what Paul is thinking felt SO familiar. This is an amazing book...just to remind the reader to stop, enjoy the romance in YOUR life. I thought it was phenomenal and truly enjoyed reading it. Then I went and had a nice cuddle with my hubby...because it's so easy to lose that appreciation. 

I received a complimentary copy of this book in return for an honest review. 

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