Title: Taking a Chance
The last time Elliott fell in love, his fiancĂ© cheated on him. Now fresh out of rehab, Elliott's confidence lags behind his libidoĂ©not that that stops him from lusting after the sexy carpenter working on his kitchenâ€”from a distance. He won't risk his sobriety on another potential broken heart.
As half of an experienced home renovation duo, Augustus expects this job will be easy. Until he sees the house's tenant, a man he never thought he'd meetâ€”his ex's other man. Augustus knows he should say something about their secret, shared past, but he's tongue-tied by their intense, unwanted attraction.
Despite attempts to keep things professional, the two men give in to temptation and forge a genuine connectionâ€”and his developing feelings for Elliott leave Augustus in an impossible situation. If he stays, his secret will always hang over the relationship. But telling the truth might send Elliott spiraling to a new rock bottom and cost Augustus the only man he's ever really loved
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
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: Getting It Right, Finding Their Way
Published by Samhain Publishing Source: Publisher
Published: September 14, 2015
Genres: Male Male Romance
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There are entirely too many things to list about the Restoration series that are stay away from for me. I do not read addicts, EVER. I donâ€™t care for suicide or recovering addicts either. A.M. Arthur puts these things in her stories in a way that works for me. It fells real and often reflects what I know. Taking a Chance is the third and final book in this series. I recommend reading them in order. Elliott is introduced in Getting It Right when the family/friends corral at the hospital due to Elliottâ€™s fiancĂ©â€™s deadly car accident. Readers then get to see Elliottâ€™s downward spiral filled with sex, drugs, and self-hate in Finding Their Way. Taking a Chance is Elliott and Augustusâ€™s story and itâ€™s amazing.
I love reading a hot mess. Elliott and the time in his life he is trying so desperately to come back from is exactly that. Elliott is trying to pick up the pieces, put them back together, and carry on with his life. He has an amazing network of friends that are his family behind him offering every type of support he could possibly need. The only thing he misses is his sex life, but after the disastrous relationship that destroyed his heart heâ€™s almost positive that he isnâ€™t missing that until he spots the construction guy Augustus.
It was just supposed to be a simple kitchen renovation job. Augustus has done them before and heâ€™ll do them again. Nothing out of the ordinary here except that his exâ€™s other man is looking very sexy in the next room. The chemistry is there from the very first meeting. Auggie knows itâ€™s a bad idea. The problem here is that the more time he spends around Elliott the more that he wants more time to spend with him, get to know him, explore that attraction (and body), and see where this can go considering it has a no where chance from the very beginning.
I could not put this book down. It is overflowing with so many emotions. The entire time I was reading this it was nail biting anxiety while I impatiently waiting for it to come out. There is an elephant in this book that can only tear the room apart once it becomes known. It was heart-wrenching and amazing and emotional.
Favorite quote, Ell to Auggie: “I’m a walking disaster. I am everything you shouldn’t want all wrapped up in one compact, slightly flabby package.”