Guest Reviewed by Morgan
Title: Then Came Cal
Author: Lee Barrows
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 52 Pages
Publisher: Pride Publishing
Release Date: October 6, 2015
Available at: Amazon and Barnes & Noble
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Blurb: Sean Hutchins is having the worst day of his life…
After losing what he thought was his dream job, Sean Hutchins walks away to suddenly find not only his professional life, but also his personal life, falling apart. Seeking comfort in his best friend Cassie, the last person Sean expects to run into is Cassie’s big brother—and Sean’s long time crush—Cal.
Cal is supposed to be on vacation visiting his baby sister, not babysitting her and her best friend, Sean. And he definitely is not supposed to be staring at Sean’s hot ass. But after spending some time with the guy, Cal finds himself having confusing feelings for him.
Should Cal act on his attraction? And can Sean find a way to put back the broken pieces of his heart and his life?
Review: Sean is having a crappy day. He loses his job and his sort-of-boyfriend all in one fell swoop. When he goes to his BFF’s house, he finds that she’s hosting her super-hot-brother for the week, Cal, a guy Sean’s been crushing on for years.
At first, Cal is determined to ignore his attraction to Sean just as he has been forever, but something about the mixture of his sadness, strength and determination make him suddenly captivating and he can’t help but get involved.
This is a very short story and to me it felt like it was rushed. We get the lead up and start of what could be a very hot romance – a backstory of a crush, a shoulder to cry on, a new start in a new city… then a quick sex scene or two and a barely there HFN that left me wondering WTF?
I wasn’t sure where the relationship was by the time the story ended. It felt like they were surely going to be seeing more of each other, but the time between their first hook up and the end of the story was given in a synopsis that confused me and definitely didn’t feel satisfying at all.
So… I give the author props for the idea, the MCs and the smokin’ hot sex, but I can’t really say I liked the story as it felt unfinished and rushed at the end.
Overall Impression: It was ok
*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in return for a fair and honest review.*