I snagged this book because it ticked all the boxes of my latest favorite reads, but especially because an author that I adore mentioned reading it in her online fan group. Though I spent extra money on it because it was not available on Kindle Unlimited, I don’t regret the purchase at all. This book featured intense, dynamic characters and a nontraditional love triangle that evolves into so much more.
The book opens with the destruction of Kaden and Cortez’s relationship, and I figured that’d be the last we see of Cortez until he reappears in Kaden’s life. However, though most of the first half to two-thirds of the story involves the initial romantic arc between Kaden and Rogan, Rylon weaves in glimpses of what Cortez is up to during that time. Those snapshot scenes are poignant and dramatic and help aid the tension between all three men once Cortez comes home. Kaden’s willingness to do his best by Rogan means growing closer to Cortez, and the burgeoning friendship that grows between Cortez and Rogan feels almost inevitable at that point. Though Rylon almost hints at the drama of a standard love triangle, I found myself hoping that Kaden, as the heart of this book, would find his happily ever after as his most authentic self. Switches don’t get enough love in power dynamic romance.
I was a hundred percent satisfied with the outcome of this story, both regarding the complicated romance arc and the external plot. Though the typical “glimpse into the future” epilogue does show the happily ever after, I know that such a relationship doesn’t develop without growing pains, and I wouldn’t be mad if Rylon wrote a follow-up with these characters.
Rating: 5 (out of 5) stars. Cross-posted to Amazon and Goodreads.