RELEASE DATE: August 10th, 2015
BLURB: When some lines blur, others become crystal clear.
Absolutely smitten, Thomas Elkin and Cooper Jones have decided they’re prepared to give a relationship a try.
What they’re not prepared for is the reaction from their families, who try to force them apart.
Both men are about to learn that there are lines that define us. Sometimes the lines blur, sometimes the lines become crystal clear.
This is book 2 of The Thomas Elkin trilogy, so I cannot stress enough that you need to read book 1 first, to see how these two wonderful characters met and got together.
Thomas and Cooper are now a committed couple and are ready to Take On the World – friends, family and work colleagues, but unfortunately the world can be a harsh place to live and dreams, if you let them, can get shattered when reality kicks in.
I loved both characters – Tom is Tom, what more can I say? I really liked the way the Author portrayed him this way and Cooper? He really came into his own in this book, confident and a maturity that surprised me in one being so young – yep, loved them both!
Now I’ve always been a sucker for insta-love that we saw in book 1, but this time, the book was so much more than that, NR Walker excelled herself in singularising their love for each other, it just shone out like the North Star.
Apart from having to contend with the age-gap (Cooper you are so demanding of poor “old” Tom – I love it, keep it up in book 3), other influences threaten their idyllic love, these include another Senior Partner and Tom’s ex-wife. Now this is where I have a slight parting of the ways with the Author (please, please forgive me) but I can understand where Sofia was coming from. There is nothing worse for a woman, than seeing your ex-husband, happy and in love with someone else! She felt abandoned and that her life had been a total lie. What do you expect? All sit down and have a nice cup of tea? I don’t think so, so let’s give her some slack here. She added a lot of substance to this storyline and kept the “fizz” going.
And talking of fizz, the “fizz” between Tom and Cooper was like an effervescent bubble, that bubbled and bubbled and boy-oh- boy, was it good!
The banter between the two was yet again so entertaining, there could never be any doubt that these two were meant to be together. I had a smile a mile wide with the easy quips between the two.
Though it didn’t leave me with the same impact as book 1, it really was well executed, sweet, funny and still had the deliciousness that I spoke about in book 1, all in all, 4* from me. Off to read the last book in the series, now!
****I would like to thank the Author for the opportunity and privilege of reading this ARC. My review was an honest opinion of the book****