Bow ties are cool . . . but secrets, not so much.
Behind Robert Emeny’s cheerfully eccentric exterior lies a young heart battered and bruised by his past. He’s taken a job in a village primary school to make a fresh start, and love isn’t part of his plans. But then he’s knocked for six—literally—by a chance encounter with the uncle of two of his pupils.
Sean Grant works in pest control, lives on a council estate, and rides a motorbike. Robert is an ex–public schoolboy from a posh family who drives a classic car. On the face of it, they shouldn’t have anything in common. Yet Robert can’t resist Sean’s roguish grin, and passion sparks between them even after an excruciatingly embarrassing first date.
Too bad the past Robert’s hiding from is about to come looking for him. His increasingly ludicrous efforts to keep his secrets are pushing Sean away—but telling the truth could make Sean leave him for good.
Robert Emeny recently moved to Shamwell village in an attempt to make a fresh start after losing his job and his boyfriend. The last thing he wants is to start a new relationship, but Sean Grant's roguish good looks are proving hard to resist. But Robert has secrets that he's not willing to share and Sean and Robert are too different anyway. Do they even stand a chance to make things work?
I loved Sean, he was such a sweet, amazing guy all-around. Taking care of his nephews and helping his sick sister, fun and unassuming. I loved that he was so willing to make things work with Robert, even when Robert was making problems where there shouldn't be any if only he'd spoken up in time. I liked Robert, but really, I wanted to shake him up a bit. First with the not wanting to have a relationship, then with Sean's bisexuality and then with the damned secret. I could see the point of him not wanting everyone to know about Oliver, but he really went about it the wrong way. Oh well, it wouldn't have been half as angsty if it weren't for that, and it ultimately worked, but it was a tad annoying.
They did have a lot of chemistry and I just love opposites attract, so that worked great for me. Plus, the fact that they actually had fun together, were playful and sweet and hot while being intimate really added to the experience.
I adored Rose, she was amazing! The perfect friend to make Robert realize how he'd messed up and how to make up for it with Sean.
This book was such a delight to read! It was fun, enjoyable, with an amazing cast of characters, both main and secondary that just made the book even better. I'm looking forward to the next book in the series!
*** Copy provided to the reviewer via NetGalley for my reading pleasure, a review wasn't a requirement. ***