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Growing up on a ranch in the middle of nowhere Wyoming did not provide Simon Redfeather with a whole lot of opportunities to explore his sexuality. From a young age he’d known he was interested in men but wondered if he’d ever find someone to settle down with. Though he wanted to stretch his wings, he knew the ranch was his life and he’d inevitably follow his heart back ho Growing up on a ranch in the middle of nowhere Wyoming did not provide Simon Redfeather with a whole lot of opportunities to explore his sexuality. From a young age he’d known he was interested in men but wondered if he’d ever find someone to settle down with. Though he wanted to stretch his wings, he knew the ranch was his life and he’d inevitably follow his heart back home. Would he be able to find love with someone that could give as good as they get and love the land as much as he did? Sean Welsh considered himself lucky that he’d grown up with two dads because coming out had been a breeze. Never wanting to trade in on the privilege of their last name, Sean and his identical twin wanted to forge their own path and open their own architectural firm in Jackson, Wyoming. He never expected Simon Redfeather, one of his new clients, to be a gorgeous, sexy, honest to god cowboy. With Simon pushing all his hot buttons, he finds himself wishing he wasn’t the shy twin and yearns to be daring, like his older brother. The attraction is instant but are Simon and Sean willing to risk everything in order to find their other half? My Forever, My Always is the first book in the Men of Crooked Bend series. Each book in the series will focus on a different couple and can be read as a standalone book but will be better enjoyed as a series as the couples all make appearances in each book. Each book contains sexually explicit material between two men and are intended for adults over 18.


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Growing up on a ranch in the middle of nowhere Wyoming did not provide Simon Redfeather with a whole lot of opportunities to explore his sexuality. From a young age he’d known he was interested in men but wondered if he’d ever find someone to settle down with. Though he wanted to stretch his wings, he knew the ranch was his life and he’d inevitably follow his heart back ho Growing up on a ranch in the middle of nowhere Wyoming did not provide Simon Redfeather with a whole lot of opportunities to explore his sexuality. From a young age he’d known he was interested in men but wondered if he’d ever find someone to settle down with. Though he wanted to stretch his wings, he knew the ranch was his life and he’d inevitably follow his heart back home. Would he be able to find love with someone that could give as good as they get and love the land as much as he did? Sean Welsh considered himself lucky that he’d grown up with two dads because coming out had been a breeze. Never wanting to trade in on the privilege of their last name, Sean and his identical twin wanted to forge their own path and open their own architectural firm in Jackson, Wyoming. He never expected Simon Redfeather, one of his new clients, to be a gorgeous, sexy, honest to god cowboy. With Simon pushing all his hot buttons, he finds himself wishing he wasn’t the shy twin and yearns to be daring, like his older brother. The attraction is instant but are Simon and Sean willing to risk everything in order to find their other half? My Forever, My Always is the first book in the Men of Crooked Bend series. Each book in the series will focus on a different couple and can be read as a standalone book but will be better enjoyed as a series as the couples all make appearances in each book. Each book contains sexually explicit material between two men and are intended for adults over 18.

30 review for My Forever, My Always

  1. 5 out of 5

    ♥️Victoria ♥️ ♥️love books♥️

    First I absolutely love the cover!!! Second I loved the plot I did not love the writing style and the story dragged on for like forever and some more.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Gabi

    Dnf Absolutely terrible.

  3. 4 out of 5

    AGandyGirl

    **2.5 Stars** Phew. I skimmed the last 10% because...I was exhausted and just over this couple. This book unfortunately did not work for me. This book is nearly 400 pages and compared to most MM books, that is about 150 pages too much. This one could have used the cut. Overall, I was curious about this author. I have had conversations with her several times and she is a sweetheart. And for a first time novel, this one had some good stuff and definitely set the stage for future stories. But there **2.5 Stars** Phew. I skimmed the last 10% because...I was exhausted and just over this couple. This book unfortunately did not work for me. This book is nearly 400 pages and compared to most MM books, that is about 150 pages too much. This one could have used the cut. Overall, I was curious about this author. I have had conversations with her several times and she is a sweetheart. And for a first time novel, this one had some good stuff and definitely set the stage for future stories. But there is no doubt that a lot can be learned from this first one. 1. Not every man in the book needs to be gay. I mean I love gay men but at some point good grief...I could use a straight character. 2. The entire story does not need to be told. We went from hook up to quick relationship development to moving in to meeting families to engagement to bachelor party to wedding to honeymoon, to an epilogue...which did not close anything but brought up more storylines about other characters. It just becomes too much. Much of the last 50% of this book could have been reduced. 3. While there was nothing overly irritating about these "Architects" there could be some improvements on what Architects actually do that would help readers like me avoid eye rolling. But for those who are not Architects, none of these items would matter to them at all. 4. I love getting glimpses of couples that will be brought forth in future books but this was painful. Too many instances of "I wonder what is going on there" or "I'll have to ask him what happened" only to get more questions and no answers. Yes, I get books are coming but this is rather painful as a reader, especially when the couples that interest you are books away. Introduce these characters but avoid drawing them too much into the current story or risk irritating your reader and drawing away from the main couple too much. I found myself more interested in wanting these future books than I was about this couple. 5. I wish there had been a Gay Romance Checklist of attributes, sexual positions, storylines, etc. attached to this book, because I think every box would be checked. We don't need everything. And the warning about Rape at the beginning was completely unnecessary because we never got anything more than "he was raped, beaten and stabbed". I assume when we finally get to this character's book we will get more. At least I hope so. 6. There is no need to overuse a character's name repeatedly in conversation between 2 people. I am talking to you, I don't need to use your name. This became irritating because how often do you really use a person's name when you are having a conversation with them. Very little. 7. Overall this couple was rather blah. There was no tension, no heartache, no dark past or anything. These were just 2 lovely men who loved each other. And we heard about it a lot. I just kinda lost interest. Now all that said, will I continue? Yes. As I mentioned above, I am actually much more interested in these other couples who appear to have a little more grit to them than these characters did. Plus, I am eager to see how this author grows and develops. She has the abilities there is no doubt. I just hope she can structure her next book in a way that keeps me more engaged.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Becca

    I've really been wanting to read this series for a while now. I've heard a lot about this series and this author and wanted to see what the hype was about. I have to say, I liked it. Im anxious to read the next ones, just to see what happens. I did have a few….qualms, I guess is a decent word. There were a few grammatical errors. Nothing really major and I only saw a few. My biggest thing was I think it was a bit too long. I loved how there were things happening everywhere. Not just with the 2 m I've really been wanting to read this series for a while now. I've heard a lot about this series and this author and wanted to see what the hype was about. I have to say, I liked it. Im anxious to read the next ones, just to see what happens. I did have a few….qualms, I guess is a decent word. There were a few grammatical errors. Nothing really major and I only saw a few. My biggest thing was I think it was a bit too long. I loved how there were things happening everywhere. Not just with the 2 main MCs. It kinda sets everything up for the next books in the series. My 'issue’ was the story of the main characters themselves. It felt like it was overboard a bit. And I don't know if that's the right word. It just felt like too much being added, like stuffed almost to make the book longer. I don't want that to sound harsh, though, because the book is actually pretty good. Sean and Simon were so sweet. Both severely attracted to each other. But Sean is so shy. Simon wants to be with him, but realizes he needs to take things a bit slow. they form a relationship that seems quick but to them is forever. But there's a lot happening in the loves of those around them and it puts a strain on everyone. They have to navigate through some very rough terrain to hopefully come out better on the other side. These two were so cute. Just sweet. They both want forever. They aren't the one night types. Although, Simon has had some of those. But to make something last it takes work and it was something they both wanted. It was almost like a fairytale. It was everything around them that made it harder. Both of them were close to their families, so any turmoil going on in their lives affected them all. Especially when someone was hurt. It was nice to see families that actually supported each other. I like that one of the families and one of the main characters was of Native American Descent. It's not seen a whole lot and I love it. Overall, it's a good story. I am seriously wanting to see how the next books go with how they went in this book. http://lovebytesreviews.com

  5. 5 out of 5

    Karen Lane

    4 stars I was looking forward to this book for a while, I've been following it on Facebook. Did I love it? No, but I really liked it. I loved the M/C's, and the secondary characters also. The storyline was good and the setup for future books was well covered, maybe too much for one couple, so I'm assuming they will either be a novella or won't get a book at all, actually now I think about it there is graham also. On a personal note, I hate waiting, so whatever is going on with Rhett is driving me 4 stars I was looking forward to this book for a while, I've been following it on Facebook. Did I love it? No, but I really liked it. I loved the M/C's, and the secondary characters also. The storyline was good and the setup for future books was well covered, maybe too much for one couple, so I'm assuming they will either be a novella or won't get a book at all, actually now I think about it there is graham also. On a personal note, I hate waiting, so whatever is going on with Rhett is driving me nuts (just sayin). The grammar drove me nuts at first, but the author explains it eventually by way of his nationality, it was still stilted and I hate reading it like that. Overall an enjoyable read and I'm looking forward to the next book, hopefully Rhett's.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Candice

    Was this one story or 4? I think I know who's going to end up with who already. I know what happens to 3 of the main characters. I mean, WTF? Couldn't those story lines happen in THEIR book? Simon and Sean's book was WAY too long. So much was repetition and filler and the overuse of names! GAH! My pet peeve. People don't talk that way. I skimmed so many of the sex scenes on top of sex scenes. I'm not sure if I'll be continuing on in this series, because I basically know what's going to happen. B Was this one story or 4? I think I know who's going to end up with who already. I know what happens to 3 of the main characters. I mean, WTF? Couldn't those story lines happen in THEIR book? Simon and Sean's book was WAY too long. So much was repetition and filler and the overuse of names! GAH! My pet peeve. People don't talk that way. I skimmed so many of the sex scenes on top of sex scenes. I'm not sure if I'll be continuing on in this series, because I basically know what's going to happen. But, I might pick up the spin off series to see if anything has changed.

  7. 5 out of 5

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  8. 4 out of 5

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  9. 4 out of 5

    Coco.V

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  10. 5 out of 5

    Simera

    I enjoyed Sean and Simon's story however, I found it long and at times skimming the pages.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Jenny Wood

    First.. Hello hot cover!! Simon is a rancher with a law degree at 30 and is ready to settle down. While he works with his family, they all seem to have degrees in something else as well as run their ranch and I assume they’ll all get a story, but this one is Simon’s. While this is a cute story and a bit long it’s still cutesy given that these boys both take to one another right away. Sean is a well known architect, in business with his brother Jasper. Jasper, I wasn’t a fan of in the beginning… First.. Hello hot cover!! Simon is a rancher with a law degree at 30 and is ready to settle down. While he works with his family, they all seem to have degrees in something else as well as run their ranch and I assume they’ll all get a story, but this one is Simon’s. While this is a cute story and a bit long it’s still cutesy given that these boys both take to one another right away. Sean is a well known architect, in business with his brother Jasper. Jasper, I wasn’t a fan of in the beginning… he seemed douchey and had no respect for Sean in their shared living space. That put me off immediately… I also found it a bit unbelievable that with two dads, all three sons turned out gay. I’m sure it happens, don’t get me wrong and there is absolutely nothing wrong with it…obviously… but, it’s just not something that you find happening, normally. I dunno, I’m being too critical, I know. While I’m being that way, I’ll also mention the overuse of one’s name in this, drove me bananas! “Hello, Simon, how are you Simon? I’m well Sean, thank you, Sean. How are you today, Sean?” Why? Just, why? Am I being too irritable? Perhaps, but man, did it drive me crazy!! Then we hit the halfway mark and I expected the cute story to end with a nice little HEA and maybe a hint of the next story, but then a bunch of random stuff got thrown in…. kidnapping and blackmail? It was all a big stretch and was just so unnecessary, in my opinion. Also, if anyone follows my reviews at all, it’s no secret that I HATE when the bad guy gets away with being the bad guy. I need karmic justice! Overall though, even though this seems kind of ranty… the story between Sean and Simon was a cute one and I’m glad they ended up happy and together. This is my first by this author and I’m not sure about the second one, because like I said, I’m wasn’t a fan of Jasper, but…. I’ll admit, I’m curious enough to check it out. 3 stars for me with this one. *I received this story from the publisher with the promise of an honest and unbiased review*

  12. 5 out of 5

    Jenn's Book Obsession

    3.5 Stars This is a new-to-me author so it's always exciting picking up a new book from an author you've never read before. When I read the blurb it just sounded like it was going to be an interesting read. I'm glad I took the chance on it as I adored Simon and Sean. I love how the author started the build up on their relationship. As much as I adored this couple and would have liked to give this a better rating, I think that Taylor Rylan could have added more details and/or just more in general 3.5 Stars This is a new-to-me author so it's always exciting picking up a new book from an author you've never read before. When I read the blurb it just sounded like it was going to be an interesting read. I'm glad I took the chance on it as I adored Simon and Sean. I love how the author started the build up on their relationship. As much as I adored this couple and would have liked to give this a better rating, I think that Taylor Rylan could have added more details and/or just more in general about the main characters as opposed to cramming other events into this one story. That kind of took away some of the main characters shine. I felt like their relationship was rushed over to get to other aspects and setups for the next couple or couples to come. Another irk that I had was all the name dropping. Every sentence I felt like they were saying each other's names in conversation. It's like ok we know who your talking to, we get it! No need to say a person's name five to six times in a single conversation. It was a bit much. Overall, this author has some great ideas and story lines. The characters from the main to secondary were all very well written. I am looking forward to reading more from this series as the other characters have certainly captured my attention. Simon and Sean's journey was sweet, sexy and a very enjoyable read that left me with a smile on my face. ** Gifted copy received in exchange for an honest review **

  13. 5 out of 5

    Shelby

    DNF @ 16%. In general, I don't enjoy cowboy/farmer/rancher type stories, but every once in a while, I happen to really enjoy one, so I like to give the odd one a chance now and then. The premise of this isn't too bad. And other than some editing issues (typos, punctuation, capitalizing things that don't need to be), the writing isn't too bad. What makes this a DNF for me is the dialogue. It's so stiff and unnatural, even between family and friends. Sean and Jasper talk to each other like acquaint DNF @ 16%. In general, I don't enjoy cowboy/farmer/rancher type stories, but every once in a while, I happen to really enjoy one, so I like to give the odd one a chance now and then. The premise of this isn't too bad. And other than some editing issues (typos, punctuation, capitalizing things that don't need to be), the writing isn't too bad. What makes this a DNF for me is the dialogue. It's so stiff and unnatural, even between family and friends. Sean and Jasper talk to each other like acquaintances who don't like each other but are in a setting where they have to be polite to each other.... not like brothers and best friends. Simon talks to his brothers, parents and friends in much the same manner. Also, the one cover model looks more Greek than Native American to me. If it wasn't for the surname Redfeather or it being mentioned that the Native American blood was quite obvious with their raven black hair and deep tans, I would never think Simon was Native American from the appearance of the model on the cover.... and having models that don't resemble the character is always a bit annoying.

  14. 5 out of 5

    JD Crittendon

    Sweet Romance! A proper romance with no angst (I know!) but dramatic side characters issues is apart this love story between Sean & Simon. I liked the MCs and slow sweet love connection. However, there were issues story such as poor editing/ typos, the underdevelopment, highly dramatic segment involving the Rhett, Sean’s brother. Then, at the end there’s another dramatic bit regarding Simon’s brother. It seems like the author tried to pack too much in this one story. I’m believe part of the reason Sweet Romance! A proper romance with no angst (I know!) but dramatic side characters issues is apart this love story between Sean & Simon. I liked the MCs and slow sweet love connection. However, there were issues story such as poor editing/ typos, the underdevelopment, highly dramatic segment involving the Rhett, Sean’s brother. Then, at the end there’s another dramatic bit regarding Simon’s brother. It seems like the author tried to pack too much in this one story. I’m believe part of the reason was to get the read to the next book in this series. An okay read or sweet read if concentrating on the romance of the MCs.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Rosie

    Absolutely awesome You nailed it for me. Your first book checked all of my boxes. I couldn't put it down. So many different characters to write other books for. I REALLY hope this is going to be a long series. So looking forward to next book. Hope it's not too long a wait. You did good.

  16. 5 out of 5

    SMC

    This was a solid 2. I am a fan of MM. I have read some incredible MM books lately, so I suppose I had high hopes trying out this (new to me) author. Clearly, I wasn't overly impressed. The writing needs work. The way some of her sentences are formed is just painful. For example, at the 28% mark - " ...a fact that it took an honest effort and I really appreciated his efforts. There was no way I was going to take that for granted because I knew it meant he was honestly giving it an effort." The actu This was a solid 2. I am a fan of MM. I have read some incredible MM books lately, so I suppose I had high hopes trying out this (new to me) author. Clearly, I wasn't overly impressed. The writing needs work. The way some of her sentences are formed is just painful. For example, at the 28% mark - " ...a fact that it took an honest effort and I really appreciated his efforts. There was no way I was going to take that for granted because I knew it meant he was honestly giving it an effort." The actual plot was not bad, I mean it was engaging enough to keep me from adding this to my DNF shelf, so I'll give it props for that. There are grammatical errors here and there but not too many. However, the awful way she forms some sentences and the fact that she repeats facts over and over again - just in case we forget I suppose - is what truly killed it for me. Two kids in the book, tiny small characters, yet we're told over and over, chapter after chapter how old they are. Why ? Who cares? They play no part at all in the story !!! Honestly, this author needs a lot of work perfecting her writing style and sentence structure. I mean, after you finish this book, if you haven't already, read a Sloane Kennedy one, you will see the HUGE difference.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Rachel

    When you least expect it.... Sean is ready to settle down. His twin Jasper is the wild twin, hoping from man to man. Simon has hit thirty and while not opposed to going to a club, he too is ready to settle down. He runs a ranch with his family. One night while at the club he spies a very good looking man. A man who seems to have found someone for the night. Disappointed, he heads home. The next morning he has meetings with architects to plan a new arena. The next morning not only does he see the When you least expect it.... Sean is ready to settle down. His twin Jasper is the wild twin, hoping from man to man. Simon has hit thirty and while not opposed to going to a club, he too is ready to settle down. He runs a ranch with his family. One night while at the club he spies a very good looking man. A man who seems to have found someone for the night. Disappointed, he heads home. The next morning he has meetings with architects to plan a new arena. The next morning not only does he see the man from the club, but his clone! They are the ones designing and building the arena and out lying buildings. Come to find out, Sean isn't a wild man like his twin brother but he also doesn't think it's wise to get involved with a client no matter how strong the attraction is between them. Reading this book left me wanting more. For a new author on the market, she did extremely well. I jumped right into her second book and can not wait for book three.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Amanda at WickedGoodReads

    I saw this book floating around on Facebook, so, one day I purchased it and read it. Simon and Sean are two men, who, quite honestly, could not be more different. Simon works on the ranch with his family. Sean and his twin brother are contract's who get hired for a project at the ranch. For quite some time Sean has felt like he needs to take a different path with his life-not his job, but just with his life. He's living with his brother, who likes to have one night stand after one night stand. S I saw this book floating around on Facebook, so, one day I purchased it and read it. Simon and Sean are two men, who, quite honestly, could not be more different. Simon works on the ranch with his family. Sean and his twin brother are contract's who get hired for a project at the ranch. For quite some time Sean has felt like he needs to take a different path with his life-not his job, but just with his life. He's living with his brother, who likes to have one night stand after one night stand. So, when they land the Redfeather job, this gives him the opportunity to move closer to work, and be on his own. He didn't bargain for Simon, and these two are a lust at first sight followed closely by love. Of course, their relationship is not without it's ups and downs, but for the most part, moved along flawlessly. Did I love the book, no...but I did enjoy it :)

  19. 5 out of 5

    joani

    Ok the story was good but No one likes a story that's told to them with no "real time". I want to read the story while it's happening and be a part of it. Minimal dialogue which was frustrating. Poor Liam only had one line in the whole book...we were left wondering to outside events which we now know will be repeated over and over as each brother gets his story. Already scenes were duplicated because we heard from Sean and we would hear it in the next chapter to have Simon re-tell it. I will go t Ok the story was good but No one likes a story that's told to them with no "real time". I want to read the story while it's happening and be a part of it. Minimal dialogue which was frustrating. Poor Liam only had one line in the whole book...we were left wondering to outside events which we now know will be repeated over and over as each brother gets his story. Already scenes were duplicated because we heard from Sean and we would hear it in the next chapter to have Simon re-tell it. I will go to the next book in the series and hope we get more " real time" and hope practice makes perfect..

  20. 5 out of 5

    Jennifer Sutton

    Couldn't finish it I'm sorry but I just couldn't finish the book. It was really good until about the half way point, then for some reason the author pretty much starts a new book about another couple. I think this book should have ended around the scene at Christmas then maybe a couple of chapters wrapping up their relationship and setting up the next book. I would have liked to have read Rhett's story but too much of it was told in this book. I think it would be too long and drawn out like this Couldn't finish it I'm sorry but I just couldn't finish the book. It was really good until about the half way point, then for some reason the author pretty much starts a new book about another couple. I think this book should have ended around the scene at Christmas then maybe a couple of chapters wrapping up their relationship and setting up the next book. I would have liked to have read Rhett's story but too much of it was told in this book. I think it would be too long and drawn out like this book was. The author does have good potential but there is too much "narrating" from the characters. I'd rather be showed the story than just told.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Tiffany

    I wanted to like it But I bailed at about 30%. I couldn’t get over the dialogue. It wasn’t natural and trying to claim he was talking proper because of his English father was a stretch at best. It really just seemed to be an excuse for bad dialogue. I’ve read books where characters have accents and no one has attempted to do it this way. It just pulled me out of the story to much to enjoy.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Debbora

    DNF At 56 % I finally gave up. I wanted to like this story. The writing style was not for me. The dialogue was more explaining than conversations between the MC. I liked that the author used Native American heritage as the main characters. Although, it was hard to overlook the flaws in their character development.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Evan

    Not sure what this story was about. While Ms Rylan is very discriptive, the plot was rather thin. If this was a love story she seemed to fly past the build up, making it hard to believe the characters. There is lots of potential, just not a lot of development.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Stacie

    Oh man that was a painful read. I loved the characters and really want to read more but the writing style is absolutely horrible.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Stephan

    The book started out very strong; I really enjoyed the initial heat between the characters. The issue for me, where the author lost me, was when she skipped several months between the first date and meeting the parents/moving in. That's a really vital emotional build; it was described rather than experienced. I think part of why the (dragged out) wedding in the second half of the book felt so lengthy was because of this; the reader didn't make enough of the emotional journey of building the rela The book started out very strong; I really enjoyed the initial heat between the characters. The issue for me, where the author lost me, was when she skipped several months between the first date and meeting the parents/moving in. That's a really vital emotional build; it was described rather than experienced. I think part of why the (dragged out) wedding in the second half of the book felt so lengthy was because of this; the reader didn't make enough of the emotional journey of building the relationship. The relationship really was totally done developing at 50% of the book, and the rest was family drama. My other complaint, that knocked this from 4 to 3 stars, was that this took place among a million gay characters (I did get confused, especially once all the bodyguard names got thrown in) in the middle of Wyoming without ANY homophobic incident, nor any explanation for how all these brothers came out in the first place. Really, it was no big deal to everybody?

  26. 5 out of 5

    Jacqueleen ♡

    Though I didn't love this one I did like it enough to enjoy most of it and finish. Simon and Sean were a cute couple. They did cute things. They were also kinda boring and the book seemed to drag a bit. Usually I'm dreading a book I am reading to end because I am enjoying it so much. This one I just needed it to end because I was done. I think my tipping point was when your reading a sweet story with little ansgt between MCs and then bam the author throws in a completely left field drama. And Though I didn't love this one I did like it enough to enjoy most of it and finish. Simon and Sean were a cute couple. They did cute things. They were also kinda boring and the book seemed to drag a bit. Usually I'm dreading a book I am reading to end because I am enjoying it so much. This one I just needed it to end because I was done. I think my tipping point was when your reading a sweet story with little ansgt between MCs and then bam the author throws in a completely left field drama. And although it's a tiny spoiler, this side character's ordeal included rape in his horrific experience. I was just blown away by this being thrown in. No way was I expecting something that terrible in a novel that was basically all mushy between the two MCs. And although we don't, thank God, get the explicit details of the act it still turned my stomach reading about it. If that triggers some people I would stay away. Otherwise the book had plenty of steam and good side characters which I am sure have books of their own coming up.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Beth

    Good start to a series The book was good though in need of some serious editing and proofreading. I really liked the characters that were established and it seems some good stories are to come. There is an uneven flow to the book and what appears to be the big crisis doesn’t even involve the main characters except peripherally. In fact the love story between Sean and Simon is smooth sailing the whole way so this book seems to serve much more as a setup and introduction to the other characters and Good start to a series The book was good though in need of some serious editing and proofreading. I really liked the characters that were established and it seems some good stories are to come. There is an uneven flow to the book and what appears to be the big crisis doesn’t even involve the main characters except peripherally. In fact the love story between Sean and Simon is smooth sailing the whole way so this book seems to serve much more as a setup and introduction to the other characters and the stories to come. There’s a lot of time skipping and areas that could definitely be trimmed as they did not add to the story. Then there are things that definitely should have been fleshed out in order to enhance the story and they are given short shrift. The ending is rather abrupt, and once again has almost nothing to do with the main characters. The book is good, not great. I’ll read the next one hoping for improvement.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Amber Fueston

    This was a good story that could have been amazing. Both Simon and Sean are great characters. They are both very sweet and have a great head on their shoulders. All of the side characters are very interesting and make you want to read their stories. Where this one fell apart for me was the over abundance of unnecessary detail. I don't need to know every single step of the day, especially with things that have nothing at all to add to the story. Then it would go the opposite direction and gloss o This was a good story that could have been amazing. Both Simon and Sean are great characters. They are both very sweet and have a great head on their shoulders. All of the side characters are very interesting and make you want to read their stories. Where this one fell apart for me was the over abundance of unnecessary detail. I don't need to know every single step of the day, especially with things that have nothing at all to add to the story. Then it would go the opposite direction and gloss over things that should have had more detail. It was very frustrating. The first book in a series is what usually sets up the rest. Characters are introduced and dynamics are formed. However This one took that a little too far and pulled the focus from Simon and Sean. I plan to continue with the series in hopes that the writing matures a little bit.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Lisa Neal

    I fell hard for Simon and Sean. This is the story of Sean and Simon. Sean is a man who has decided that he is over the club scene and is ready to find a man to have a relationship with. Simon is a man who has no problems still going out to the club to have a good time but he has been thinking lately that he is ready for more. Simon's family hires Sean and his brother's architect firm to help with a project on their ranch and while Sean has no intention of getting involved with a client Simon has o I fell hard for Simon and Sean. This is the story of Sean and Simon. Sean is a man who has decided that he is over the club scene and is ready to find a man to have a relationship with. Simon is a man who has no problems still going out to the club to have a good time but he has been thinking lately that he is ready for more. Simon's family hires Sean and his brother's architect firm to help with a project on their ranch and while Sean has no intention of getting involved with a client Simon has other plans. Simon and Sean have a few struggles along the way but they ultimately find their HEA. Taylor Rylan does a fantastic job with her characters and she draws you in and has you cheering for them from page one. I highly recommend this series.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Amber Cooper

    2.5 stars for potential This isn't a *bad* story. It was a good idea. But the writing really leaves something to be desired. The dialogue is clunky and immature for people the characters' ages. It sounds more like something written by a high schooler writing their first fan fiction than anything else. Lots of typos and grammatical errors, and too much dialogue. Plus, the big conflict of the story was scrunched down to three lines. By that point I was skimming because I'd lost interest and missed 2.5 stars for potential This isn't a *bad* story. It was a good idea. But the writing really leaves something to be desired. The dialogue is clunky and immature for people the characters' ages. It sounds more like something written by a high schooler writing their first fan fiction than anything else. Lots of typos and grammatical errors, and too much dialogue. Plus, the big conflict of the story was scrunched down to three lines. By that point I was skimming because I'd lost interest and missed the one sentence that cleared up the entire conflict of the book the first time I read the paragraph. I don't think I'll be purchasing book 2.

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