Reviewed by Susan65
Title: As the Leaves Fall
Author: R.J. Jones
Series: Love for the Seasons #1
Heroes: Aiden Turner/Noah Walker
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 129 Pages
Publisher: Vivid Blue Press
Release Date: March 18, 2016
Available at: Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads
Blurb: The perfect job or the perfect man. Surely Aiden and Noah can have both, right?
Aiden Turner’s world flipped upside down when his vengeful ex-boyfriend destroyed a major project, costing his uncle’s architectural firm an important client. Feeling guilty, Aiden has since sworn off all romantic involvement with anyone he works with.
Noah Walker is getting ready to interview for his dream role when he catches Aiden’s eye on the London Tube. They strike up a conversation, and even though the attraction sizzles between them, Noah must decline the offer of a morning coffee. The interview is crucial, and he needs to focus on getting the job, not getting a date.
When Aiden discovers the enigmatic man on the train is the same man he is interviewing, he is torn. But he knows Noah is the right man for the job, and he attempts to put some professional distance between them. However, it’s not long before Noah makes his way under Aiden’s skin.
Neither man can afford to risk their employment, but keeping their relationship a secret takes its toll. When things get ugly, they need to decide what’s more important—or if the job is worth the sacrifice.
I almost passed this book up because the cover reminded me a historical, which I tend to avoid. Boy, am I glad I read the blurb. This is definitely modern days and the protagonists were pretty freaking awesome. Don’t judge a book by its cover people. Woo, crisis averted.
I totally adored the beginning of this story and the way Aiden and Noah first met. Sometimes fate makes decisions for us, and in this case she chose correctly. Aiden and Noah work together, never a good thing, huh?. We all know that never ends well, and Aiden especially knows that since the last guy he dated at work almost got him fired. So begins the drama that is Aiden doing the “should I or shouldn’t I” dance, and Noah trying to be patient and understanding yet also wanting more. And a whole lot of yummy sexy times. Good stuff here, people.
This is a decent length novella and so the drama, fortunately doesn’t last too long. These two guys are so hot together and they don’t really stay on the angst train very long, so it was just a really romantic, sexy, and entertaining read.
Overall Impression: I really liked it!
*I received a copy of this book from the author in return for a fair and honest review.*