Reviewed by Susan65
Title: Hard Climate
Author: Men of London #8
Series: Susan Mac Nicol
Heroes: Mango Manning/Ryan Bishop
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 164 Pages
Publisher: Boroughs Publishing Group
Release Date: June 21, 2017
Available at: Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads
Blurb: The past has a way of shaping your future, and for Eco Warrior Mango Manning, if he can’t shake yesterday’s demons, there’s no hope of a tomorrow with London nightclub owner, Ryan Bishop.
Review: Mango, Mango, Mango…loved him, but wanted to knock his melon in at the same time. Ryan, Ryan, Ryan, ….loved him, too, but wanted to find him a new man, at first…and knock his melon in at the same time, too. See a common theme? Seriously though, both Mango and Ryan had some major issues to work through, needed major lessons in communications, and needed something traumatic to occur to get both of their heads out of the sand. Sadly, that traumatic experience was harsh, and in hindsight, I should have figured it out, but it still caught me unawares.
We get a nice revisit with Lenny/Laverne and Brooke in this installment, and that is always a gift. Ryan needed friends while trying to cope with a boyfriend who is always off trying to save the world. An Eco-warrior’s job is never done, even at the expense of the man you love. And who better to be besties with than Lenny? Lenny and Ryan together are a hoot, especially on stage.
There are some heartbreaking aspects to this story that I didn’t see coming. It’s romance, so you know there “should” be a happy ending, but nowadays you never know. I didn’t expect it to end so lovely though as the trauma was real, but my heart was rejoicing once the relationship and health scares were settled. And the ending…sigh, loved it. As with all of Susan Mac Nicol’s books, highly recommended.
Overall Impression: I really liked it!
*I received a copy of this book from the author in return for a fair and honest review.*