A friends-to-lovers novella that came from Out of the Shadows, because Nate and Dylan needed a story….
Nate and Dylan have been pals for a long time. So what if their friends think they’ve got a little bromance going? Doesn’t mean there’s anything more to it than that, right? And even if there is, Nate and Dylan are totally oblivious….
Until the night they share a drunken kiss—and everything changes.
This novella was "fine", but nothing unexpected really happened.
I didn't read "Out of the Shadows", so I may have been missing some of the initial setup and background into how Nate and Dylan normally interacted; however, right from the beginning, these two 'straight' guys were totally onboard with being a couple.
I felt that the lack of any *real* type of confusion or conflict not only made the story predictable, but also a bit less exciting than it might have otherwise been.
I did like both Nate and Dylan. They'd been best friends for twenty years, so they knew one another pretty well, which I suppose is where the lack of drama came from.
But the feeling that they would be together, most likely forever, well, it didn't allow for very many "what if's" in regards to where their relationship would inevitably lead.
Other than the unease over the "Is he falling in love with me, too?" question, the only hiccup was one short, very uninformed, slightly-phobic conversation with Nate's mom, where she downplayed the seriousness of Nate and Dylan's relationship. But even that was only a momentary bit of easily-resolved drama.
So, as I mentioned, the story was "fine", but never really gave me the tingles that I'd hoped for, and I'd have to rate it around 3 stars, due to the *zing* that I never quite fully felt.
My ARC copy of the book was provided by the publisher in exchange for a fair, unbiased review.
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