Is it better to keep some secrets locked away?
Matt thought his life was perfect, but he learns there’s no such thing when the man he planned to marry breaks his heart and leaves him holding the pieces. Needing to escape and lick his wounds, Matt heads to New England to spend time on his brother’s lobster boat. A one-night stand proves to him that empty sex does nothing to mend old hurt, and neither does running away.
So when Matt’s best friend, Luke, a firefighter, is seriously injured, Matt steps up, even if it means facing bigotry and ignorance. Luke has been hiding his feelings from Matt all their lives, and revealing them after so many years won’t make life easier for either of them. But nothing worth having ever comes easily….
So this is my second time reading it ( well, 3-4 times)
And once again I loved it.
This is a story that shows us sometimes waiting is the best medicine.
We’ve got several players, Matt and Brandon start the story,showing us that doing everything to make our partner happy is not the way to go. All the while the best friend, the guy you’ve loved and pined for is waiting, hoping, scared.
Next we’ve Matt on his journey of self, and Aric. Things are going fine until tragedy strikes. And Matt goes home to rediscover what he thought he lost.
I love this journey for these two. Matt and Luke have known each other for so long, but can’t seem to get life and destiny in line to start a life together.
And when they finally do, fireworks, dog, family, it all works. Matt and Luke the way the meld together, they ‘look’ at each other you can feel it coming off the pages. They both want Happy ever After and we GET IT!!
Three Little Words by Allison Cassatta is a second chance contemporary romance novel. Fresh off of a breakup, Matt decides he needs a change of pace, so he heads to his brother’s lobster boat. His best friend, Luke, is waiting for his return with his heart on his sleeve. When Luke gets injured in the line of duty, Matt must decide once and for all what’s most important to him.
Three Little Words had every potential element of a captivating book – being drawn back home in the midst of finding yourself, hurt and comfort, and fighting against bigotry. But, unfortunately, the pieces didn’t fit well together for me. I struggled to understand Matt’s choices and I did not appreciate the way he treated Luke in the beginning. On the other hand, Luke was a saint who brought out the best in Matt, seeing him as arguably more than he was. Matt did gain some points with me when he rushes home to care for Luke, public opinion be damned, but it was just too little too late in my view.
Because of disconnection in characters, Three Little Words just did not do it for me. However, I did enjoy Cassatt’s style, so I would definitely pick up another of her books.