For Ethan Walker, going through the motions of life, keeping his distance, and never getting attached has become the mantra he lives by. Success is measured by how many hours he can work and how little attention he can draw. That was until he landed on Beau Bennett’s radar. Until Beau, Ethan had never met a man who could get him to question his own logic and even consider taking a different path.
Beau Bennett knows exactly who he is—now. It might’ve taken him some time to figure it out, but now that he has his bearings, Beau has set his sights on the mysteriously sexy Ethan Walker. Pursuing someone has never been his style, but something is telling him to keep at it because the end result is going to be worth it.
Now that they’ve found one another, how long will it take Ethan and Beau to accept that their place in the world is...Together?
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“Son of a—” Ethan bit off the last word, the sound of his wrench hitting the corrugated metal wall satisfying what was left of his curse.
“Whoa.” Zane’s voice echoed through the large, open space, and Ethan turned to face his younger brother. “Someone piss in your Wheaties this morning?”
“Fuck off,” Ethan growled, hopefully low enough for Zane not to hear him while still giving him the satisfaction of saying the words.
“I heard that,” Zane said with a grin. “You got any coffee in this place?”
“You don’t drink coffee,” Ethan retorted as he went to pick up the wrench he’d launched across the room.
“No, but you could use a cup,” Zane declared. “Or ten.”
Zane muttered the last two words, but Ethan heard them loud and clear. He clamped his jaw shut to keep from saying anything. His mood was bad enough; he didn’t need to let Zane get to him right now. And truth be told, he really could use some coffee.
And maybe a personality transplant.
“Where’s Blake?” Zane asked as Ethan followed him into the small office that Ethan occupied from time to time. Zane had previously used the office as well when he had worked for Walker Demolition. Since he had moved on to run one of the clubs at Alluring Indulgence Resort, Ethan was the only one who spent any time in there, and even that was limited.
“He quit this morning.” One of the main reasons Ethan had resorted to throwing tools so early in the day.
“What the fuck, man?”
Ethan looked up at Zane, pausing in his pursuit of coffee. As he slid the pot out from the coffeemaker, he rolled his eyes. “Sorry, didn’t realize you needed a translator.”
“Shut it. Why’d he quit?” Zane asked, dropping into the chair and leaning far enough back that it looked like he would tip over at any second. Maybe he would, and then Ethan could laugh for the first time that day.
“He’s moving on,” Ethan answered, trying to be politically correct. He’d rather say “Because he’s an asshole,” but that would sound personal.
“What are you going to do now?”
Ethan finished pouring his coffee and carried it over to the desk cluttered with papers and parts. Lowering himself into his chair, he lifted his ball cap and scratched his head before dropping it back in place. “I’m gonna work. What the hell did you think I was going to do?”
“You know what I mean. You can lay off being a dick. I’m not here to give you a hard time.”
“Why the hell are you here, then?” It wasn’t like any of his brothers stopped by just to shoot the shit. Granted, Ethan saw them several times a week, but that was usually at his parents’ house or at Moonshiners.
“Oh, yeah, that.” Zane smirked. “Zoey’s in labor.”
“What the hell!” Ethan bolted up out of his chair, knocking over his coffee cup in the process. “Son of a fucking bitch.”
“Chill, bro. You need to calm the fuck down, you know that?”
Ethan was too busy grabbing napkins and throwing them at the spill to respond. Probably a good thing for Zane too because Ethan wasn’t in the mood to put up with his cocky-ass attitude. It was only eight thirty in the morning, and he’d been working for three hours already. He was tired, and yes, he was in a foul fucking mood.
Once he mopped up the mess, he grabbed his keys and his wallet from the desk drawer, took his Stetson off the hat rack on the wall, and tossed his ball cap on the desk. “What the hell are you waiting for? Are they at the hospital?”
“Yup.” Zane grinned as he got to his feet slowly, obviously testing Ethan’s patience.
“You coming?” Ethan asked, not bothering to look back at his younger brother. If he weren’t so damn tired, he’d put Zane in a headlock and take him to the ground like he’d done more times than he could count when they were kids. They were pretty well matched in height and weight now, but Ethan was confident he could do it. The idea put a smile on his face for the first time that day.
“Meet you there,” Zane hollered over his shoulder as he raced to his Jeep. “Don’t worry, we’ll be there when your slow ass gets there.”
Ethan would’ve responded with a “fuck off,” but Zane was jumping in his Jeep and peeling out of the gravel lot before he had the chance.
As soon as he was behind the wheel, Ethan grabbed his cell phone and hit Zane’s number. When his brother picked up, he said, “What hospital are they at, jackass?”
He was answered by a rumbling chuckle. “St. David’s in Round Rock. Need me to wait for you?”
“I’ll see you there,” he snarled and hung up the phone. And yes, Ethan had to give Zane credit, he did have another smile on his face. Brief, but visible.
TWENTY MINUTES LATER, Ethan’s mood had darkened once again. That’s what happened when he was left with too much time to think.
With a forced smile on his face, he strolled into the Labor and Delivery waiting room, searching for a family member. Any family member. He spotted Travis, Gage, and Kylie first. They were sitting on a couch on the far side of the room against a wall of windows, looking like the loving, attentive threesome that Ethan knew them to be. Odd how they appeared to be cast with halos from the sun shining in behind them.
You’re losing it, Walker.
Trying to ignore the irritating voice in his head, Ethan headed in their direction. As he made his way over, he caught a glimpse of Zane standing in a corner beside V, who was sitting in a chair talking to Beau Bennett.
After a quick nod of acknowledgment, he made a point not to look their way again. With the smirk on Zane’s face, Ethan knew his little brother was still trying to piss him off. That’s what Zane did. It irritated the shit out of him. Still, every time Ethan thought about the pain in the ass he knew his brother aimed to be, Ethan was still glad to have Zane back to his old ornery self. After the attack that Zane endured a year ago, Ethan had promised himself—and God—that he would be as tolerant as possible as long as Zane would pull through.
“Hey,” Ethan greeted Travis quietly as he approached. “How is she?”
“All is good,” Kylie assured him with a grin. “A nurse came out a few minutes ago. She said it shouldn’t be long.”
“Where’s Mom and Dad?” Ethan asked Kylie, since she seemed to be the only one in a chatty mood.
This time Travis was the one to answer, with a swift tilt of his chin toward the other side of the room. Looking back over his shoulder, Ethan saw his parents sitting side by side in an alcove, his father’s arm around his mother’s slender shoulders. They were huddled close together laughing as they flipped through what appeared to be a photo album. Probably Kaleb’s, if he had to guess.
Ethan scanned the room looking for the twins and Sawyer, but he didn’t see any of them. As he was turning back to face Travis, he couldn’t resist the urge to look at Beau. They made eye contact, and there was that damned rush of adrenaline that lit Ethan up from the inside.
He tried not to notice how imposing Beau looked, just sitting innocently in a chair talking to V, muscles relaxed. Or how good he looked with that black Stetson tipped low on his head, blond hair peeking out from behind his ears, angular jaw and slightly crooked nose making his face as beautiful as it was rugged.
Promptly turning away, he ordered his brain to focus on the reason he was here. It damn sure wasn’t to ogle Beau. Ever since New Year’s Eve at the resort, he had managed to successfully put distance between them, seeing Beau only when absolutely unavoidable. And after all that hard work to stay away, he would definitely not be going there again.
He was there for more important things. Like the new baby that Zoey and Kaleb were about to have.
Holy fuck, he was going to be an uncle.
Oddly, the idea of becoming an uncle was the equivalent of being told he’d just been elected president. He felt bigger all of a sudden, like he could take on the world, and he had no idea why.
Ethan knew his brother Kaleb was excited as well, if not a little overprotective. Okay, so Kaleb was a lot overprotective, but still, Ethan somehow felt like he understood him.
A baby. The most precious gift they could’ve been given.
There was no way to rationalize what he was feeling or even why, but Ethan was anxious to become an uncle. Maybe because he knew he would never have children of his own, and at twenty-eight, he had actually come to accept that fate. After all, he had to commit to a relationship before he would commit to a family. Since that wasn’t about to happen, Ethan would settle for spoiling some nieces and nephews if his brothers were willing.
It was too bad he would never be able to find what some of his brothers seemed to be finding these days. It wasn’t that it wasn’t possible; Ethan just didn’t see it happening anytime soon or in the future. As tempting as the idea had become in recent months, he knew it was just out of his grasp. The reward not quite worth the risk.
Speaking of risk . . .
His mind drifted to the argument he’d had with Blake earlier that morning. As soon as Blake showed up at the shop—late, of course—Ethan had been irritated with him. Specifically, the ill-timed ultimatum that Blake had offered him. As it would seem, Blake wasn’t in agreement with Ethan’s way of thinking. At all.
Yes, Ethan was gay. Blake hadn’t been telling him anything he didn’t already know when he felt the need to rant at Ethan first thing in the morning. Ethan accepted who he was. Had accepted it since he was young and confused, knowing full well he was different from his brothers, but not able to control his feelings.
Had it not been for the small town that he lived in, and the hell he’d already lived through, Ethan might’ve actually been able to live his life openly as a proud gay man. But in the rural town of Coyote Ridge, he didn’t have that luxury. Hell, he had never even come out and told his parents, although he knew they weren’t oblivious to what was going on around them. Ethan didn’t doubt for a second that they would support him wholeheartedly if he ever had the desire to open up to them, but he wasn’t willing to put them through it.
Living in a small town, his parents were a vital part of the community, and he had already experienced hell on earth, the least of which were the hateful, bigoted comments he endured on nearly a weekly basis. As long as he had a say in the matter, he was not putting his family through it, too.
People weren’t as open-minded as they claimed to be. Fortunately—or unfortunately, depending on how you looked at it—he’d learned his lesson early on. Knew exactly the sort of mistakes he wouldn’t make again. And, dumbass that he was, he had thought Blake understood that. Had actually believed they were on the same page.
Shit, they weren’t even in the same book.
“Walker family?” a sweet yet authoritative voice called from behind him, and there was a rustle of activity as most of the occupants in the waiting area shuffled toward the nurse standing in the doorway with a huge smile on her face.
“The doctor is still in with baby and mom, but dad asked me to come out and tell you that everything is fine.”
His mother’s sob of joy had everyone turning to look at her. Instinct kicked in, and Ethan immediately moved to her side, putting his arm around her at the same time his dad did.
“When can we go in and see them?” Curtis asked gruffly, his booming voice the equivalent of yelling in a canyon, which meant everyone probably heard him for miles.
“Just as soon as we get them all settled. But I suggest you go down to the nursery first. In a few minutes, we’ll take the baby in and get him all cleaned up.”
They had been told the baby was a boy, but hearing the nurse confirm sent a rush of excitement through Ethan. He had a nephew.
Another delighted sob slash chuckle from his mother, and the group laughed, turning to congratulate each other as though they actually had something to do with the blessed event. Ethan grinned like a fool. He couldn’t help himself. Hearing that the baby was doing well and they wouldn’t have to wait much longer to finally meet him, he felt something loosen inside of him. Don’t ask him why he’d been anxious lately, but he had.
He joined the chaotic excitement, returning the brotherly embrace from Zane, then from Travis and Gage. But when Ethan came face-to-face with Beau, he froze. Turning, Ethan hugged Kylie and then moved out of the group as fast as his legs would carry him.
“What’d I miss?” Sawyer’s voice thundered from behind them as the group dispersed.
“Where are the twins?” Ethan asked. They should’ve been there for this.
“On the way. Brendon had to stop and get something,” Sawyer explained, a suspicious smirk on his face.
As though that was the cue, Ethan’s attention was snagged by a bushel of color coming in through the door to the waiting room. What the hell is that?
A round of laughter erupted as they all realized Braydon was hidden behind a wall of balloons and trying to squeeze through the doorway. More balloons than Ethan had ever seen in one place. Bright jewel tones—red and green and blue and yellow—hovered above Braydon’s head like a cloud.
“What the fu—” Travis muttered, the curse word cut off when Kylie placed her hand over his mouth.
“There is no way you’re gonna get all of those balloons in that little room,” Kylie informed them with a beaming smile as the twins made their way toward the middle of the waiting area, where everyone was now milling about.
Braydon looked up at his collection, then back to Kylie, a grin forming. “No problem.”
Pulling off one of the strings, he handed a single green balloon to Kylie. When he went to hand one to Travis, the oldest of them all simply frowned at Braydon.
“No? None for you? Fine.” From there, Braydon started going from one person to another—even complete strangers—handing out balloons. There obviously weren’t enough people in the waiting room, but that didn’t seem to stop Braydon; he just made his way out into the hall. Ethan knew he’d have all the balloons handed out in no time. The guy was crazy.
“What are you doing?” Another familiar voice sounded from the hallway. A strangled laugh was then followed by “No. I don’t want a damn balloon.”
As he watched his cousin Jared Walker—also known as the new man in charge of Walker Demolition—make his way into the waiting room, he considered escaping while everyone’s attention was diverted. Ethan prepared himself for the confrontation that he expected to come.
When Jared looked his way, Ethan nodded in acknowledgment but sent up a silent prayer that his cousin wouldn’t stop to chat. He didn’t have anything to say to the guy. Especially after the last couple of conversations they’d had.
Granted, Ethan respected the fact that Travis had hired Jared to come in and manage Walker Demolition now that he was fully immersed in the new resort, but that didn’t mean Ethan liked the guy. Okay, so he liked the guy; he just wasn’t fond of the ass-chewing he had received on Blake’s behalf.
Technically, up until that morning, Blake had been an employee of Walker Demolition, and Ethan didn’t understand why he had to be the one to take the heat every time Blake fucked up. Which had been frequently, Ethan knew.
Blake wasn’t the most reliable, didn’t usually come into work on time, and sometimes disappeared for a couple of days without bothering to even call and let Ethan know where he was. And despite the fact that Ethan had been dating him—for lack of a better term—he wasn’t his keeper. Nor was he his boss. Not that Jared seemed to understand that. So, needless to say, they’d butted heads since the day Jared showed up right around the first of the year.
Now that Blake wasn’t working for them, Ethan wondered if that would help the strained relationship that had started to develop since the first week of January when Jared had shown up out of the blue. There was a story behind his cousin’s relocation to Coyote Ridge, but out of respect to Jared, Ethan had never tried to get to the root of it. Watching as Jared shook hands with Travis and then Curtis, Ethan started to wonder why he hadn’t put forth the effort.
It wasn’t like Ethan had wanted anything to do with running the family business. He had more than enough to do in the mechanic shop, and that’s actually where he wanted to stay. He liked being out of the limelight, staying in the shadows and not having to deal with any of the political bullshit. Jared seemed to be suited perfectly for the job, although Ethan knew for a fact that if he needed his cousin to get his hands dirty and help out in the shop, he’d be capable of doing that as well.
Hmmm . . . he certainly wasn’t going to tell Jared that Blake quit, that was for damn sure. The last thing he needed was some nosey family member getting all up in his business.
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Ethan (Alluring Indulgence #5) by Nicole Edwards Ethan is a male / male erotic romance; if you have not read the prior books in the Alluring Indulgence series this book can absolutely be read stand alone though do be warned though I think it will leave you wanting to know the rest of the Walker men so be prepared to 1-click the prior books in the series. For those of you who have read the prior books in the series this is Ethan's story the second youngest Walker sibling and as Holidays with the Walker Brothers revealed this book is Ethan Walker and Beau Bennett's story. As I sit here and type this I am struggling to find the words to express just how much this book touched me; it is by far the most emotionally charged book Ms Edwards has written and is one of the top m/m books I have read check that one of the top books I have read in any genre. Ms Edwards has proven to countless readers in prior books that love is love and in that vein Ethan does not disappoint. The love and connection between Ethan and Beau is not about them both being male but them being soul mates. I know that is an overused terms but in this book Ms Edwards demonstrated in countless scenes how these two men truly make each better and are meant to be together. The reader is shown this connection in the prologue, yes in the prologue is clear the pull these two have toward each other, the tension is palpable and the imagery so well done you will see tousled inside of Alluring Indulgence on New Year Eve! It was so well done, it pulls the reader in and will have you wanting to know how Ethan and Beau find each other. I thoroughly enjoyed the masterful way Ms Edwards unraveled the man Lorrie Walker has called her loner. The reasons behind Ethan Walker keeping his head down and keeping to himself even distancing himself from his brothers pull at my heart and at times make me sick to my stomach. No, I absolutely will not tell you Ethan's past as I want you to experience the heartache as Ms Edwards slowly and masterfully reveals it to the reader. The level of emotion Ms Edwards pulls from the readers proves to me she continues to improve with each book; the layers of emotion I felt will have this story sticking with me for sometime to come. Wait, let me amend that I think Ethan and Beau will forever have a place in my heart. Oh I must add that Curtis Walker is the best patriarch ever. I am so thrilled to see Curtis listed as an upcoming release in the Alluring Indulgence series because I so want to know the backstory for Curtis and Lorrie Walker. I should also note Lorrie brought tears to my eyes, her desire to support Beau made we want to hug her and yes, you will know the scene when you get to it. Sawyer in big brother mode adds a dimension to his man what will leaving you wanting more of him. Sawyer (the second oldest Walker sibling) was used to really open up the storyline, to add depth of emotion, and to remind Ethan that things that happen to you also effect those around you. Speaking of big brother, yes the oldest Walker sibling Travis also has a touching big brother moment. And although Zane (the youngest Walker) too has some serious moments as he and Beau being best friends have a deep share past, he will also remind you why he has always made the reader laugh! So I told you what I loved, well in this book there were things I hated; I bet you thought you would never hear me say that about a Nicole Edwards book as it is no secret I am big fan of her writing. Well, in this book Ms Edwards got me to hate; hate secondary characters with such distain they made my stomach turn. I literarily said Omg out loud during chapter 25 for the swing of emotion Ms Edwards has the reader experiencing. It was so well done, breaking my heart and sadly reminding me that some people make me sick. Poor E (yes Ethan nickname is E) And as I have said before that level emotion for me equals 5 stars because getting readers to feel, to feel as if these characters are real truly hurting others is a thing of pure genius. This book for me was a journey to a past that was required before Ethan the man could move forward. And stepping forward for Ethan was about more than just expression what happened but working to overcome and accept it (yes I loved how seriously Ms Edwards handled the topics addressed in this book). For Ethan this is a move forward into the arms of the man he was meant to be with! This book was emotionally powerful but not to be outdone by her prior books Ethan was one heck of a hot read. Ms Edwards again has weaved hot sex with emotion. Ethan and Beau made sex hot, fun and endearing; their first's chat during sex was almost as wonderful as them being responsible and the moment that decide to take it to next level (yes I am being vague). Sex in this book is laced with a connection that had you knowing the first time these two connect that they are meant to find a way to be together; and that journey was so wonderful I almost wish I could re-read this book just to experience it again. Many of us feel in love with big Beau in Zane (book 2) well in Ethan we finally get dominate Beau and let me just say he is sexy as all get up!!! As this book comes to a close the reader sees the love and support we all knew the Walker family would show Ethan, it also comes from an unexpected place and I for one hope we learn more about Mack the bartender from Moonshiners! Chapter 42 was wonderful, I love the play into the first two lines. And epilogue was heartfelt with amazing dynamics and heat they might light your kindle on fire!!! Ending an emotional read with a huge smile for the reader and a warm fuzzy feeling in your heart! There were so many scenes in this book that reminding me why I love the walker family so much. ps speaking of family scene one last thing, I love Uncle Ethan Thank you to Ms Edwards for this family that is a must-click because they have a permanent place in my heart!
I am so not into reading about guy on guy sex but I have enjoyed all the previous books in this series so I went for it. I'm glad I did. It was an enjoyable read, it gave insight to another one of Walker brothers. I love the way Nicole Edwards writes and I'm glad she gave Ethan his own book. If she hadn't it would have left a void in this series
I have loved this entire series but this one is the best. This wasn't the easiest book to read because of the topics that were covered. It was heartbreaking but uplifting at the same time. Nicole Edwards has a way of writing that brings you right into the story. You feel as though you are standing right there next to the characters, experiencing all that they are as they are. When they hurt, so do you, when they feel joy, so do you. The difficult topics that were handled in this book weren't sugarcoated, they were laid out there in a most realistic manner. Each of the topics in and of themselves are extreme and difficult but this author was able to blend bullying, bigotry and suicide, just to name a few, into a beautiful story of love, redemption and family. I'm not sure how Nicole Edwards can top this one but I'm excited to see what she has in store for the rest of the Walker family.
Just have to say I loved Ethans books! The story makes you want to hug Ethan as if he was a real person,I was crying and laughing for him and Beau! And was ready to stand with the Walkers to fight,love the way Ms.Edwards draws you in . I wish this was a real family, the way the Walkers love this World would be a better place if they were in it. If you Love Nicole Edwards writing your going love this book! Cant wait for the next book.
5 Stars from Sammy's Book Obsession! I chose to buy and read this book because I am absolutely in love with Nicole Edwards' Alluring Indulgence series!! This was my very first strictly M/M book! This was a beautiful love story that was H.O.T! The author does a wonderful job of reeling you in and keeping you hooked from cover to cover! I was slightly leery about breaking into the M/M genre, because I've never read it before and have never really been interested in it either. This book blew every negative thought and trepidation out of the water entirely! My hesitation to read M/M was short-lived anyway, because there was no possible way I could skip a single piece of the Walker family's story! It was very well written, as all of this author's work is. Loved it!
This is book # 5 in the Alluring Indulgence series. It can be read as a standalone novel, but reader may enjoy further and understand better by reading in the order intended. Ethan and Beau have been playing a game of cat and mouse for some time. They both have feelings for one another. They both are very attracted to each other. Only one of them is openly out though. Ethan had such a traumatic experience in his past, he is afraid to come forward and tell his family. He is not sure how they would react, and it scares him. After what he has been through, he is very cautious in his love life. This is an amazing story of love and acceptance. It is also so dang hot to see those Walker Brothers defend their own! Hard to put down, and worth every minute.
I thought this a beautiful story of love, forgiveness, truth and courage. This is my favorite one in the series so far.
Another heart warming story of family love. Don't get me wrong it was HOT. All of her stories are just the best and can't wait for number 6 Braydon in her Alluring Indulgence series. But make sure you read her club destiny series first then these. There is not a bad book in the bunch
This story had me hooked from the beginning!! The chemistry between the characters are awesome! Great author I can't wait to read more definitely recommend this
I loved reading Ethan's story! I have all the books in the Alluring Indulgence series and this one has the best love story. Can't wait to read the next books.
Story was ok.. not my favorite in the series.
Another great read from Nicole Edwards. Looking forward to more.
Nicole did another great job. I recommend reading the series in the order presented, as other characters stories are updated as you go. Can't wait for the next in the series!
I have been waiting to see how the author was going to handle Ethan. I could not put the book down. It was tastefully written and can't wait to hear more about the two when the next book comes out.
Ethan by Nicole Edwards Rating 5 Stars Summary: How long did it take you to find your place in the world? For Ethan Walker, going through the motions of life, keeping his distance and never getting attached has become the mantra he lives by. Success is measured by how many hours he can work and how little attention he can draw. That was until he landed on Beau Bennett’s radar. Until Beau, Ethan had never met a man who could get him to question his own logic and even consider taking a different path. Beau Bennett knows exactly who he is - now. It might’ve taken him some time to figure it out, but now that he has his bearings, Beau has set his sights on the mysteriously sexy Ethan Walker. Pursuing someone has never been his style, but something is telling him to keep at it because the end result is going to be worth it. Now that they’ve found one another, how long will it take Ethan and Beau to accept that their place in the world is... Together? Warning: This book contains sexual encounters and graphic language that some readers may find objectionable, including, but not limited to: m/m encounters, anal sex. Contains graphic material that is not suitable for anyone under the age of 18 My Thoughts: Nicole has done it again. I have been waiting to read this book since I read Holidays with the Walkers. I knew it was going to be a seriously emotional story. I LOVED this book. I couldn't put it down. Which means I read it very quickly...HAHA I always do that to myself. I wait no so patiently for a book then when it comes out I read it in one sitting. :) Nicole did an amazing job telling this story. I felt every emotion right along with the characters. I know that sometimes hate and ignorance can make people do some cruel things to others. I wasn't expecting some of the twists Nicole gave us in this story. Each and everything that happened had a lot of meaning and it really touched me. I hope that reading this book can help people with overcoming obstacles that they face in their life. Behind this sexy story there were many inspirational aspects. Love for one can help heal wounds and set you free. Not being afraid to stand up for what you believe in. ALWAYS lean on family and loved ones because they have your back. Thank you for this great story Nicole!
I Love Nicole Edwards. Ethan, is very good, yet I loved the first four more. AWESOME SEX, Full of fun and Hot men....A MUST BUY!!!!! I have all her books there worth every penny. Congrats Ms Edwards, you did it again. Can't wait for #6. Brayden Please visit her website, you won't be disappointed. ITS AWESOME!!!!
rst thing I want to say before I even start this review is how proud I am to be among such incredible women and authors. The fact that I have met so many women that love this type of story is astounding to me, and I give Kudos to all of my friends and authors that brave the world and read or write M/M love stories. I believe that everyone deserves to love and have love in their life no matter what their sexual preferences are. I love the fact that so many of us readers find these types of love stories as hot as I do and get seriously turned on by it. I guess I can see why men get so turned on by watching two women now. Nicole Edwards has done it again, there is no stopping her. There are no words because she uses them all and always in the best way possible. Her stories always come to life for me. Ethan’s story (Beau’s too) is a beautiful and emotional story of love, acceptance and tolerance. When I say the word tolerance In that last sentence I am talking about it from Ethan‘s, his family and Beau’s perspective. They are the ones that have to endure the people that are not accepting of who they are or who they choose to love. So this story is more than just a love story. There was much truth behind the words of this story. I found my heart hurting on more than one occasion as I learned why Ethan was the way he was and the reasons for his actions. He tried to be invisible but to me he was the most visible of all the Walker brothers. Not that the other Walker brothers did not deserve the love they found, don’t mistake me because yes they all did and I loved every second of it. Ethan’s path was just harder so I felt closer to him than the others. It was the moments of intimacy that gripped me, I never once felt like I was reading about two gay men. I was reading about a couple falling in love and that is all that mattered. The love scenes between Ethan and Beau were as beautiful as they were erotic. Sex with just a man is new for Beau, he had never been with a man one on one and had only recently accepted who he really was. The first time for both Ethan and Beau was really sensual and sexy as hell. Nicole Edwards writes sex whether M/M, M/F/M like no other and although my review is not all about the hot smoking sex there is still plenty of it. There is enough for at least four giant O’s or more. LOL I just wish I could express in words how much this story made me feel. I have read other M/M books I did love them but none had as much realism as this story. I want you all to get clicking and enjoy this amazing story, I know that is will not take too much persuasion to get you to do it.
I have to say I was a bit skeptical of reading this book. I never read a book of two guys but given that I read all the other Walker books I could't pass up Ethan. Although there is sex involved between two men, there is more to them that the sex, there is a love story and an inner struggle within Ethan to make the relationship work. It's a beautiful love story and everyone should get to enjoy.
I wasn't sure I would like this book due to its subject matter, but I found it to be just as compelling as any other love story, maybe more so due to the hate that the characters faced from so many. It was very satisfying for me when Ethan and Beau discovered their love for each other. I really love all of the books I have read by Nicole Edwards and am anxious for the next one.