Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Stay With Me by S.E. Harmon @dreamspinners #REVIEW

Snarky sarcasm at it's best!

Stay With Me, S.E. Harmon, Dreamspinner Press
Private investigator Mackenzie Williams’s newest client is everything he’s looking for in a guy—charming, beautiful, intelligent, and successful. There's only one itty bitty problem—the guy’s not exactly gay. In fact, Jordan Channing is looking for a PI to follow his fiancĂ©e. The smart thing would be to thank Jordan for his time, turn Mr. Perfect away (don’t let the door hit you on the rump, thank you very much), and forget he exists.

Of course, Mackenzie has never been accused of doing the smart thing. Being smart aleck is more his MO. Relationships aren’t up his alley, never have been. So why’s he so inexplicably drawn to his new client?

Jordan has always been the high achiever, a man who lives in a focused, controlled, and carefully constructed manner. But for the first time in his life, he has to admit the impossible—another man is getting his engine running on all cylinders. Despite Jordan’s denial, it’s not long before he can no longer resist the strong undercurrents pulling them together. Now Jordan must decide if he can go against everything he’s ever known to have the only love he’s ever wanted.

I am not usually a fan of stories told in first person, I am someone who wants to know what both parties are thinking. So the characters voice really has to grab me to keep me interested and not wondering off in my mind thinking "I wonder what so and so is thinking". Lets just say that I kind of wouldn't mind living in Mac's head. Loved his funny, snarky, sarcasm and could listen to him all day.

It doesn't take long to figure out that the snark is a defense mechanism and one of the ways that Mac deals with his abandonment issues. Another way is to leave people before they can leave him. Although, in the case of Trevor he SO made the right call.

Jordan is engaged but thinks his fiancee is cheating, so he hires Mac to find out. Which seemed like a great idea at the time but now he can't stop thinking about the man....and what's up with that? What both Jordan and Mac think is just some bi-curiosity could turn out to be so much more, if either man would take a chance.

There are some great secondary characters in this story with Mac's family and assorted friends. My favorite was his work partner Drew. The back and forth between these two characters was both funny and real. Drew was not afraid to call Mac on his bullshit, and lets face it Mac really needed that in his life.

It looks like this is the first book from this author and as far as I am concerned she hit it out of the park. I will definitely be looking for more!

Dreamspinner Press

RATING: 5 Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries.  This book was given to us by the publisher Dreamspinner Press. Many thanks. 

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