The Personal series:
- Making It Personal (book #1) – click here for review
- More Than Personal (book #2)
- Personal Changes (book #3) – click here for review
- Personal Secrets (book #4) – in this review
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Blake Davis and husband Will are delighted when Ed Fellows turns up at the hospital the night their daughter is born—even if he is covered in mud from playing rugby and drunk out of his skull. Team-mate Colin is the Good Samaritan who drives him there, and when Colin takes Ed home, Colin finds himself on the receiving end of a blow-job. He has no problem with that whatsoever. He’s been in lust with Ed since Ed joined the rugby team some fourteen months ago. Only thing is, Colin’s assumed up ’til now that Ed is straight. Except the man sucking him off certainly didn’t seem straight….
Talk about the morning after the night before…. Ed awakens to find a nearly-naked Colin asleep on his sofa. The problem is that for some reason, he can’t get Colin out of his mind. Okay, so it wasn’t the first blow-job Ed’s ever gotten from a guy—or given, for that matter—but that was a long time ago, right? And why does Ed now want more?
With friends Rick, Angelo, Blake and Will to advise him, Ed finds himself on a completely unfamiliar road, as he struggles to accept that maybe the line he is walking isn’t as straight as he’d first imagined…
So what did I think?
This is the sort of story that I love to curl up in bed with, knowing I’m in for a treat – the story will be sweet, the sex will be hot and the ending will be happy – and Personal Secrets did not disappoint.
For a start, how could you not like Ed? He’s big, he plays rugby and he’s discovering that he likes – really likes – Colin. I loved Ed and Colin’s journey as they discovered how compatible they were sexually but how both were a little unsure of the whole emotional involvement as their relationship headed that way. There is focus on Ed’s insecurities as he wonders whether he is ‘gay enough’ to keep Colin. It was sweet to see how insecure he was about his own attractiveness although Colin obviously thought he was gorgeous.
This is a story of finding out what the heart wants and the challenges to be faced. For Colin, coming out to the rugby team is relatively easy. He doesn’t advertise but he doesn’t hide who he is. For Ed, the story is very different and I loved to see his coming out journey – coming out to himself, to his team mates, to his closest friends, to his work colleagues, him mum and the rest of his family. It was emotional without being over the top dramatic.
There was some drama that had a slight soap-opera feel, particularly with Blake’s new PA but this could be forgiven in the overall scheme of the story. It was wonderful to see appearances of the characters from the previous books, particularly Blake, Will and their little baby.
This was warm and sexy and a nice end to the series.
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