Book Review: Never Too Early: The Beginning by Chris Owen and Tory Temple

Reviewed by Susan65

1Title: Never Too Early: The Beginning
Authors: Chris Owen and Tory Temple
Heroes: Chancellor Shanahan/Tucker McBride and Jake/Tor
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 147 Pages
Publisher: Torquere Press
Release Date: November 4, 22014
Available at: Torquere Press and Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: Firefighters Chancellor Shanahan and Tucker McBride have been together for years. They’ve been through the rough patches and come out the other side, although shift work, misunderstandings, and stubborn personalities can make things interesting. Chance knows that he and Tucker love each other, however, and neither of them have any interest in other people. So what happens when they meet another couple with a similar relationship? An unlikely friendship could take a possible turn.

Jake and Tor are a pair of cowboys who have weathered the storms of a decade together and have finally settled into their lives. They have a ranch, they have family, and they have each other. A rare vacation leads to a friendship, which leads to questions and a revival of long finished conversations. Is moving forward also a step back in time to issues they’ve already put to rest?


Review: It is no surprise to many people that Bareback is my all time favorite MM book. Jake and Tor have owned a piece of my heart for years now, so finding out they were starring in a new series just sent me soaring.

But finding out they were sharing that role with Chance and Tucker from another beloved series gave me serious pause. My instant thought was “oh no, this is going to kill Jake”, but I don’t feel that way anymore. Especially with that ending…holy smokes the next book is going to rock my world.

This book was all about friendship building and two couples forging a bond that neither knew they were needing and craving. Watching the goofy antics between Tor and Tuck made me smile…such goofballs. And Jake and Chance? They took awhile to warm up, both have fears, but their friendship seemed to be on a much deeper level.

I was super happy that both couples were open and honest with their respective partners. There was no lying, sneaking around, or anything that could be misconstrued as cheating. But what’s going to happen moving forward is anyone’s guess, and I can’t wait.

The sex between the two cowboys and the two firemen was off the charts, as expected, but the love they have for each other was tangible and solid. I have no fears moving forward.

Overall Impression: I loved it!

*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in return for a fair and honest review.*


Categories: 4.5 Star Ratings, Book Review, LGBT, Published in 2014, Susan65's Reviews | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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