[Book 4 of Men Of Manhattan series]
I do love the characters in this series. We see a lot of them in this installment but this story is focused on Hawke’s Advertising owner Matthew Hawke who at thirty-eight decided that he’s actually more into men. Then he meets Drakon (weird name yeah?) at the gym and hit it off right away. With a very low self-esteem, Drakon didn’t think that he’s capable of doing something bigger despite having a degree and knowing a lot of stuff. Matt however sees his worth but also didn’t want to push Drakon too hard fearing that by doing so, he’d lose the man but first, he’s got to let him know the truth about him.
The story was very contrived from the beginning what will all the coincidence of all their meetings but it was smooth flowing all throughout. I loved that there was no big brouhaha on their relationship. It was like all of their concerns are merely small things that they could work on right away and then can live happily ever after. I mentioned how contrived the story was and maybe it was – with all of the gay couple in the series, the acceptance of their respective families and I don’t know – their circle was like a gay mecca of some sort. I’m not complaining about it but I can’t help but smirked in my head about the incredulity of it at some point. But hey, I loved this series so far and I can’t wait to see more of the characters have their own story. I’m particularly looking forward on reading Ryan and Ramos’s story (the homophobic Callahan brothers would be a dream for them, tbh)
Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Published September 24th 2014 by Wilde City Press