Duty & Devotion (Faith, Love & Devotion, Book 3) by Tere Michaels

Duty & Devotion (Faith, Love & Devotion, Book 3) by Tere MichaelsSeries: Faith, Love & Devotion
on March 23rd, 2010
Pages: 234 pages
After their happily ever after in Faith & Fidelity, Matt and Evan move forward to a new chapter of their lives -- inside the bedroom and out -- with some surprises in store for both. Evan struggles with labels and feelings even as he wants to give in to his baser desires. Matt, now the ideal househusband of Queens, New York, has his own set of struggles -- who is he now? What does he need and want?

A visit from his friend and one-night stand Jim Shea (of Love & Loyalty) throws everything into disarray as Evan's jealousy and unease push Matt's buttons -- and not always in a good way.

I loved this book. It was a continuation from Book 1, but it was a little more than a year later (15 months later).
Matt & Evan have moved into together and got a bigger house and they are doing the domestic thing. Matt is a stay-home husband and Evan still works as a detective.

Even though they live together, Evan has a hard time defining their relationship and gets so testy if someone calls him gay. It creates tension because Evan is worried that being gay means his life with his dead wife Sherry was a lie. This inability to accept his sexuality also keeps him from fully giving himself to Matt in bed.

Then to complicate matters, Evan’s in-laws decide to seek custody of the kids as they consider Evan’s lifestyle a “sin”. Then Matt’s friend (and one-time lover) Jim O’Shea came into town and Evan’s is just all kinds of jealous. Evan and Matt have reached a point where they have to move forward, or they will end.

I really loved this book because this is how I imagined Gay for you to be like. It has the most “real” situations that I could see occurring. I don’t think “gay for you” should be comfortable, it shouldn’t just fall into place, it should have a good amount of trepidation, fear of what others think, reflection on if your past was a lie etc. That is what I really appreciate about this book. I am not okay with the kids being teased at school, but that is REAL.

I love Evan & Matt. What a great normal couple with normal issues. Their journey together has been amazing. The book wasn’t angsty, but it had emotional issues that had me glued to my kindle. I can’t wait to read the next book.


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