What would make you reach outside your comfort zone?
Aron Roberts helped his previous love discover a new one, so now he’s on his own, living only for his work and the times he manages to escape into the sky. He meets Joe Welsh again—a man he met at the roadside a year ago, a man who became an out-of-reach figure in his fantasies. Aron discovers Joe’s life has undergone major changes since their last meeting. The spark of attraction ignites into flames only to be put out by uncomfortable truths.
Can Aron overcome his fears and step out of his comfort zone to find love? Can Joe help Aron to deal with his past and trust him enough to allow Aron into his life?
With the help of family and friends, and a very determined one-year-old girl, Aron and Joe have a journey to make and obstacles to overcome, if they are ever going to get their happy ever after.
Publisher’s Note: This book is linked to Sporting Chance but can be read as a standalone novel.
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This was an interesting story however it had a rough start. I was completely confused for the first few chapters because events get referenced that happened before but we don’t get to see them. It’s assumed we know them. While it’s not listed as a series but as a companion to Sporting Chance, it isn’t necessarily a standalone. It would be better enjoyed if read in order. Once I figured out what happened in the previous book and this one got going, I enjoyed the story.
Joe was a sweetheart. He had clear goals and worried if he was making the right choices when raising his daughter. But he lived his life his way. He struggled with his feelings and what they meat in relation to everything else. He cared so much for his daughter and wanted to be sure she was happy and healthy. His support network was amazing. Joe was able to rely on his friends and family to help him make his business a success and build a relationship with Aron.
Aron’s dislike for kids made sense, especially after the reasoning was explained. However it was over the top towards the beginning of the book and slightly off putting since you don’t get the why behind it for quite some time. I liked how he mellowed out and eventually bonded with Ellie as the story went on. His feelings for Joe were wonderfully written. You could feel them with him. The way he slowly admitted his feelings to himself and then did a freefall into love was sweet. I really liked how happy he was by the end of the story. He deserved that kind of contentment in his life.
Once Joe and Aron got over their issues, actually talked and started to see where they could go, I loved them together. They were well matched and suited each other fabulously. You could tell by the end of the story they were deeply in love and going to make it long term. I would love to see another story or two in this series. I would gladly read Jonno and Rhodri’s story. Plus Emrys needs a story; like right now because I want to read it badly. They all deserve to be happy as well.
Originally from South Wales, Alexa has lived for over thirty years in the North West of England. Now retired, after a long career in teaching, she devotes her time to her obsessions.
Alexa began writing when her favourite character was killed in her favourite show. After producing a lot of fanfiction she ventured into original writing.
She is currently owned by a mad cat and spends her time writing about the men in her head, watching her favourite television programmes and usually crying over her favourite football team.
Thanks for reviewing. For reasons to do with the publisher I haven’t been able to do another as I didn’t start with a series but I too loved Emrys so have adapted his character for another story in which the MC has a similar personality in different circumstances. This will be a trilogy of stories and the first two are written.