Steve Campbell used to be a player, until a mid-life crisis opened his eyes to his long-repressed love for Connor, his soon-to-be-married best friend and business partner. Coming out at thirty-eight means learning how to date all over again, and this time, Steve’s not willing to settle for empty one-night stands. He wants the real thing.
Gil Alvarez has never had it easy, struggling through childhood and rejected by his family for a body that didn’t match who he was inside. A skilled driver and mechanic, he’s working hard to make his auto shop a success. The last thing he needs is a rich white guy in a candy-apple-red Ferrari tempting him, but Steve’s ready smile and easygoing manner prove irresistible.
One brief, intimate encounter leaves them both hungry for more. Gil’s not ashamed of who he is, but he’s terrified that Steve will reject him—or worse—when he discovers what Gil can’t find the courage to tell him.
Author: Cat Grant
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Once a Marine, Unconditional Surrender, In From the Cold, Black Dog
Series: Irresistible Attraction
Published by Riptide Publishing Source: Publisher
Published: April 22, 2013
Genres: Male Male Romance
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Steven is one of those people that do something that seems completely rational to him but is totally offensive to another. This is how he and Gil have their first several interactions. Steven also discovers that finding excuses to call on Gil are far too easy to find. The mutual attraction is there for both men. The opposites attract relationship of rich man and boy from the wrong side of the tracks keeps them at odds with one another also keeps their romance sweet and nicely conflicted.
I wanted to throttle Gil when he finally opens up about his secret to Steven. He went about it in the wrong way. Steven’s overly shocked reaction was appropriate. On the other hand I can easily see how Gil would be weary of opening up to others about his secret.
This is my first experience reading a book that involves someone like Gil. So I think my initial confusion in the secret reveal would not be as baffling to most people. I had to reread that section a few times to really grasp what had just happened. Honestly I am a married heterosexual woman who obviously lives under a rock.
Overall I enjoyed Flawless. I will go back and read the other books in the Irresistible Attraction series. I want to know more about Steven and his whole self-discovery experience. I want to know more about the very charismatic Dylan. There are also Connor and Wes who have very important roles in the series even though their roles are not large in this book. Any reader can easily read this book without having read the others and still get immense enjoyment from the story.