Book Review: Never Too Early: Full Circle by Chris Owen and Tory Temple

Reviewed by Susan65

25391222Title: Never Too Early: Full Circle
Authors: Chris Owen and Tory Temple
Series: Never Too Early #3
Heroes: Jake/Tor/Chance/Tucker
Genre: MMMM Contemporary
Length: 223 Pages
Publisher: Torquere Press
Release Date: November 25, 2015
Available at:  Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: In the final book of the Never Too Early series, cowboys Jake and Tor and firefighters Chance and Tucker have more on their plates than they bargained for. What started out as friendship has developed into strong feelings, and the couples continue to grow and learn about each other. However, adding two and two is more than a simple math problem. Words and emotions can be a dangerous mix, as the four men discover, and jealousy and miscommunication threaten what they’ve built together.

When two of the four unexpectedly connect, it sends all of them reeling. Pride is bruised and feelings are wounded, although they try desperately to hold themselves together in order to navigate this new territory. The physical distance between them all is both a blessing and a curse. When one of them reveals something that can’t be taken back, it threatens the relationships of all four men. How do two separate couples blend themselves to become one unit? The doubts and fears threaten to overwhelm them all, and no one will emerge unscathed.

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Review: What a complete and total mind fuck this series, and especially this book, was for me. I loved the story, the hurt feelings, the confusion and mixed emotions, and especially the fact that it was Tor and Jake, and Chance and Tucker; four of my all-time favorite characters from other books. It was everything I loved in my MM romance novels, but yet it still bothered me so much that I tried to think of them as different people, especially Jake and Tor. I needed to do this so that my heart could remain protected and Jake and Tor could stay locked up at their monogamous ranch in Arkansas. Realistic? No, but I just couldn’t help it. And that, my friends, is the sign of amazing storytellers who have me so completely vested in these characters that I felt the need to protect them at all costs and couldn’t stand the idea of them getting hurt.

I wondered how I would feel if Jake and Tor were not two of the main characters, and if I would have felt completely different had the couple been someone else. I think the answer to that is, yes. I struggled heavily with these guys being in an open or polyamory relationship because of their history. Maybe that history is why the authors chose them? I don’t know, but I will say that I actually spoke to friends of mine who are a committed couple in an open relationship and I was told that yes, what I read is completely possible and that they knew others who were living it. Maybe it’s a gay thing, or maybe my tiny brain is just too completely biased, but even after that enlightening conversation, I still struggled with the idea of being in love with two people at the same time.

So, I guess if you are reading this then you have already read the first two books, and you know what’s going on. We left book two with Jake and Chance getting a lot closer and we knew things were going to change permanently in this last installment. And they do, and I am still not sure how I feel about that. I completely understand Tucker’s misgivings because I am right there with him. This book, this series ends here and it ends where it began (hence the title), but I am still floating out of my mind trying to accept this new reality. It was a happy ending and all of our boys are in a good place, so I will have to put my own issues aside and pretend it ended as an elaborate and sexy dream with Jake and Tor home in Arkansas, and Chance and Tucker putting out fires in California. No, lol, I’m just kidding..sort of….but, if the guys are happy than I am happy and will just have to get over myself.

Overall Impression: I really liked it

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

 

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