As You Wish (Shatterproof Bond 0.5) by Isobel Starling #mm #review @isobel_starling


As You Wish

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1 wedding, 2 best men, one hell of a love story!

Declan Ramsay’s brother Oliver was marrying Annabelle Aiken at a fairy tale Castle on the banks of Loch Ness in Scotland. The bride and groom decided, so that he didn’t feel left out, Annabelle’s gay younger brother Sam Should share the best man duties with Declan.

Declan had never met the kid who was to be his joint best man.
Sam Aiken was abroad, working as an interpreter and finishing his studies. He wouldn’t meet Declan until a few days before the wedding, so the best men communicated and planned their speech by email for more than a year.

But on meeting Sam Aiken, Declan is surprised to realise the kid isn’t a kid at all, but a tall, blond and athletic young man. Declan is sure he’s straight, so he’s alarmed by the ferocious attraction he feels for Sam. And as the attraction is reciprocated, the events at Dunloch Castle change everything Declan has ever believed about himself.

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Declan is miserable, he can’t find a woman who doesn’t make him feel like he is drowning.   He is beginning to think he is incapable of loving anyone and in turn is unlovable.   Then he meets Sam and it’s like an electrical shock goes through his system. Small problem he not gay, or at least he has never been attracted to a guy before.   There is something different about Sam though, he makes everyone around him smile and want to be close to him.  Declan takes a chance and finds out that they really make a great couple, they have so much in common. Sex between them is better than any he can remember!  Gay maybe, maybe not but he definitely wants Sam!

Sam loves his sister, and tolerates his father.   After more than 2 years abroad he’s home for the wedding.   He finally meets Declan, and oh my dear he is fine.  What’s a gay man to do when a straight man is giving off signals that make a heart pound?  When Declan agrees that he would like to see where their mutual attraction could go, Sam is excited and nervous.  It worked out better than Sam could have dreamed.   But Sam should have known it was too good to be true.  He is informed that he must leave on a job for his father.  Sam is heartbroken and angry.  He must now tell the man he’s falling in love with he is leaving and doesn’t know when he will return.

I enjoyed this story, Sam is witty and humorous.  Declan can be snobby, and angry. The only thing I found that was a bit too easy was Declan’s ease with going from women to men or man in this case.

It is a good start for the next book.

4 stars

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