- Riptide Publishing
- Release Date
- April 2013
- Book 4 of Irresistible Attraction
Steve Campbell used to be a player, until a mid-life crisis opened his eyes to his long-repressed love for Connor, his soon-to-be-married best friend and business partner. Coming out at thirty-eight means learning how to date all over again, and this time, Steve's not willing to settle for empty one-night stands. He wants the real thing.
Gil Alvarez has never had it easy, struggling through childhood and rejected by his family for a body that didn't match who he was inside. A skilled driver and mechanic, he's working hard to make his auto shop a success. The last thing he needs is a rich white guy in a candy-apple-red Ferrari tempting him, but Steve's ready smile and easygoing manner prove irresistible.
One brief, intimate encounter leaves them both hungry for more. Gil's not ashamed of who he is, but he's terrified that Steve will reject him—or worse—when he discovers what Gil can't find the courage to tell him.
May 13, 2013
155 people found the following review helpful
Cat Grant's treatment of the subject matter in this book is done with great of finesse and loving care. I can't say more without giving away the best part of this story's journey between Steve and Gil. And it will surprise you.
In this fourth story with Steve, he's finally out and proud at age 38. In the past stories Steve has been the character I would have loved to slap upside the head. He's the guy we all know that doesn't necessarily have bad intentions but just doesn't always realize how his thoughts and actions are going to be taken by others. In this story he truly redeems himself for me.
Gil has given up on love. His past experiences tell him that it's not worth the hurt to even try dating. He has his some of his family that still love him,and exotic auto repair shop and it's going to have to be enough for him. It's just chance that he'd meet Steve in the parking lot when Steve's Ferrari won't start.
What follows is a journey of discovery for Steve that sometimes it not all about the sex, that the buildup to a relationship is worth the ride. Gil learns to look past his fears and that a life with Steve is enough for him to chance rejection one more time.
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