Review: Holding Together (The Arches #2) by Sue Brown

August 8, 2013 Review 1

Review: Holding Together (The Arches #2) by Sue Brown

Book Two in the The Arches series.

Darius is bored until his boyfriend, Luca, makes him work at The Arches. Then Luca is taken ill. Can Darius hold the gym and their relationship together?

Darius barely sees his boyfriend. Luca is working all hours at The Arches gym, and Darius goes out clubbing most evenings to relieve the boredom. He’s really tempted to play with other bears at the club.

Then Luca makes Darius work at The Arches to give him something to do. Cleaning! Darius is not impressed, especially when some of the gym staff are hostile to him. He sticks it out, and to his surprise starts to enjoy the work. Luca loves having him around and makes sure he knows—in true Luca style.

Darius is not prepared when Luca is taken ill. Darius finds himself having to support his boyfriend and keep The Arches running. He gets more tired as time goes on, and it doesn’t help that his love-life is suffering. It seems the illness has had a greater effect on Luca than either of them anticipated.

Can Darius show his bear that nothing has changed—he is still the man Darius loves?

Title: Holding Together
Author: Sue Brown
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Turning Over
Series: The Arches
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: Turning Over
Published by Total-e-Bound Publishing
Source: Publisher
Published: July 26, 2013
Genres: BDSM, Male Male Romance
Pages: 61
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Stars: three-half-stars

Holding Together by Sue Brown was the continuing saga of the men who frequent the gym, The Arches. In Holding Together, Luca gave his live-in boyfriend a job at his gym, under the advice of Tumbling Blindly, Gabe. Of course Darius is appalled at the possibility of cleaning locker rooms and toilets but had little choice in the matter.

Holding Together dealt with issues of love and trust. Luca had a rude awakening when he took sick and must rely on Darius to hold down the fort at the gym. Not an easy task for a Dominant bear.

Darius was fun-loving and care-free while Luca was serious but loving especially when it came to Darius. I thought the two men worked well together as Ms. Brown meshed their personalities.

My drawback, and purely a personal choice, I had a hard time with the Daddy aspect of the relationship. Additionally I felt Luca stating emphatically that he would never take it up the… was an insult to his boyfriend. Almost as if he saw Darius as less than a man.

I am a great fan of all Sue Brown books, but this one was not my complete cup of tea. I look forward to reading the next book in the series as troublesome Milo is the star.

l.c. chase


One Response to “Review: Holding Together (The Arches #2) by Sue Brown”

  1. ELF

    I enjoyed reading the first in the series and look forward to learning more about Luca and Darius. Thanks for the review.