Workaholic Nate Erickson is a successful real estate developer who thrives on long hours and stress. When a Los Angeles project prompts him to relocate to Santa Monica, he welcomes the change of scenery. Nate has always considered romantic entanglements trouble, but his sexy next-door neighbor isn’t easy to ignore. Which makes no sense, because Nate is straight… or so he’s always thought.
Alex Reyes is a retired professional soccer player turned West Hollywood business owner with an insatiable lust for life. He loves his family, friends, and work. But there’s one life challenge left to accomplish: coming out publicly. Respect for traditional Latino values has kept him in the closet, but Alex begins to think he and his new neighbor might help one another combat their fears. As Alex and Nate forge a strong friendship, they soon realize facing their personal demons will take more courage than either man bargained. The reward is immeasurable… if the timing is right.
Third in the series and I did all three back to back. Probably not necessary, but one and three have some over lap because Alex appears in one to understand completely it would help. Plus one is a fabulous story! Nate has a small part in book two, but in my opinion we get that exchange.
These two are so smoking together. I just adore them! Alex for the most part where’s his problems on his sleeves, everybody knows. He’s gay, his father refuses to acknowledged it and he has not formally come out. Nate on the other hand, has so many issues. The biggest one being he doesn’t talk about his feelings. And hasn’t. He’s been caring around two huge secrets for years,and now last summer adds another.
As the project that brings Nate to the city goes long, these two start out as friends, learning each other, then start dating but they don’t tell. And as they learn and date so do we. And it’s brilliant. The fun runs, the eating, the clubbing, the music, and the learning of the bodies. All done, slow, and perfect.
Out of the three couples, these two are my favorite. And they deserve the HEA they fought so hard for.
Narrator once again pulled it off, just perfect.
Over all 5