Reviewed by Susan65
Title: Drunk in Love
Author: Aria Grace
Series: More Than Friends #2
Heroes: Ryan and Zack
Genre: M/M Contemporary
Length: 65 Pages
Publisher: Surrendered Press
Release Date: February 24, 2014
Available at: Amazon & Barnes and Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads
Blurb: Zach and Ryan have a good thing going. After eight blissful months together, they’re both ready to take their relationship to the next level. When a romantic weekend away turns into a wild night with Zach’s ex, things change forever. An experience they thought they could handle could break them up for good.
Includes a M/M/M Scene.
So, this installment played out almost exactly how I expected, and how I wanted it too, BUT, whoa, I did not expect Zach to be the one to have the issues. The blurb mentions an ex, a wild night, and things changing, so don’t go crying that you didn’t see it coming people. I got my requisite angst and tear-jerker, but I was thrown by how it how it happened.
Steve is Zach’s ex boyfriend. An ex because his dad was sick and Steve had to move away to care for him, not because they had issues and split up. So Steve is still very friendly with Zach, and as a matter of fact, they do business together. The problem was all Zach. He didn’t communicate (typical male) to Ryan how much of a horn dog Steve was and that he didn’t trust him. So seriously, since Ryan is a newly out gay man, Zach really needed to offer him some guidance. He didn’t and they pay the price.
Instead we have three boys drinking, a lot, and an offer of a night of playing around. That’s all fine and dandy…as long you tell the truth .The truth being that Zach didn’t want it, couldn’t fathom someone touching Ryan, but he kept his mouth shut. Ryan ends up being the one heartbroken, but in my opinion it was all on Zach…and on Steve too because he carelessly broke their rules. He was a shithead.
So yeah, it was as expected but I would have enjoyed it bit more if the ending wasn’t so rushed. I needed a better explanation from Zach and I needed Ryan to put up a bit more of a fight. Yeah, yeah, yeah, they are in love and all that, but the boys settled up too easily and I needed just a little more. I’m still interested in Steve’s book though, the knucklehead, and I’m not too sure how he can redeem himself, but I am looking forward to seeing him try.
Overall Impression: I Really Liked it
*I purchased my own, personal copy of this book for review.*