Reviewed by Susan65
Title: Sebastian & Owen
Author: Nic Starr
Series: Storming Love: Tsunami #3
Heroes: Owen Hewitt/Sebastian Carmichael
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 79 Pages
Publisher: MLR Press
Release Date: October 6, 2016
Available at: Amazon and Barnes & Noble
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Blurb: Owen’s eagerness to win Sebastian back turns to desperation as a tsunami threatens to tear them apart.
The last twelve months have been hard on Owen Hewitt and even tougher on his relationship. For six years, Sebastian Carmichael has been the love of his life, but that love is put to the test as Owen sinks into injury-induced depression.
Living with chronic pain and unable to do the things he used to do makes him feel like a failure, and causes him to believe he’s holding the younger Sebastian back.
When Sebastian takes some time out and leaves to stay at their holiday house, it could spell the end of the relationship. But as a tsunami bears down on the Tasmanian coast, it could spell the end of everything.
Review: One of my favorite tropes is established couples losing their way and fighting to get back together. In this case, Sebastian and Owen have such great chemistry together and I never had any doubt these two would make it at the end. There is no infidelity, no abusive behavior, just one man who gets injured and because of the pain and lack of sleep becomes depressed and starts acting on that depression.
You really love Sebastian, he was animated and happy and so obviously loved and cared for Owen. Owen’s injury and his six-year age difference meant nothing to him. Sadly, Owen was blind to all of that for a while and started questioning whether he was good enough for the man who did nothing but prove time and again that he was. Owen just needed an eye opener. And what an eye opener he gets when Sebastian takes off for a little break only to get caught in a tsunami.
Nothing like the thought of losing the love of your life to open your eyes to what was so plainly always right in front of you. The idea that Sebastian could be gravely injured or dead nearly destroys Owen, but it was also the catalyst to get his butt in gear and accept that the man he loves beyond belief feels the same for him.
This is a short story, but I loved it. Both guys are likable and their situation is probably very common, minus the tsunami. I look forward to reading more by Nic Starr and hopefully that more includes established couples. Missed the sexy times but it didn’t take away from my enjoyment
Overall Impression: I really liked it
*I received a copy of this book from the author in return for a fair and honest review.*