I’d heard wonderful things about Roni Loren’s writing from blogging friends, and I have to say that they did not steer me wrong. The first title I’ve read from this author, and as an introduction to the Loving on the Edge series, this novella was the perfect choice.
Yours All Along
A nice mix of past perspective and present action bring the characters to life and light in Yours All Along, a friends to lovers romance with a twist. Hunter is engaged and feeling trapped in a life that has spun out of control. He’s unhappy and unsettled, but not sure why. His fiancé suggests he reconnect with his best friend / frat roommate from college.
Devon is putting his life together after his family turned their backs on him when he came out to them. His obvious visceral reactions to the hurts from his family and other homophobic reactions to him have always hurt, but Hunter was different – and they became fast friends.
The perspectives from the past inform the present day actions as we see the development of the relationship between the two, and Hunter’s confusion with the discovery of his sexuality is replayed in the present day as the two are reconnecting. And Poor Hunter, his fiancé is everything you want to hate in a woman: a gold-digging, manipulative, game player with endless tests for Hunter at the end of her leash. It’s a testament to Hunter’s honor that he didn’t run in the other direction, screaming.
The past infuses the present, made more emotional because of the added complications that life threw at them, and a spark that just won’t die. Wonderfully emotional with a solid sense of both characters and their very palpable attraction that is off the charts steamy. There are people who just click together, and Hunter and Devon are certainly that.
I’ve grabbed the earlier titles in this series and can’t wait to dive into them: I love stories and authors that transport me into the story, believing in the characters and their relationships.
Title: Yours All Along
Author: Roni Loren
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published by: Penguin, InterMix
Published on: 16 June, 2015
Source: Publisher via NetGalley
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The new Loving on the Edge romance from the New York Times bestselling author of Nothing Between Us turns on the heat between two men who wonder how much they’re willing to risk in the name of love.
Four years after an accident tore their friendship apart, Hunter and Devon are living separate lives. Hunter is now the all-America hero—a congressman’s son and a pro pitcher in Houston preparing to marry his beauty-queen girlfriend. Devon is in Dallas running a new restaurant.
But when Hunter unexpectedly shows up in Devon’s bar, Devon can’t turn him away. Damn it if the man isn’t still gorgeous. But engaged? Hell no. All he’s doing for Devon is bringing back memories of their college-roommate days, and the night their relationship went too far. Turns out Hunter has never forgotten it either.
Now Devon can’t help but be drawn in all over again by the only guy who’s ever gotten close enough to break his heart. Maybe one more night together would be enough for both of them to finally move on. Or maybe one night will change everything…
A copy of this title was provided via Publisher via NetGalley for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.