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Being in the internationally successful boy-band Right Time had been everything I had ever wanted and more. Well, except for one thing, or should I say one person? But I had long ago acknowledged that I couldn’t have both the life and the person and I should be happy with what I had. That worked until he showed up in my life again. And then nothing made sense.
For years I had pretended I didn’t care. Ignoring my feelings had become second nature to me. That was until my niece begged me to take her to see her favorite boy-band, Right Time, for her birthday, and I came face to face with him. In all fairness, she had no idea the can of worms she’d be opening. And to tell the truth, neither did I.
Okay, I might have to check this author out from here on out. I really enjoyed this. This is part of a series with other authors, but you can read it as a stand alone. I love the age-gap trope. This was nicely done. I’m not really a fan of boy bands in my books, or the teacher-student trope. I think Jess Buffett did a really good job with both tropes. The teacher/student was done appropriately when they were both consenting adults. I loved Law’s vulnerability. He was such a sweet character. The author definitely made the reunion between him and Bryon seem genuine as far as Law’s reaction to seeing him. Ha!! I think Bryon was just the person for Law. His maturity worked well for Law, and I think he kinda needed someone older to ground him with everything that was happening in his life. I liked Law’s band mates a ton. They were good guys as well.
I wanted this to be so much longer. I’m a sucker for kids in stories, and them throwing that little tidbit in had me yearning for more. I think the relationship between the two definitely worked, but I wish I could have seen more to it. We had them coming together, and then a year later being married. I wanted to know how their relationship was working. How did the family get along? What did they think about Law dating a man almost 10 years older? Even still with all that missing, I really enjoyed the story.
“OMG. He knows your name, Uncle Byron?”
Byron flushed, glancing down at his niece before he flicked his gaze back to mine. “Ah … yeah, Emma, I do.”
The girl began to ramble while her friends stared on in awe. “How? Why? When did you become so cool?”
“Hey, I’ve always been cool.” I chuckled at Byron’s offended expression, grateful that he was momentarily distracted. The man’s gaze had always left him feeling open and exposed.
“Well, I mean sure, you are the cool Uncle Byron who bought my friends and me these really awesome tickets, but this…”
“But this is like a whole new hemisphere of awesomeness,” another one of the young girls finished, almost breathless in her shock.
I had honestly never felt so self-conscious before that moment. Not because of the girls. As shallow as it sounded, I was used to the lust filled expressions on women’s faces of varying age groups. Byron was another story. I wondered what he must be thinking, of me, of the situation. Even after all these years the man still had it in him to make me second guess myself. A nervous tension I felt only in his presence. It was ridiculous. I was ridiculous.
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