“Can I ask you something? You don’t have to answer.”
Tristan shrugs. “Have at it.”
“Why were you taking a break? I get that your ex was a prick, but is there more to it?”
He looks down the street, across the street, and then his hand cruises through his hair as it has so often that I’ve already come to expect it when he’s nervous.
“Ian was a prick, but the rest is going to make me sound like a pussy,” he admits.
“I’ve only known you a day, and I already know nothing can make you sound like a pussy.”
He meets my gaze, and his jaw tightens. He lifts his chin and I recognize the struggle between feeling proud and worrying about looking weak. I fight that battle on a daily basis.
“I give away my heart too easily, and I end up getting hurt.”
His eyes never leave mine, and that trust, that confidence, is the sexiest thing I’ve ever seen.
“I was right. Nothing can make you sound like a pussy.” I slide my hand to the hard ridge of his jaw and lean in closer. “I’ve never given my heart away. That makes you braver than me.”
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This is book #3 in the Harborside Nights series. This book can be read as a standalone novel. Since it may contain spoilers, I recommend reading the series in order.
Tristan & Alex meet, and it is not by chance. Tristan is taking a break from men, though. He is seriously attracted to Alex, and the feeling it mutual. Will he take a chance?
Alex being just back from the military, trying to start the next part of his life goes looking for Tristan. He has heard so much about him he already knows him. After meeting him, he is convinced it was right.
This series is has such a cast of characters. They are all so amazing. This book was full of several, and it made it just like home. The story is really rich with heart, heat & fun. I was pleased with being able to laugh and cry. I cannot wait to hear about these guys in future books.
***This ARC copy was given in exchange for an honest review only.
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