Title: Maybe This Time
As a regular at gay hotspot Pot O Gold, Ezra Kelley avoids his tangled emotions with the simplicity of one-night stands and attachment-free hookups. Until the night bartender Donner Davis picks him up off the floor after a misunderstanding and too much tequila. Ezra can't remember the last time someone was…nice. It's more than he deserves.
Witnessing his lover's death two years ago has Donner trapped in a holding pattern: living in his sister's basement, working at the Pot and flirting with the customers. He's not above spending a night with the gorgeous Ezra, but love is not in the cards. That's more than he's ready for.
A passionate night leads to a connection neither man expects, and they take the first steps to something that looks like a real relationship. But Ezra's been running from himself so long he doesn't know how to live any other way. And Donner can't risk his heart just to lose everything again. They'll both need the strength to let go of the past if they want to get it right this time.
Author: A.M. Arthur
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Stand By You, The Truth as He Knows It, Getting It Right, Finding Their Way
Series: Belongings #2
Published by Carina Press Source: Author
Genres: Male Male Romance
Pages: 21 July, 2014
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Maybe This Time was a well-developed story of finding love and learning to trust. Donner and Ezra both had shaky and tumultuous pasts, but together they learn that with trust, anything is possible.
A.M Arthur’s character development was a beautiful prose of realism and synergy. The main characters melded together in such a way, that as a reader, you believed everything they went through. True life, through words on a page.
Donner’s loyalty and unwavering love of family and Ezra were qualities of complete endearment. At times, throughout the story, I had tears in my eyes (no spoiler). The depth of emotion in which Ms. Arthur wrote the story was apparent.
Everything in Ezra’s past led him to the point in the story in which he became a stronger man under the careful loving of Donner. Together the men formed a bond, out of grief and despair, if you allow it, love will come.
Jaime and Ale, as always, wonderful characters and maybe even a hint of the next book? Romy? Braden?
Maybe This Time was well-worth the read.