ebook, 284 pages
Published July 11th 2016 by Dreamspinner Press
1634773128 (ISBN13: 9781634773126)
Randall Morgan, youngest son of one of Seattle’s wealthiest families, rejected his family’s money to live free of their control and pursue his career as a photographer. To make ends meet, Randall does erotic photography and massage—a secret he keeps from his family so he can remain a part of his young niece’s life. But the price of that relationship is high, and Randall is once more slipping under his family’s thumb.
Noah Carroll is the spokesperson for the Seattle Humane Society, and the city holds a special place in his heart. When fate intervenes during a pet adoption, Noah finds himself face-to-face with his first love—Randall.
While Noah and Randall are not the teenagers they once were, the flame of a first kiss long ago draws them together. Their romance is beginning to grow, but someone is out to destroy Randall and expose all he keeps hidden.
When secrets and rumors thrust Randall into the public eye, his relationship with Noah isn’t the only thing that comes under threat.
This is a new to me author, my first Brandon Witt.
I loved the idea of the story when I read the blurb. You know, good cover, good blurb. Got me captivated.
Here's the thing with this book. It's too long and too many twist and betrayal. I don't want to give you any spoiler but it's too hard not to give a spoiler.
Randall is too weak, Noah is too easy. There's no conflict between the two heroes, because Noah told Randall that they're meant for each other since the first kiss.
Yes, I get it that Noah loved Randall for 22 years since he was 14 year old. But doesn't make sense to me about true love when you're just 14. Skip that part. They're meant to be, let it be.
Here comes Randall and his profession, so many conflict about it, and his dependable to his niece is too much. The betrayal among family is overrated IMO. I mean, come on...
I know it's parents job to humiliate your children, but dragged Randall to hell and made a family's name bad? Not so much. With a doormat mother, Randall couldn't expect much from her. Good thing is, Kayla stand for him. Kayla. The in law. Not Noah. all Noah do is being there and being a patient boyfriend and be there for Randall. It's not that's bad either, but I don't know. I think he needed to do what Kayla's did for Randall.
If only the author shortened the story about 100 pages less, and leave to the readers a chance to explore instead of too much telling, I'll probably liked the story. This book is too detail with things that don't need details, too much telling and I got bored easily.
But if you're into this kind of story, this probably 'wow' you.
It was just an okay read for me, put it down a few times, but I finished it. It's a good sign.
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