Review: No Such Thing (Belonging #1) by A.M. Arthur

October 28, 2015 Review 0

Review: No Such Thing (Belonging #1) by A.M. Arthur

Twenty-two-year-old Alessandro Silva knows that returning to tiny Perch Creek to help his foster mother was the right thing to do. With no degree and a delinquent's reputation, he's lucky to have landed a job waiting tables. But not everyone is happy he's back, and the only thing keeping his move home from being a total bust is his boss's hot brother.

Jaime Winters spent most of his life watching the world go by, first from a series of hospitals and then from behind big stacks of textbooks. Studying is easier than facing the fact that years of heart failure means he's still a virgin at twenty-three. Until the new waiter in his sister's diner awakens desires he'd long ago given up on.

The last thing Alessandro wants is to fall for someone as fragile as Jaime. And Jaime may have a new heart, but he's scared of what giving it to another person would mean. Their no-strings-attached, instructional approach to sex keeps emotion safely at bay, until a secret from Alessandro's past forces them to confront their feelings in the present.

Title: No Such Thing
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, Getting It Right
Series: Belonging
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: Stand By You, Maybe This Time, Stand By You
Published by Carina Press
Source: Purchased for Self
Published: February 17, 2014
Genres: Male Male Romance
Pages: 221
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Purchase your copy: Amazon

Stars: four-stars
Flames: three-half-flames

It’s no secret that I love A.M. Arthur’s books. The reason will be obvious to anyone who reads them. She gives her readers believably real characters who are in tough realistic situations that make them even more lovable.

It’s been three years since Alessandro was in Perch Creek. He left and didn’t really look back. He also never really looked to the future and what to do with his life. He is brazilian, a former foster child, and his parents were illegal immigrants. He doesn’t see much in himself. What he does have is the amazing lady who raised him. Eunice just lost her husband, Ale’s foster father. She has two young foster children currently living with her and she needs a little help. Eunice doesn’t even have to ask. Ale gives up everything he had in Wilmington to return to Perch to help out the only home he ever had.

Twenty-three is far too old to be as inexperienced as Jaime is. He knows that his battle with heart disease is the reason behind his lack of life experiences. He’s grateful to be alive. He is even more grateful that he got a new heart and an extension on life. While Jaime is more than ready to go out and experience life he’s too embarrassed by his age to really go out and give it a try. Luckily his sister has hired a new waiter for her cafe, lucky for him that waiter is sexy and more than willing to play sexually adventuresome life coach.

It’s all black and white, have no strings instructional fun. The more fun Jaime and Alessandro have the more they realize that there is more to them than fun. They are both looking for the strings to attach and not sure how to get to that point. The past that Ale left behind in Perch is trying to run him off again. Jaime is forced to experience first hand why some people choose to stay in the closet. While so much of this budding relationship is smooth and easy there are some harsh realities that neither Ale or Jaime want.

Paranormal Romance

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