Successful owner of an upscale boutique in fabulous West Hollywood, Brandon Good swears by his personal edict to “live in the present.” After a bad breakup, he agrees to dog-sit to keep his mind off his ex. Never did he expect the dog to belong to a man from his past, the only man to ever truly break his heart.
When Jake Westley relocates to join the WeHo fire department, the last thing he anticipates is reuniting with his secret high school love. Thrilled with the prospect of reconnecting with Bran, Jake feels no guilt in using his charming old dog as an unwitting matchmaker. As he and Bran rekindle their friendship, it becomes clear the intense attraction they once felt is stronger than ever. But as hard as they try to leave the past behind, painful memories resurface. Bran will have to confront his fears and consider the possibility that the man he swore was absolutely the wrong one might be perfect after all.
Second book in the series. I would say you could do these as stand alone. I went ahead and purchased the first audio and listen to it before starting in on this. Simply because I enjoyed the book(s) and wanted to get reacquainted with everyone.
Problem is I forgot how much I didn’t enjoy Brandon, as a person. And in audio form he came over so much more whiny than he did in book, I found myself rolling my eyes way too often. I get and understood the walls he had to build because of his birth, past etc. And the fake persona that goes with that, the insecurity that does as well. But this whole me, I, instead of how does that make other ppl feel was tiring.
On the flip side, I simple loved Jake, the fact that he was able (with help) get himself sorted out. Accept the help. thrive off said help. But still be humble.
And of course in the end, was able to so Brandon, he is worth the bother, heartache and joy.
The narrator does a wonderful job capturing all the voices, from the deep of Jake to the Latin of the friends.