Aftermath by L.A. Witt

 


Release Date: 03.29.2021


Synopsis:

Brent Weyland was the life of the party until an injury ended his hockey career. Now he’s retreated alone to a lakefront house, trying to make sense of a life and body that don’t feel like his anymore. 

Jon Norquist was happily married right up until he wasn’t. Now a single father in his forties, he’s trying to figure out what comes next. In the meantime, he pours his heartache and regret into the lyrics he sings for the wine bar crowd a couple of nights a week.

When a friend coaxes Brent out for a night of wine and music, he puts Brent and Jon on a collision course. Their chemistry is instantaneous. Jon gives Brent’s battered body a much-needed remedial lesson in pleasure. And Brent gives Jon a reason to smile again. 

Multiple reasons, actually. Neither man wants anything serious, but love has a habit of showing up whether it’s welcome or not. No matter how hard they try, the two can’t help having feelings for each other, even as life continues to throw them curveballs.

But they’ve both got baggage to unpack and hurt to move past, and if they can’t leave their pasts in the past, they might just miss out on an amazing future.

Review:


Brent is an ex hockey player, after a car accident that almost killed him he doesn’t feel like himself anymore and he preferes to stay at home by himself. Jon sings at Vino and Veritas twice a week, he is divorced and he feels lonely the weeks he doesn’t have his son custodity.  When Brent’s best friend drags him to the wine bar doesn’t expect to see him taking an interest in the singer. Brent and Jon are instantly attracted from each other so they decides to become friends with benefits but soon enough their relationship takes a deeper turn. Will they make some peace with the past to be happy in the present? Or their friendship is bound to break?

I liked Brent and Jon, they help each other to go back to enjoy their new lives, stop sitting around, moping and feeling sorry for themselves.
I was glad to follow them in this long and hurtful journey that will make them see they are nothing less than their previous self.

I found this book a little wordy and repetitive but the characters and the storyline kept me interested till the end.






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