Reviewed by Morgan
Title: One More Time
Author: Ethan Stone
Series: Love Vegas Style #3
Heroes: Will Jacoby/Brannon Frost
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 51 Pages
Publisher: Ethan Stone
Release Date: February 29, 2016
Available at: Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads
Blurb: Small town cop Will Jacoby is comfortable in his life, or so he thinks. When he realizes that Brannon Frost, his neighbor and friend, has grown into a handsome young man, he’s confused by his interest. Things get even more messed up in Will’s head when Brannon kisses him.
A man would know he’s gay before the age of thirty, right?
When Brannon’s father dies, Will steps up and becomes the friend Brannon needs. Soon Will is no longer able to deny his feelings for the young man, even though it could damage his carefully constructed life and career.
Review: Will is a straight sheriff who moved from Vegas to a small town to get away from the drama and violence. He loves life in the quiet town and doesn’t even mind the gossip and ridiculous calls he gets for domestic fights and whatnot. He has an established routine that includes a daily swim in his complex’s pool that he shares with his neighbor’s son, Brannon.
He’s known Brannon for a while now and only recently noted that he’s less a boy and more a man and interestingly enough – Will begins to have erotic thoughts about him. To keep his mind clear he begins to avoid Brannon, and when Brannon approaches Will about it, things detonate and Brannon admits his feelings for Will … But Will can’t accept these feelings… yet.
When tragedy strikes, Brannon and Will are forced to spend time together and Will can no longer avoid his feelings. Now that he’s exploring his options, how will the small town react?
This is a short story, but very well done. There is a reasonable progression from noticing the desire to acting on that desire that feels plausible. Though Brannon and Will don’t always act in a way that felt natural, it was very sweet and at times sexy, too.
I loved that Brannon never backed down and that he confronted Will with his feelings rather than dance around them.
Fans of May/December romance and hurt/abuse will enjoy this very much.
Overall Impression: I really liked it
*I received a copy of this book from the author in return for a fair and honest review.*