Reviewed by JustJen
Title: To Live Again
Author: L.A. Witt
Series: Wilde’s #8
Heroes: Greg Douglas/Sailo Isaia
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 253 Pages
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Release Date: April 12, 2016
Available at: Amazon and Barnes & Noble
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Blurb: The heart doesn’t take requests. It calls the tune.
Greg Douglas’s wife surprised him with an early 25th anniversary gift: a divorce. Staying with friends Ethan and Rhett seems like a good idea, just until he gets back on his feet. The guys have an even better idea to take his mind off his troubles—take him out to explore the other half of his bisexuality.
After a quarter century suppressing his hidden desires, he’s not waiting any longer. Especially not after laying eyes on the gorgeous deejay at Wilde’s.
Deejay and single dad Sailo Isaia isn’t looking for anything serious. He’s definitely not out to be a sexual teacher, never mind to a man almost two decades his senior. But as Greg gets the hang of having a male lover, Sailo can’t help himself. They both keep coming back for more. And more. And more.
But a few nagging questions hold Sailo back from giving his whole heart. Is this just Greg’s midlife crisis and rebound fling? Or a chance to fill that empty space—forever—for both Sailo and his beloved son?
Review: This is another solid and delicious story from Ms. Witt. I’ve enjoyed all of the stories in this series, but they can definitely be read on their own.
Here, we have a guy who finds himself single after 25 years of marriage. He realized long ago he had an interest in men, but being happily married (or so he thought), he didn’t think anything about pursuing it. Now that he’s single, he wants to do just that.
He meets deejay hottie Sailo when his friends take him out to a club to hook up. The two hit it off right away, and I absolutely loved what ensued. They were upfront with each other – Greg wanting to explore gay sex, Sailo not looking for a relationship agrees to show Greg the way. Boy were they hot stuff. Greg could not have asked for a better person to help him explore – he was gentle and caring when need be and just enough hot and aggressive to really steam things up.
Regardless of their intentions to keep things unemotional, their feelings grow. But, Sailo is concerned that Greg is just having a midlife crisis, is using Sailo on the rebound, etc. It takes a little bit of convincing on both of their parts to put them on the same page. In the meantime, Greg is still trying to come to grips with what happened with his wife, trying to move on while trying to juggle his growing feelings for Sailo.
I really enjoyed this one. I love stories that show exploration, and I thought this one was done very well. It felt mature, with real life issues, and aside from some silly actions towards the end, was very believable and satisfying. Another fabulous story from Ms. Witt.
Overall Impression: I really liked it
*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in return for a fair and honest review.*