Liam Noble has a hard time talking to guys. When he meets the sexy Jordan McKelvey he's more than speechless.
When Liam Noble meets Jordan McKelvey the sparks fly, but Liam is too shy to act. Because Liam is so quiet in person, Jordan wonders if his feelings are one-sided. If only he could get Liam to open up.
But one night in the bar's stockroom shows Jordan just how interested Liam is. Then Liam disappears and Jordan thinks he's made a huge mistake falling for Liam, but when he finds out where Liam is, everything changes.
This is a sweet little novella from Sara York, one medic and one bartender included. It’s the third in a series, but most definitely can be read as a standalone.
Liam is shy and insecure. His last abusive relationship left him feeling helpless and hopeless. He saves lives, but can’t seem to save himself. Enter Jordan, with his cute nephew in tow. Jordan is friendly and unassuming. He has fun tending bar and talking to patrons.
Liam thinks Jordan is way out of his league, and he’s so tongue-tied around Jordan, the relationship feels doomed before it ever gets off the ground. But Jordan isn’t dissuaded easily. He wants Liam, and he’s willing to be patient.
My niggle with this book is that neither Jordan nor Liam felt complex or fully realized. Liam is painfully shy, yet he instigates sex with Jordan and is quite aggressive. While this was hot, it seemed out of character for such an introverted, cautious man. Likewise, as Jordan is put in a situation where he needs to nurse Liam, their bond seems based on comfort and a vague sexual chemistry. In a haze, Liam talks about all the dirty things he wants to do to Jordan, but we don’t see any of them on the page.