While new couple Tide and Lance spend time deepening their relationship and further introducing Lance to the joys and vagaries of being a sub, established couple Tyrone and Bran discover that they still have a thing or two to learn as well.
A new job finds Bran run off his feet, and a visit to the eye doctor leads to the discovery of a brain tumor. Bran is terrified. He strives to be the perfect sub for his beautiful master and sees the tumor as a personal failing as he tries to handle every last phone call, e-mail, and text that comes in, no matter how early or late. When Tyrone finally finds out about the tumor Bran’s been keeping a secret, he realizes he’s been taking his sub for granted, and he works to rediscover his boy and their relationship. Of course, that’s easier said than done given that Bran’s job is taking up all his time and he would rather pretend the tumor just doesn’t exist than actually deal with it.
This book is a really hard one for me to write up a review for. I actually finished the book a few weeks ago, but trying to figure out how to put into words what I thought about it is the tough part.
I really enjoyed book 1 in the series, and so I couldn’t wait to start reading this one.
First off, I loved that the author kept Tide and Lance in this story! It was great to be able to catch up with them and see as they are still learning the limits on their new relationship. I was also excited to get to know more about Bran and Tyrone because they really caught my attention in book 1.
Tide and Lance are a great couple and watching them grow in this book was great. Lance was still over-coming his fears of not being good enough for Tide. Bran is a GREAT friend to Lance. The two of them together were great to read and you could tell it was they wanted to be friends, not just felt like they had to be because of their boyfriends.
Bran — I felt so sorry for him! With everything that he has going on, and he was still trying to do everything else. It really seemed like he was completely on his own with dealing with everything.
Which brings me to Tyrone. He completely ruined this book for me. Even when you could tell that Bran was stressed and wasn’t feeling well, instead of finding out what was wrong or even showing that he cared about Bran in the slightest, he kept pushing Bran to be “perfect”. When Bran was sick because he was hungry, instead of letting him eat, Tyrone just told him to wait a few days and he could eat carbs again. And when it came to the relationship between Tyrone and Lance, it did seem like Tyrone was trying to like Lance, and to be friendly, but his inner thoughts? It showed that he doesn’t care about Lance. When Lance offered to help promote the gym, and Tyrone was thinking that he didn’t want someone like Lance wearing one of the gym shirts? Yeah totally turned me off him.
Will I keep reading this series? Probably because I do want to see what the author has in store for the future of the gym. But for this book and me personally? I just couldn’t enjoy it because of Tyrone.