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Thursday, August 27, 2015

Convenient Strangers by Cara McKenna

Really enjoyed this short novella. It was steamy, yet it was really "human" and felt very real and genuine. I also liked how it ended, thinking about the situation both of these men are in, and considering how short this novella is, it was well played with a hopeful future rather than an unrealistic HEA. 

Stephen moved from the UK to the US following his boyfriend. After more than a year together, Stephen is fed up of being the dirty little secret. He wants a real relationship with someone who can admit to ANYONE he is openly gay and lives with his significant other. Adam is somewhat in a similar situation - his boyfriend recently broke up with him, while the relationship was very mature it was lacking in the passion department. While Adam really wanted their relationship to work it just didn't. 

They meet in a bar the night of Stephen's break up and though they start off with Stephen being a bit of an ass, they quickly find a connection and start talking in earnest about life and the relationship they just left behind. The night ends in Adam's apartment with a VERY hot and steamy encounter. Loved how it played out, it was more than just the casual sex after the long conversation they had before so it felt more "connected" (?), not sure how to really describe it, but it was nice that both of them communicated with each other not just when they were talking but also as they were acting upon their mutual attraction. 

Really liked this one, as I wrote above there isn't a distinct HEA since they are both on the rebound.. so IMO we get as much romance as we can from a very "non-romantic" situation. Yep, recommended :)  

Additional Details: Kindle Ebook, 73 pages, 25-26 August 2015 / On GoodReads

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