Earning His Trust

Alicia Nordwell
Earning His Trust
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Publisher
Dreamspinner Press
Release Date
September 2017
Genre
Contemporary Romance, LGBTQ

SUMMARY
Evin lost the only two men he ever loved. But he might get a second chance with one of them—if he's willing to take the risk.

Following the death of his husband, Evin is living in Portland and raising the infant son they had through a surrogate. Six-month-old Micah is his life, and if it means no time for activities or friendships beyond his minuscule support network, that's a sacrifice Evin is willing to make. When he suffers a burn baking teething biscuits, the last person Evin expects to encounter in the ER is Ben, his lover from college—and the man who left him without a word of explanation.

Ben knows it won't be easy to earn Evin's trust and prove he's not the same man Evin once knew, but he can't bear to watch Evin struggle to care for Micah, hurting and alone. He wants back in Evin's life, as a friend and hopefully more, but Evin's heart is fragile, and the years have changed him too.

Book Review by Merissa (reviewer)
Sep 11, 2017   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
34 people found the following review helpful
EARNING HIS TRUST tells the story of Evin. He is a single dad due to his partner being in the wrong place at the wrong time. He is having a hard time of it, and just does his best to get by from day to day. Things go wrong when he severely burns his hand, and has to go to the hospital. There he receives another shock when he is treated by his ex-boyfriend, quite literally the one who got away. Ben is also shocked when he sees Evin, and wonders what has happened in his life to make him change from how Ben remembered him. So Ben makes it his mission to reunite with Evin, only as friends if need be, but hopefully more as Ben has never stopped loving him.

This was a great second chance novel that gives a lot detail in some area, but not so much in others. There is no explanation of why Ben disappeared without a trace, apart from he didn't think it would work. There's no explanation of how Daniel died, apart from he got shot. And Evin quickly decides to let Ben in, which came as a bit of a surprise given how much he had been hurt in the past.

Still, overall, this was a very good story, that kept my attention throughout. There were no editing or grammatical errors that disrupted my reading flow. I would recommend this book.
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