Title: Beyond the Surface
Series: The Breakfast Club #1
Author: Felice Stevens
Genre: M/M Romance
Release Date: August 17, 2015
On 9/11, firefighter Nick Fletcher’s world changed forever. He's unable to rid himself of survivor’s guilt, made worse by the secret he hides from his family and co-workers. Nick's life is centered around helping burn victims, until he is reunited with the man he’d once loved but pushed away. Now he has a second chance at a love he thought lost forever.
For fashion designer Julian Cornell, appearances mean everything. His love affairs are strictly casual, and the only thing he cares about is making his clothing line a success. A chance encounter with the man he loved long ago has Julian thinking for the first time in years there may be more to life than being seen at the best parties and what designer labels to wear.
When Julian’s world takes an unexpected turn, it's Nick who helps him regain perspective on what matters most in life. Julian, in turn, helps Nick accept who he is and understand he isn’t responsible for tragedies he couldn't prevent. Lost love found can be even sweeter the second time around and after all the years apart, both men learn to look beyond the surface to find the men they are inside.
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5 out of 5 (exceptional)
I received this book from Enticing Journey Book Promotions in return for a fair and honest review.
I love the idea of getting a second chance at something and that is what this book is about. It talks about bigotry and prejudice, PTSD, survivor's guilt and so much more. This is an emotionally packed story that will sucker-punch you over and over and you won't be able to stop turning the pages!
There are so many things to say with this book but I don't want to give anything away so please excuse me for the vague references. There are many, many notable quotes in this book but I think my favourite may be "We've been given a second chance. Some people never even get a first."
This story shows just how much of a difference you can make if you take the chance and time to look beyond the surface of people. You may be surprised by what you find. So many characters that I loved and I can't wait for the next in this series.
The storyline is gripping, the sex is hot, the romance is sensual and the admiration I felt for these characters, all of the characters, is a testament to their believability! Absolutely stunning read, packed with emotions, HIGHLY recommended.
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I have always been a romantic at heart. I believe that while life is tough, there is always a happy ending just around the corner. I started reading traditional historical romances when I was a teenager, then life and law school got in the way. It wasn’t until I picked up a copy of Bertrice Small and became swept away to Queen Elizabeth’s court that my interest in romance novels became renewed.
But somewhere along the way, my tastes shifted. While I still enjoys a juicy Historical romance, I began experimenting with newer, more cutting edge genres and discovered the world of Male/Male romance. Once I picked up her first, I became so enamored of the authors, the character-driven stories and the overwhelming emotion of the books, I knew I wanted to write my own.
I live in New York City with my husband and two children and hopefully soon a cat of my own. My day begins with a lot of caffeine and ends with a glass or two of red wine. I practice law but daydream of a time when I can sit by a beach somewhere and write beautiful stories of men falling in love. Although there is bound to be angst along the way, a Happily Ever After is always guaranteed.