A magical weekend, a breathless declaration, a happy ever after . . . Right?
When Malcolm Kavanagh took his first step toward emotional maturity by declaring his love to Owen Watson, that was just the first chapter in their story. Anyone who's ever been in love knows that happy endings take a lot more work than that.
One problem: Malcolm has never been in love. He doesn't know the rules of a relationship and isn't confident enough to trust that his is real. He learns the ropes by sharing his life and his flat with Owen, but relationship boot camp proves a challenge. Everything is a struggle, from accepting Owen's low-status job to putting his boyfriend above his personal trainer.
Luckily, Owen knows a little more about relationships, and labors patiently to survive the first six weeks of their life together. From the art galleries of Cambridge to the tawdry majesty of the Dominion theatre, Owen adapts to England while Malcolm adapts to the whole human race. Maybe, if Owen is patient enough and Malcolm learns to give, the two of them can make it past Relationship Armageddon to a real happy ending.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The 2nd in the series and the 1st is a must-read before this one. It gives love at first sight true hope!
3.5 Stars ~Reviewed by FRANCESCA & posted at Under the Covers Book Blog “This book didn’t have the same intensity between the two characters as the first one did.” ~Under the Covers I thoroughly enjoyed the first book in this series and seeing Malcolm and Owen first get together. In CITY MOUSE, Owen has decided to stay and live in London with Malcolm and give their relationship a real try. But after their emotional weekend together, Malcolm returns to his high stress job and Owen goes in search of his job. And when he finds it, it’s not to Malcolm’s standards. CITY MOUSE basically deals primarily with the issues of a job on a relationship. From Malcolm’s absence due to working late hours, to him putting down Owen for not getting paid enough and working in a bad neighborhood. I liked that Owen stayed true to his character and didn’t let Malcolm steamroll over him. We’ve known Malcolm to be an ass from the beginning, and he still has a lot to grow and learn. However, this book didn’t have the same intensity between the two characters as the first one did. Yes, there were some hot moments but I was definitely missing something. I guess this was just ok for me, but it was nice to see them after the last page of their book and see that they are working on their relationship and learning to give and take. *ARC provided by publisher