Wells Lemiere knew the moment he saw Matty Haverbrooke, he had to have him. Matty was quiet, he was talented, he was beautiful, and Wells couldn’t stay away.
As the youngest and most talented son of the NHL Commissioner, Matty had found the burden of family expectations almost too heavy to carry on even his broad shoulders. He had no intention of getting involved in a relationship with Wells. But the heart he’d given up for dead had other ideas.
Their affair was intense and overwhelming, but when Matty couldn’t bring himself to come out and admit he wanted a public future with the man he loved, Wells had no choice but to honor his vow to live openly…and leave Matty behind.
But then he learns Wells is marrying another, and Matty knows he can’t let that happen. Can he throw down his gloves and embrace his future with both hands? Or will he pull the door to his closet shut once more?
As far as I know, this is Toni Aleo’s first M/M book and I have to say I’m impressed.
This book can be read as a standalone, though the MC’s are previously introduced in the “Assassins” series. I myself haven’t read that series yet, but I am sure gonna, in the future. 😉
Wells and Matty are both players for the NHL. Both are gay and they have been together for some time. But while Wells is out and proud and really wants them to come out as a couple, Matty wants to stay deep in the closet.
No one besides Wells knows he is gay, and being the NHL Commissioner’s son…he doesn’t want anyone to find out. He just knows that they won’t accept him…But Wells isn’t willing to go back into the closet and hide who he is. He is a bit older than Matty, and going backward is not an option. So when Matty refuses to live his life out in the open with Wells.
Wells sees no other option than to leave Matty behind…and move on…And move on he does…right into the arms of someone else. And we all know that saying…
You don’t what you’ve got till it’s gone!
So Matty better bring his A game and fight for the man he wants!
I really enjoyed this one, though I have to say, that I got frustrated with Matty more than once. Thankfully he grew a pair eventually. I understood his fears, but I never get why people try to live their lives for others instead of themselves. Sure…we don’t want to hurt (or disappoint) the ones we love, but if they love you…shouldn’t your happiness be what’s most important!
This was a sweet, HOT and at times angsty story!
I really hope this author will gift us with some more M/M stories in the future, but in the meantime, I will just go back and check out the Assassins series. 😉