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When it comes to relationships, college roommates Greg and Keith are polar opposites. A recovering addict, Greg avoids sex because it’s too closely tied in his mind with the alcohol and drugs he gave up. In contrast, Keith protects his heart by limiting sex to one-night stands and weekend flings.
As the two get to know each other better, they feel drawn together, and slowly they take tentative steps toward something real. Their attraction soon flares hot, but Greg’s fears overwhelm him, sending him running. It’s up to Keith to help Greg learn to trust in himself—and in the way they feel about each other.
First Edition published as Accidental Love by Amber Quill Press, LLC/Amber Allure, 2012.
This was a uber slow burn for this amount of pages. You would think it would be a full length novel with the pacing of the story. Both characters have their backstory and it’s pretty good for the length. I was a little conflicted about “why now?” What was so special about now, that they decided to act on their feelings for one another. Initially I got passed that. Greg has all these reservations about Keith. He notices things like him partying only on the weekends. I didn’t see an issue with it. The man is in college and focused during the week, what’s wrong with blowing off some steam during the weekend? I know where Greg is coming from since he used to do all this and it’s why he transferred to another school. He’s walking the straight and narrow plank.
I thought Keith’s plan of seduction was hilarious. He had a plan on what to do with Greg, and how to get him. I do think it was a little mean to try to keep enticing Greg. LOL. He made all the obvious retorts, but by the end he gave in. Keith had shown a different side to him, and a vulnerability and I think it’s what sold Greg to him. It was sweet short new adult story. Both guys have time to grow and figure out if this is what they want. I enjoyed it.