Can you ever have a second first time?
Josh Carver thinks it’s just another lunch with his best friend, Michael—until Michael confesses he just turned down a date with his hot veterinarian crush. It seems Michael’s abusive ex left him more scarred than Josh realized.
Josh and his husband, Ian, have done their best to help Michael leave his horrific past behind, but even Josh is stunned when Ian suggests that Josh help Michael with his fear of physical intimacy. After all, it isn’t like it would be the first time—Josh and Michael were once each other’s firsts.
A hesitant first kiss, and Josh and Michael’s natural attraction eases the way. But with Michael still balking at the prospect of sex with someone new, Ian steps into the breach.
Everything is fine and dandy until emotions become so entangled, their friendship—and a marriage—could be at risk.
This author is hit and miss for me, but I loved the premise of the story so gave it a go.
Michael and Josh have been friends for forever and while I never did understand how Michael and husband Ian could stand by and watch his best friend stay in a relationship that was so bad, I guess all you can be is supportive.
Which is what he is being now. Michael has been in therapy for a while and he feels he’s healing, sexually he needs help. Josh tells Ian and Ian makes the ultimate relationship sacrifice.
So these three together, of course are hawt, but it’s much more than that. The way they think, feel, react to each other. Across the dinner table,hot tub and bedroom. How the animals react to them. All makes for a powerful story about healing and bonding and taking a relationship to a deeper level.