Review: Getting It Right (Restoration #1) by A.M. Arthur

March 13, 2015 Review 0

Review: Getting It Right (Restoration #1) by A.M. Arthur

Detective Nathan Wolf might just be a junior detective, but he tackles every case with the passion that he lacks in his personal life. A series of failed relationships with women has left him still single at thirty-four—because he's too scared to admit to his longtime crush on his best friend James.

Dr. James Taggert likes to keep his profession as a psychiatrist separate from his party-animal persona. Known around the gay clubs as Tag, he's the guy who screws them, leaves them, and never looks back. But James's drinking is getting heavier, and when bad memories from the past resurface, he's close to becoming the worst version of himself.

After a drunken blackout ends in a hot and heavy make-out session with his very straight best friend, James has no memory of the steamy affair. But Nathan isn't sorry for the kisses that James can't remember. Nathan finally musters the courage to tell James how he really feels, but a life-altering event might force them apart before they can ever be together.

Title: Getting It Right
Author: A.M. Arthur
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Maybe This Time, Stand By You, The Truth as He Knows It, Finding Their Way
Series: Restoration
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: Finding Their Way, Taking a Chance
Published by Carina Press
Source: Publisher
Published: March 16, 2015
Genres: Male Male Romance
Pages: 249
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Stars: four-stars
Flames: three-flames

James to Nathan “Then tell me about Thursday night.”

Getting It Right was a friends to lovers story that really worked for me. The story as a whole worked well and that is saying a lot considering how much I hate reading alcoholics in my books. James and Nathan have know each other for nearly half their lives. This allows for them to say and do things that they typically wouldn’t with an individual they were starting a new relationship with. The hard truths they sometimes throw at each other makes for some intense reading. Nathan and James finding their way into the new and uncharted territory that is their romantic relationship from a true friendship is one hell of a great story.

The two men have a great relationship as best friends. They are always there for each other. Nathan doesn’t question early morning phones calls from a drunk James. He simply goes and gets his friend that parties way too much. This is what friends do. James decided early on that while he would love to have more from Nathan that he values the friendship enough to accept that as all he will ever have from his straight best friend.

The thing here is that Nathan notices things about James that he doesn’t with other men. He’s always kept this to himself not knowing what to make of it. All it takes is for one kiss from James that he reciprocates to make him really start to take a look at what has always been in front of him. As well as these two men know each other things should be smooth once they get on the same page where their feeling are concerned. Nothing is ever that easy. James and Nathan have to figure out new boundaries where friends and lovers are very aren’t the same.

Nathan’s job as a detective and James love of the drink make for many obstacles to the happily ever after that these two sexy men struggle to reach. Sometimes it seems like they experience more setbacks than advances while they try to get it right. Readers are introduced to several of their friends and I’m pleased to see that some of them already have books within the Belonging series and several have books coming soon in this Restoration series.

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