It’s just a friend thing.
Before confessing his gayness to his best friend, Tierney Terrebonne’s sex life is strictly restroom. After confessing his gayness to his best friend . . . it doesn’t improve much. Why bother trying when the man he’s loved for fourteen years (see: “best friend”) is totally unattainable? Good thing Tierney is an old hand at accepting defeat; all it takes is a bottle of bourbon. Or fifty. Repeat as needed.
Dalton Lehnart has a history of dating wealthy, damaged, closeted, lying, cheating, no-good, cowardly men, so of course he’s immediately attracted to Tierney Terrebonne. Fortunately, Tierney is so dissolute that even Dalton’s feelings for the man would be better described as pity. Which becomes sympathy as they get to know each other. Followed by compassion, concern, caring, and hopefulness as Tierney struggles to change his life. When the man comes out very publicly and enters rehab, Dalton finds himself downright attached to Tierney. And as everyone knows, after attachment comes . . .
But post-rehab Tierney can’t handle more than friendship, so Dalton should be safe from repeating his own past mistakes, right? Right?
Well, this book was intersting. I just bought the first one in the series as I loved the Romance loving hero who shows up here.
I struggled with this book because Tierney is exactly the kind of dude that you would beg Dalton not to date. Dalton would argue with you too like he does in this book that Tierney is worthy of time and love and because this is Romanceland, in the end he is right.
Closeted, homophobic, classist, drunk, with anger management issues with a dash of self centered, self hatred and cutting sarcasm. That is Tierney.
Dalton is not as round out of a character but he is isn't a doormat which makes me hang in there with this romance.
The post rock bottom part of the this book is really engaging though I would have liked a full commitment to yeah he is had an addiction.
I struggle to figure out the setting of this book in places and it makes me a little nuts.
So, interesting read about a pretty messed up hero.