Reviewed by Susan65
Title: What Lies Between Us
Author: Felice Stevens
Series: The Breakfast Club #3.5
Heroes: Sam Stein/Zach Cohen
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 78 Pages
Publisher: Felice Stevens
Release Date: February 14, 2016
Available at: Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads
Blurb: Now that he’s living with Sam Stein, Zach Cohen is finally ready to move on from his unhappy past. His days are filled with wedding preparations, yet he still finds time to make plans and decisions without consulting Sam and his mother, firmly believing he knows best.
Sam is ready to settle in for the perfect life with Zach but years of bad habits have come back to haunt him. Struggling to accept himself and his future, he chooses not to share his fears, unwilling to look weak in Zach’s eyes.
Real life gets in the way of the best intentions and when their secrets explode, the aftermath challenges the foundation of a relationship both believed unshakeable. Falling in love is the easy part, and Zach and Sam discover that only with honesty can they overcome what threatens to tear them apart.
Review: Considering this was a Valentine’s release, I was expecting something a little light and fluffy. What was I thinking? Felice Stevens takes our soon-to-be newlyweds and throws a monkey wrench, or three, into their lives. Zach and Sam are still so in love and planning their beach wedding. Life seems to be going perfectly until Sam hides some issues he’s dealing with, and Zach is back to making life-changing decisions without consulting Sam. These two, undoubtedly love each other, but communication is not one of their strong suits. Honestly, they are men so no big surprise there.
It was wonderful seeing all the guys from the Breakfast Club again, and this novella was as well written as the first three novels, and in a way it felt more like a continuation of book three. Our guys needed to iron out a few things before they could move forward, and the author does a phenomenal job of taking on difficult issues and handled them with grace. It could be that Zach and Sam are just classy guys, but I think the author still pulls it off beautifully.
Now, I want a wedding gift like the one Zach gives Sam. Guaranteed I will not complain! So, all you Breakfast Club fans, run out and add this installment to your to-read list, you won’t regret it.
Overall Impression: I loved it
*I received a copy of this book from the author in return for a fair and honest review.*