Review: Taking Him On by Debbie McGowan (Checking Him Out Book 2)

It’s almost a year since Noah told Matty they needed to cool it, believing it was the sensible thing to do. After all, they were too intense, and they were both failing uni.

Now, with Matty just weeks away from taking up his place at a prestigious London dance academy, Noah is desperate to make the most of the little time they have left. It’s only a temporary separation, and they are forever. Or so he’d thought.

This is such a sweet story. Noah and Matty have their problems but they’re definitely working on them. They grow so much in this story. It’s lovely to see how they go from a sorta unhealthy co-dependence to talking and caring for each other equally. I loved seeing Noah work out his problems with his brother and realize they were mostly in his head to some degree. Adam and Sol are wonderful supports for Noah and Matty both. My favorite scene is where Matty dances for Noah alone in their room. Oh that was so hot! Jesse is a wonderful friend and so sweet. I truly hope he gets a story next; with Leigh preferably. Matty and Noah both have some growing to do, but they are definitely together for the long haul. This is the second book in the series, but you don’t have to read the first to enjoy this one. I haven’t but definitely want to go back and read Adam and Sol’s story!
Four and a half

About Debbie:
I am an author, publisher and a social scientist. My academic specialism is gender and sexual politics and identity, so you can expect this to crop up now and then in my writing too! Not in an “in your face” kind of way – subtlety wins hearts and minds.

I write character-based/driven fiction – mostly general/contemporary, some (M/M & F/M) romance and a bit of sci-fi fantasy (light). Basically, I write about life. I’ve written a few stand alone novels and short stories, but my main work is the Hiding Behind The Couch series, which these days I’m referring to as a literary soap opera.

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