A Little Complicated, By Kade Boehme

**This book contains Male Male Relations**
Ryan Borja met the guy of his dreams in college. Brady Novak was kind, responsible and easy on the eyes. Yeah, the guy had a kid but Ryan loved her too. What could go wrong? Well, Ryan’s sister Ellie, that’s what. Ellie is a flighty, love-em-and-leave-em kinda girl with a big heart who doesn’t realize she dated the guy Ryan had fantasized about. But, like all of Ellie’s other relationships, this one ended within two months, just in time to send Brady running off to take a job in Phoenix, taking Ryan’s heart with him.

Ryan never thought he’d see Brady again until eight years later Ryan’s sister blindsides him by announcing that not only is Brady back in Atlanta but she’d asked him out on a date. And he’d accepted. As if that wasn’t enough to send Ryan on a tailspin, a neighborhood girl brings him face to face with Brady in an unexpected way.

Brady can’t believe when he sees Ryan again. He assumed Ryan had moved on from Atlanta, like he’d always said he would. But Brady hasn’t forgotten his cute, nerdy friend and wants nothing more than to have a chance to try the relationship they never got to have all those years ago, but convincing Ryan that he hadn’t slept with Ellie proves difficult. Ryan is still hurt over the way they left things and makes it an uphill battle, but Brady has waited too long. He’ll damn well give a good go of trying to get his man and with the help of his precocious teenage daughter and a little help from friends they may just get their Happily Ever After.

(Novella, 27k words)
Everyone always wonders what would happen if you ran into your first love again, and in this book, we are able to see Ryan and Brady finding each other again.  Usually I do enjoy the “find again” stories, and while this one was really good there were some parts of it that bothered me.
First off, I didn’t like the daughter, at all.  Had nothing to do with her personally but the things that came out of her mouth?  If I said even half of that at her age, my mama would have flipped.  So that part wasn’t realistic at all.  Usually I wouldn’t really mention anything about it, but whenever she would talk I was in shock and I felt like it took a lot from the story.
I didn’t really understand the back and forth between Ryan and Brady, but on the other hand, I did like the back and forth between them.  It was very interesting to follow their relationship, and them trying to resist the feelings that they feel towards each other.  The character development for the men could have been a little bit better in my opinion, but it didn’t take away from the story.
Overall, I still enjoyed the story and I will be sure to check out more from the author in the future.