Title: A Selfless Man
Ryan Carter always hoped his life would turn around for the better. He has a job that he loves, and another one that he hates. Becoming a rent boy was never his life plan, but circumstances forced his hand. When his life falls apart, hunky firefighter Michael Callahan comes to his rescue. Ryan knows better than to believe someone as wonderful as Michael would ever want to be with someone who sells his body. But spending time with Michael gives Ryan something he's never had before.
For months, New York firefighter Michael Callahan has been thinking about the hot guy he rescued while working crowd control during a robbery standoff. His brother is very happy dating a man, and Michael wonders if he's finally ready for a relationship of his own. An apartment fire brings him face to face with the young man who's been haunting him for months. Their friendship starts strong, but will Ryan's alternate life put out the flicker before it has a chance to flame?
Can Michael convince Ryan that he wants him no matter who he is? Or will the relationship turn to ash before it even begins?
Author: Sandrine Gasq-Dion
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: A Betting Man, A Marrying Man, A Fighting Man, A Working Man
Series: Men of Manhattan
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: A Fighting Man, A Working Man, A Healing Man, An Honorable Man
Published by Wilde City Press Source: Publisher
Published: September 14, 2016
Genres: Male Male Romance
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I have read Sandrine Gasq-Dion’s Men of Manhattan books out of order so I do not know exactly when Michael Callahan and Ryan Carter were introduced to the series as characters. They are each friends with some of the previous couples. I know they’ve had to have small secondary roles in the past books. There is enough recounting here that I know how they first crossed paths, and how they eventually properly meet. It’s all done in a fashion where I wasn’t left feeling that previous books were rehashed nor was there a huge information dump at the very beginning.
New York firefighter Michael Callahan saves people. It’s just what he does. It’s what his brother Tiernan does. That is how his brother Mason died. The Callahan men save people. Running into a burning apartment building is what allows Michael to finally meet the man he meet several months back in front of a deli across the street from a bank robbery. He’s known he could track Ryan down as they have mutual friends but Michael has begun venturing into meeting men now that he has come to terms with being attracted to the same sex. He figures if they were meant to meet then their paths will cross again.
Ryan has thought about the sexy firefighter from the deli since he first laid eyes on him. Due to crap parents and a sketchy employment situation Ryan has very little self-worth. Ryan has made many sacrifices since going out on his own. The one that has taken its biggest toll on him is his work on the streets selling his body as a rent-boy. Ryan sees himself as a whore that no man will ever want the white picket fence, kids, and dog with. The only thing Ryan really wants in life is to have someone love him unconditionally.
Ryan and Michael have a very sweet road to their happily ever after. Michael knows he has no right to ever judge anyone for what they do with their own life. He is nothing but caring and compassionate towards Ryan. Understandably Ryan is skittish. His very own parents showed him that love and conditions. In Ryan’s eyes Michael is too good to be true. This book has to have the best and absolute best pull your head out of your ass I truly do love you moment. It really worked with this specific romance.
After finishing A Selfless Man I find myself wondering why I haven’t gone back and read the other books in the series that I haven’t read. Thus far I’ve really enjoyed the three that I’ve read. I’m not worried about having read them out of order as they have each worked as a stand-alone. For readers that have followed the series you’ll be pleased to know that Casper and Slater’s wedding takes place within these pages. I was as fun to read as their book, A Fighting Man. Now I just have to find time to work those three Men of Manhattan books that I have not read onto my overgrown TBR pile.