Reviewed by: Linda Tonis
Member of the Paranormal Romance Review Team
Toby Prentiss once a foster child and living on the street is now the general manager for the Duck and Drake Hotel in the Town of Stamford in Lincolnshire. He came a long way from his troubled childhood thanks to his boss and mentor Simon Winslake. He also has his best friend Tammy to keep him in line.
Rain Engel and his partner and friend Lucas have been hired to construct the new Canterbury Bar at the hotel. This job will change both Toby and Rain’s life. Rain was with his former boyfriend and lover Tommy for two years and just before he was going to propose Tommy decided he needed a change of scenery and took off for Monte Carlo leaving Rain a total mess until Lucas convinced him to start over in Lincolnshire. When Rain and Toby first laid eyes on each other it was lust at first sight and although Rain was not ready for a relationship he was more than ready for hot sex with Toby who seemed to push all his buttons
Both Rain and Toby have secrets from the pasts but the only thing they think about or do is have sex. We do find out about Toby’s childhood and what haunts Rain but unfortunately there was little story other than sex. I have read many books by Ms. Mac Nicol and loved them and I have read other M/M books by other authors as well but this book focused on sex and anything else was touched on very quickly.
I felt the book was slow moving and after a while the sex was just something I passed over. There ceases to be any interest in the sex when it is constant. The reason I gave this book 3 stars in spite of what I said about it not being my favorite was because of the characters not just the main ones but the secondary ones as well. I especially loved Tammy, Lucas and Simon who all had a story of their own.
As with all reviews they are only one persons opinion and although I found the sex to be overdone it might just be something you would love.