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The Romance Reviews (TRR) - Where He Ends and I Begin

Where He Ends and I Begin

Cardeno C.
Where He Ends and I Begin
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Publisher
The Romance Authors, LLC
Release Date
February 2015
ISBN
1615819126
Series
Book 3 of Home
Genre
Contemporary Romance, LGBTQ

SUMMARY
Aggressive, physical, and brave, Jake Owens is a small town football hero turned big city cop who passes his time with meaningless encounters believing he can't have who he really wants: Nate Richardson, his best friend since before forever. Thoughtful, quiet, and kind, Nate is a brilliant doctor who has always known who he is and has never been able to shake his crush on loyal, courageous, straight Jake.

After a passionate night together, Nate realizes Jake isn't as straight as he assumed, but he worries that what they shared was a fluke, a result of too much closeness for too long. For Jake, the question isn't how they ended up in bed together because he has always known that Nate holds his heart, it's how he'll convince Nate that he wants and needs to stay there.

Book Review by Breann (reviewer)
Aug 05, 2013   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
105 people found the following review helpful
"I understand, Nate. I get the concept of infinity. It's like the two of us, like our friendship. No end, no limit. We're forever. That's infinity, right?"

Nate and Jake have been inseparable since birth. So inseparable that they didn't know where one ended and the other began. They'd always loved each other but they've been in love since they were teenagers, unbeknownst to each other. Nate has been out since high school. Jake assumed Nate didn't feel that way towards him since Nate never made a move. Therefore, Jake kept his feelings to himself. All throughout high school, moving to New York together for college and living together as adults, they've been in love. While on vacation, the depth of their feelings for each other finally comes out.

Nate had no idea Jake was even gay, let alone in love with him. He's terrified of scaring Jake away. Jake has never been one to have relationships and is a one-night kind of guy. So, Nate assumed that that's what this would be, that Jake will get too involved and bail. There's a lot of that going here, Nate making assumptions about Jake. Most of the conflict arose from misconceptions and a lack of communication in the beginning. But, at the same time, it was understandable. If Nate was worried about scaring Jake, talking about feelings is a one-way ticket to freak-out mode.

Their story was so sweet. So, so sweet and was filled with lovey dovey syrupy drizzle. The kind that makes you sigh and go "aww". These men were just loving and thoughtful towards each other. They knew how to treat someone right. Jake said it best, "You don't know how I feel about you? I try to show you how much I care about you every day. How can you not see that?" And he's not just talking about when their relationship turned physical, but throughout their whole lives when they put the other first.

Like I said, there was some conflict in the beginning. After that? None. Everything was very easy, almost too easy. There was plenty of opportunity for some angst. But when those problems arose, there was absolutely zero drama surrounding the situation, when there should have been something, some kind of conflict because the situations here huge! Problems that could have offered up some delicious, angsty goodness. But no, everyone was happy, beautiful, perfect and completely accepting of everything all the time. By the end, the easy solutions were a little redundant and predictable. I would have liked less hearts and rainbows and more angst.

This is a very, very sweet and loving romance. An enjoyable, feel good read if you're in need of something easy, sweet and sexy.
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