Reviewed by Amber
AUTHOR: Bruce Rose
PUBLISHER: Self Published
LENGTH: 135 pages
RELEASE DATE: April 13th, 2016
Falling in love is always risky…
Shane Merrick has poured everything into his nightclub only to find himself days away from bankruptcy. Just about the last thing he needs is a blast from his past, especially one who broke his heart. Keeping his focus off his sexual urges and on his business has been easy. Until now.
Wealthy playboy Jake Lang has a lot to prove. Mainly that he can make something of himself without his father’s money. Opening a nightclub in Fairview seems just the thing, until he discovers the man he never forgot running one. Instead of competing against him, Jake has the brilliant idea of joining forces, but first he has to show Shane that he’s changed.
Will the two men be able to work together, or will old hurts and new suspicions destroy their second chance?
This was an interesting read by “new to me” author Bruce Rose. I liked a lot of things in this story. I liked reading about the business aspect of the club. I found myself pulled into the nightlife and enthralled with Jake, his ideas and personality. I love bad guys that turn good stories and this one totally hit the mark in that aspect.
What lacked for me was the connection between Shane and Jake which ultimately leads to my biggest issue, Shane. I did not care for Shane at all. He wasn’t really likeable, in my opinion, so I just wasn’t feeling the connection.
Shane is the epitome of bitter ex-lover. 10 years ago he was “used” by his then lover Jake while they were both in college. Decidedly over Jake Shane has moved on with his life. Unfortunately his business is failing and he is at the end of his rope and the last thing he needs is Jake to come storming back into his life but that is exactly what happens.
Jake’s a changed man. He grew up and realizes he wants to do some good and help Shane as much as he can. Reluctant Shane puts the breaks on all of Jakes altruistic endeavors.
Ultimately these two come together to try and mend the rift between them while trying to save Shane’s business.
This story wasn’t bad, at all. This is a talented, witty author who knows what they’re doing. Personally I just would have wanted to see/feel more from Shane and his feelings towards Jake.
Jake stole the show in this story. He gave me all the feels. There were also some great side characters who added a lot to the plot.
Overall, this one was pretty enjoyable.