Reviewed by Susan65
Title: First Time, Forever
Author: KC Burn
Heroes: Derrick and Trevor
Genre: M/M Contemporary
Length: 24,000 Words
Publisher: Carina Press
Release Date: March 19, 2012
Available at: Carina Press, Amazon, All Romance eBooks & Barnes and Noble
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Blurb: Derrick and Trevor used to have an incredibly passionate relationship, full of spontaneity and sizzle. Now that their son is off to college, they want to put their days of routine, vanilla sex behind them and bring back some of that spark.
Realizing that they’re empty-nesters, Trevor begins to notice their age difference. He suddenly feels old and unsure of himself, and isn’t confident Derrick still desires him. When Trevor decides to keep his health issues and gray hairs down there to himself, Derrick is hurt by his partner’s secretive behavior and thinks Trevor must be having an affair.
Nothing could be further from the truth, but Trevor doesn’t know how to communicate his fears to his partner. He desperately wants to reconnect with Derrick and rev up their sex life, but will it be enough to reclaim their marital bliss?
I must be on a kick for older characters lately because the last couple books I’ve read have had at least one main character who was age 40 or older. I know I haven’t intentionally looked for them, but in this case I am so glad I did. If for no other reason, than the one scene with Derrick, the couch, and the peacock feather…that scene alone made this book four stars.
So, what we have here are empty-nesters. Sounds weird since Derrick is only 35, but Trevor was a single dad with an eleven year old son when they started dating. Trevor is now forty years old and going through a serious midlife crisis. OMG, when he found a little patch a gray hair on his balls you would have thought the world had come to an end. If the resulting waxing, and complication, didn’t bring about the communication failure that nearly ruined their relationship, it would have been hilarious.
That’s what I liked about this one. It seemed realistic and I know a lack of communication and the self consciousness of growing older (finding gray hairs, wrinkles etc…) is devastating and takes a toll, especially when you have a younger spouse. But Trevor allowed his insecurity to convince Derrick he wasn’t interested in him anymore. That’s just sad. Especially the dinner that ended up in the trash…that was heartbreaking to me.
Derrick is a great guy. He loves Trevor and finds him gorgeous. The five year age different is not a factor now and has never been a factor, so he is completely confused as to why Trevor rebuffs his every advance and won’t have sex with him anymore.
But hold the phone people, because Derrick comes up with an idea to get his man back and it is one of the hottest scenes I’ve ever read. I will not give it away, but suffice to say, it make this entire story worthwhile and worth the heartache that Trevor unintentionally caused. As I said above, it involved a couch and a peacock feather, and it was so hot it singed the pages right off my Nook.
Highly recommend this novella for that scene alone, but the rest of the story is filled with humor, love and a bit of angst. Trevor’s and Derrick’s story was really a surprise hit for me and I think you will like it too.
Overall Impression: I really liked it
*I purchased my own, personal copy of this book for review.*