If your best friend broke your heart and your trust could you ever forgive?
Rory was Ben's oldest and best friend until senior year of high school, when they confessed they'd harbored feelings for each other all along. They enjoyed only a few months of happiness until Ben chose closeted popularity over true love… and he's regretted it ever since.
Eight years later, Ben is out and proud and teaching art at the same high school he graduated from. When he learns the chemistry teacher is retiring, he's excited to meet her replacement until he finds out the brand new teacher is none other than Rory Newton—the first love he's never quite gotten over. Despite a painfully awkward start, it doesn't take Ben long to realize he'll do whatever it takes to win Rory back. But it's starting to look like even his best might not be enough.
Rory and Ben were best friends and in love in high school when Ben pulls the ultimate betrayal. Now eight years later they are both teachers at the same school and while the attraction might still be there so is the hurt.
Ben screwed up...there really isn't any other way to put it. Of course he was a kid in high school but that doesn't mean that the hurt was any less for Rory. Ben picked popularity over not only their budding relationship but also over their lifelong friendship.
Rory knows he has to come to some kind of working relationship with Ben but doesn't know if he can handle anything closer. Once burned twice shy.
This book wasn't an easy one. So much time has passed but you really aren't sure that Rory can ever get over what Ben did. The emotions in this book were very real and there was not instant forgiveness. Watching the boys try to re-build their friendship was hard but then you throw sex into the mix and things really got messy.
I enjoyed this story but wish we could have heard Rory's POV as well. I felt a lot of sympathy for Ben and thought that maybe Rory should have let things go easier but I don't know that I would have had those same feelings if Rory's voice had been in my head too.
If you like second chances that don't come easy, a little angst and some good groveling then Newton's Laws of Attraction is one that you don't want to miss.
RATING: 4 Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries. This book was given to us by Dreamspinner. Many thanks.