Book Review: Crossroads by Riley Hart

Reviewed by JustJen

25963015Title: Crossroads
Author: Riley Hart
Heroes: Bryce Tanner/Nick Fuller
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 241 Pages
Publisher: Riley Hart
Release Date: July 28, 2015
Available at: Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb:  After divorcing the woman he’d been with since he was seventeen, Nick Fuller is starting over. He owns the restaurant of his dreams and he’s determined to meet new people, find new passions, and experience life to its fullest. Easier said than done—that is until he meets his new neighbor, Bryce Tanner…

Bryce is all about a good time. He plans to show Nick how it’s done, help him meet a few women, and enjoy the gift of the single life he’s been given. But things don’t go as planned, and soon they realize they’d rather be together than with anyone else.

Neither man has ever wanted another guy, but there’s a connection between them from the start—a spark they can’t deny. They find themselves navigating an unfamiliar new world and dealing with unforeseen obstacles. Physical desire isn’t enough, and now Nick and Bryce are at a crossroads. They have to decide which way to go: the easy path they’ve always followed, or the one that’s determined to trip them up at every turn.

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Review: I don’t think I’ve ever been disappointed by a Riley Hart book. Every one has such a solid feel to it, a story to grab hold of and characters to love. This was my first double GFY story, and I was very excited to read it.

Here, we have two guys at different stages in their lives. Nick is just starting over after a divorce from the only woman he has ever been with. Bryce is living large after a medical scare, not wanting to settle down, though his family still believes he is with and will marry his best friend. They become neighbors in a duplex house and are fast friends. After a time, it is pointed out to Bryce how obvious it is that he has more than friendly feelings towards Nick. He starts questioning things and doesn’t waste any time trying to find out if this is true. Nick, on the other hand, is reluctant but also realizes he has more than friendly feelings towards Bryce.

Bryce is a hoot. He’s funny, cute, sexy and just a fun guy to be around. Once these guys decide to do some exploring with each other, things get very interesting. They start simple with kissing and experiment with each next “gay” step. This was so much fun to watch. I loved that everything didn’t always just work the first time. Unfortunately, this ends up causing some problems down the road, but watching them work through things to get there was half the fun.

Being together on their own was the easy part. The hard part was dealing with their families, so there was a bit of drama involved on both sides, though for different reasons. In the end though, these two proved it was worth the trouble and being together was the most real and important thing to them.

This was a fun, sweet, yet not always easy, story. Another solid, highly enjoyable book from Ms. Hart that I definitely recommend.

Overall Impression: I loved it

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

Categories: 4.5 Star Ratings, Book Review, JustJen's Reviews, LGBT, Published in 2015 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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