Reviewed by Susan65
Title: Second to None
Author: Felice Stevens
Series: The Breakfast Club #3
Heroes: Marcus Feldman/Tyler Reiss
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 248 Pages
Publisher: Felice Stevens
Release Date: January 28, 2016
Available at: Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads
Blurb: Nightclub owner Marcus Feldman never met a man he didn’t love, at least for the night. Although his best friends have all found love, Marcus shuns their advice to commit to one man and settle down. His past has taught him monogamy and marriage is for fools, and Marcus is anything but a fool.
Tyler Reiss’s dream of dancing professionally is unexpectedly cut short and replaced by a different kind of love. He trades in his ballet slippers for go go boots, and spends his nights dancing at the hottest gay club in the city. Flirting with the customers for tips is easy, but resisting the dark and sexy Marcus is becoming harder to do with each passing day.
Unforeseen circumstances bring Marcus and Tyler closer and though they give in to their mutual passion, both still struggle to guard their hearts. When crises threaten, Tyler and Marcus find their strength in each other rather than falling apart. Tyler must choose to either run, or stay and fight for the life he wants, while Marcus realizes that love doesn’t mean losing himself and opens his heart, making him a better man in the end.
Review: I knew from the beginning of book one, Beyond the Surface, that I would love Marcus’ story and I was not wrong. He initially came across as a playboy, arrogant, selfish, and self-centered. It was all fun and games to Marcus, everything was his way or the highway, with nothing but one-night stands and nary a chance in hell that he would ever commit to only one man, ever. Monogamy and love was great for his friends, Julian and Zach, but you can count him out. No way, no thanks, and don’t let the door hit you in the ass on the way out.
Tyler was a little hardcore towards Marcus from the get-go, and it took a little bit for me to understand how he came to judge Marcus so harshly considering he’d just met him. Alas, Marcus has a reputation that even Ty, the newest dancer at his club, heard about almost immediately and decided he wanted no part of. Can’t blame a guy, but I still thought he pushed the envelope with the way he not only spoke to Marcus, but punched him, as well.
But all is not as it seems and Tyler has more than his fair share of issues, and one cannot find fault with the poor guy.
Marcus was bound to find the one man who would cause him to change his man-whore ways only to have that same man reject him. It was pretty amazing to watch these two dance around each other, the mistrust and lust was almost tangible. However, it was also beautiful to see Tyler learn to trust and Marcus learn to open his heart to only one man. We realize that the past shaped their lives in more ways than one and watching their love slowly unfold, to the reader and to their friends, was exactly what I was hoping for in this book, for Marcus.
I have loved every book in this series, and can’t recommend this series highly enough. All three books are well thought out, the plot lines flow seamlessly, the characters are well developed, the sex and sexual tension is off the chains, and my enjoyment was palpable.
Overall Impression: I loved it
*I received a copy of this book from the author in return for a fair and honest review.*