Never The Perfect Moment
Publisher: Amber Allure
Bryan Monroe has always catalogued his life in terms of moments—right moments, wrong moments, perfect moments. But when his best friend and partner on the police force, Chrys Delos, is shot in a raid gone bad, it’s one of the worst moments of Bryan’s life.
Bryan’s been secretly in love with Chrys for years, and the shooting is a wake-up call that it might be time to tell Chrys the truth. The problem is, Bryan’s never been with a man before, so in addition to worrying about Chrys’ injuries, he’s an indecisive wreck over the future.
But with the help of two unlikely matchmakers, Bryan knows it’s time to find the courage, and the perfect moment, to tell Chrys exactly how he feels…
This is a great little short to get you out of a book slump. Two cops. Best friends. One gay. One straight. As a ‘gay for you’ read it felt quite real. We start the book where Bryan admits he has feelings for his best friend and cop partner Chrys, so we don’t go through the whole ‘coming to terms’ with it drama. I loved the angle of this story – when is the perfect moment for Bryan to tell Chrys he loves him? He desperately needs to tell Chrys how he feels but it’s never the right time. When Chrys is shot in the shoulder and is recuperating at home, Bryan doesn’t tell him. He kisses him instead. Perfect moment.
“I’d have a lot of regrets. Just because I haven’t been with a man before doesn’t mean I can’t be. Do you want to know what I was thinking about earlier, you know, when you kissed me?”
“Hopefully kissing me again?”
Bryan moaned as he remembered. “Throwing you against the wall. Kissing you until you couldn’t breathe.”
Grab a cuppa and enjoy a lovely, full of emotion short read.
Reviewed by RJ