The Enlightenment of Daniel

The Enlightenment of Daniel

by Eli Easton

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ISBN-13: 9781627983921
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Publication date: 12/18/2013
Series: Sex in Seattle , #2
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 441,547
File size: 707 KB

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The Enlightenment of Daniel 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
MrsConditReadsBooks More than 1 year ago
As I continue to read through one of my favorite author’s backlist I become more and more impressed with Eli Easton’s story telling abilities. “The Enlightenment of Daniel” is the second book in the Sex in Seattle series. I loved the humor and pathos in the first book so I was not surprised at all that these same characteristics were standout in the second one. The characters were so well developed, which is an important part of the enjoyment of any book for me, especially a romance. I adored Nick for his steadfast love of his children and his deep seated fear of losing them should he and his wife divorce. He has been frozen into inaction in a loveless marriage for many years because of his panic at the thought of not having them in his life. Nick’s young teenaged daughter Jenny was perfectly written. The poor girl has been caged in a personality that did not suit her, thanks to her mother and grandmother. It was so delightful to watch her blossom. Nick’s son, aged 8 during the majority of the book, is a happy-go-luck little boy who just wants to play and enjoy his father. The MC I truly fell in love with was Daniel. Watching him plan every move of determining whether he is gay, then figuring out a strategy and setting up his line of attack to get Nick and the kids out of the situation they are in was so much fun. The fact that he let almost everyone have their HEA was a delightful bonus. Seeing Dr. Jack, the sex therapist, and his partner Tony, whom we met in the first book, was delightful. They gave us some background that made this story click without the reader having to endure an information dump. Sweet love, hot sex, great characters, beautiful location settings…what more could you want? How about the return at the end of someone you hated to lose early in the story? Satisfied smiles all around.
GWHIZ_VI More than 1 year ago
I love Daniel and I love the way everyone got a HEA in the end--even the Marcie the ex wife. I love how the kids best interests were placed first by the main characters. Good read. Strong characters
CrystalMarie218 More than 1 year ago
And we have a hit out of the park for Enlightenment of Daniel. Second book in Eli Easton’s Sex in Seattle series – which brings the characters together in an upscale sex therapy clinic – this story hit all the right notes. This is a multi point of view story – most of it from Daniel and Nick’s POV, but the author added a third point of view, which usually I dislike but I have to admit worked perfectly here. Daniel, in trying to deal with his father’s coming death, also suddenly has to deal with feelings for his best friend that shocked him. Was he gay? Or did he just need to get laid? After seeing Dr. Halloran *from the first book in the series The Trouble with Tony* Daniel soon is very sure of his sexuality and the one person he wants more than anything is his best friend Nick, who is bisexual. One huge problem. Nick’s married with two kids. In many books, this could be a major bad thing, but it’s obvious Nick and Marcia’s marriage is a sham and going downhill fast. When it comes out that she is using their children to keep Nick in the marriage, well, as a reader, I was completely behind when Daniel, his father, and their lawyer effectively go to war to get Nick divorced from Marcia without her destroying his life. (Which incidentally almost brought tears to my eyes.) When the boom is lowered into Marcia’s lap, I love how Ms. Easton played it. The actual reason Nick’s Ex signed the papers made so much sense because even though we were not told in so many words, as a reader I knew what Marcia had to be thinking when she read a letter from her deceased father. That the author then brought everything and everyone important together in the epilogue… well, I was one very happy person. A Definite 5 stars and I can hardly wait to jump into the third in the series, The Mating of Michael. Reviewed by a-nony-mouse for Crystal’s Many Reviewers *Copy provided for review*
AGoodell More than 1 year ago
This is book two in the Sex in Seattle series. And I have to say, I goofed and read Michael’s book as book two. Reading them out of order didn’t do anything to confuse me or lessen my opinion in anyway. All of these can be read as stand alone.  This one has lots of players, Daniel, Daniel father Frank, Daniel business partner and best friend Nick, Nick’s wife Marcia and their two children and Marcia’s mother.  Daniel and Nick are at a business meeting in Hong Kong when Daniel at age 34, has his first gay sexual thought about Nick. This freaks him out and he seeks the help of Dr. Halloran and Expanded Horizons. After discussing the issue and getting guidance from Michael, Daniel now believes, he’s GFY with Nick, he just needs to prove to Nick that this is not a one night thing, that Daniel loves him and wants a life with him and Nick’s kids. Nick has always known he was bi-sexual. But years ago, he’s wife found some gay porn on his computer and ever since then has been toeing the line, so she doesn’t take the children away from him. Now Daniel has opened his eyes to a bright new world, can he really believe it’s true?  My one HUGE issue with this book, too much whiny female in my male/male book! If I wanted that much whine I would pick up a MF book (which I stopped reading for that very reason). I get that Daniel is now discovering himself and GFY, I get that Nick is married and needs out of that relationship first, even though we did get slip and they did cheat. But Marcia doesn’t need to be the focus of MM story.  I did enjoy that Daniel tried to build a relationship with the kids, knowing they would be a big part of Nick’s world.  I liked that Frank and Daniel bonded and forgave at the end of Frank’s life.  I was given a copy of this book for an honest review by Crystals Many reviews
Anonymous More than 1 year ago