Ryan's Harbor

Viki Lyn
Ryan's Harbor
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Musa Publishing
Release Date
January 2014
Book 2 of Woodland Village
Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance, LGBTQ

One-nighters and pretty women don't give Ryan that buzz it once did, but his architect certainly does, but will Martin's guilt over his brother's death split them apart?

The boys of Woodland Village are back. This time it's Drew's brother, Ryan Adams, that's going through a crisis of doubt. He's always been the guy who breezed through relationships, never getting serious with the women he dates. He doesn't know why, but one-night stands and pretty women don't seem to give him that buzz like before.

Then one night, at his brother's barbecue, he encounters Drew's assistant, Martin Pierson. Martin agrees to design Ryan's new building for his gaming company - Fantasy Arts. As they spend time together in and out of the office, their working relationship grows into friendship and something more. But Martin can't forgive himself for causing his brother's death to allow for love. Ryan wants to be Martin's safe harbor, a steadfast place where Martin can heal his heart. But can Martin put his trust in the notorious playboy of Woodland Village?

Book Review by Breann (reviewer)
Sep 18, 2013   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
185 people found the following review helpful
For Ryan, it was worth risking everything he thought he knew about himself for the one he wanted.

Ryan was lonely and found himself growing jealous of the happy couples he's surrounded by. He couldn't ever seem to find the right girl and settle down. On the outside he looked to be the player type, when really, he wanted something real like everybody else. One night at a barbeque, he finally thinks he's found it in his brother's assistant, Martin.

Martin was out and proud and wasn't going back in the closet for anybody. Not even for the one guy who could make him weak in the knees. He felt the chemistry with Ryan and enjoyed the time they spent together, but was wary of the straight guy who wanted to be with him. He tried his hardest to protect himself but eventually couldn't resist Ryan's charms. And really, who could?

I loved how much Ryan wanted Martin. He didn't care that he was a man, he just knew Martin was the one for him. It was refreshing that, in this gay-for-you romance, the entire book wasn't spent on this self-realization. There was a little drama over the issue, but mostly, Ryan just wanted to be with Martin, no matter what. And I just loved him for it.

Both Ryan and Martin have strained relationships with their parents and have experienced heartbreaking losses. They both had some demons from their past to overcome and were able to do this with each other, which brought them even closer and strengthened the bond they had already formed.

While there were some very emotional scenes in RYAN'S HARBOR, there were some very sexy ones as well. I always love reading about a first time, with the fumbling, the awkwardness and the final realization that what they're doing is pretty hot. I was not disappointed at all. These guys can heat up a Kindle.

RYAN'S HARBOR was a great follow up to the first in the series. I would have liked a little more solid ending for Ryan and Martin but, overall, this was a very heartwarming romance.
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