Reviewed by Nikyta
Title: Every Other Weekend
Author: T.A. Moore
Heroes: Clayton & Kelly
Genre: M/M Contemporary
Length: 230 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: October 23, 2018
Available at: Dreamspinner Press & Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads
Blurb: Divorce lawyer Clayton Reynolds is a happy cynic who believes in hard work and one-night stands. He also believes that being an excellent lawyer means he never has to go home to the miserable trailer park where he grew up and that volunteering at a women’s shelter will buy off the conscience that occasionally plagues him. So when Nadine Graham comes in with a broken arm and a son she desperately wants to protect, Clayton can’t turn down their plea for help.
Taking the case means appealing to investigator “Just Call Me Kelly” for help. That wouldn’t be so bad if Kelly weren’t a hopeless romantic… and the hottest man Clayton’s ever met.
Kelly has always had a crush on the unobtainable Clayton Reynolds. He agrees to help, even though he has enough on his plate with the motherless baby his widowed brother left him to care for.
As Nadine’s case turns dangerous and the two seemingly opposite men are forced to work together, they discover they have a great deal in common—but solving the case and saving Nadine’s life might cost Kelly everything.
Holy crap! This book was INTRIGUING to say the least! Once I started it, I just couldn’t put it down. I literally stayed up all night to finish it! At first, I wasn’t sure how to feel about Clayton because he comes off very standoffish and a little rude but once Kelly entered the picture? All bets were off and I fell in love. I absolutely adored Kelly and how, even when he was having a bad day, he was still upbeat and positive. His family were absolute douche bags but I loved that he didn’t let that bring him down. With Clayton, it was interesting to see how he reacts to Kelly because he wants to hate Kelly but he can’t. He even tries to push Kelly away but Kelly’s not easily deterred. It was endearing to see them dance around each other and then give in to their attraction. I loved their banter but I also really loved their chemistry, it was just so smoking! Add to that, I really enjoyed seeing them trying to figure things out and how they end up opening a can of worms that is much closer to home than they expected.
I absolutely loved this book! But my biggest issue with it was Kelly’s brother, Byron. He’s nowhere near a likable character but somehow he always got away with everything and that really pissed me off. Add to that, nothing happens to him in the end. He does ALL this stuff and there’s no resolution with it. What happened to him? Does he go to jail? Even as a cop, he’s broken some laws that should NOT be swept under the rug as being required to be done undercover (if that’s even a thing) so I was a little sore that that line of things was not tied up. Plus, I wanted to see more of the epilogue because it was more of just a teaser than anything else.
All in all, though, this was an amazing novel. I was sucked in right from the start and I couldn’t stop once I started. I adored Clayton and Kelly as characters and how different they were. I loved that they danced around each other but then ultimately couldn’t not act on their feelings and I really enjoyed their journey to where they ended up. I wished the whole Byron angle had more resolution but, as it is, this was a phenomenal story and I hope this isn’t the last we see of Clayton and Kelly because I want more of them!!
Overall Impression: I loved it!
*I received a copy of this book from the author in return for a fair and honest review.*