Book Reviews

Hard 'n Deep (Hard, Hot 'n Sweaty Series 2) by Vona Logan at MLR Press

Genre Contemporary / Gay Erotic Romance
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 08-May-2017

Book Blurb

The past threatens to tear Aidan and Matt apart, but when Matt takes off, Aidan will stop at nothing to bring him back.

Aidan and Matt had conquered the mountain which almost killed them both and their relationship is secure. Or is it? Without warning the past inevitably rears its ugly head and the sparks begin to fly. While Aidan knows exactly what he wants, Matt's fierce independence and insecurities threaten to tear them apart. Aidan sets out to prove to Matt he isn't going anywhere and Matt needs to face and conquer the ghosts from his past. Does Aidan have what it takes to hold onto his man and will Matt allow himself to be loved?


Book Review

‘Rock Hard’ tells the story of Aidan and Matt’s first meeting - on a mountainside in a hazardous situation, no less – and when I recently reread it, I was already looking forward to the sequel, ‘Hard ‘n Deep’, that I somehow missed when it was first published. Aidan and Matt already know they can rely on each other when things get tough physically – they proved that six weeks ago in the first installment of their meeting and falling in love - but relationships involve emotions as well, and it’s those feelings, demons from the past, and insecurities that are the focus of this second novella.

Aidan is a successful businessman who owns a chain of gyms. He has recovered from injuries, conquered his demons by returning to the mountain to climb it, and is enjoying getting to know Matt better. In fact, he is ready for them to move in together and thinks they’d be good business partners too, but Matt is just not ready. It frustrates Aidan not to push, but it may be the only way to achieve his goals – until his ex-fiancée from two years ago turns up and ruins everything.

Matt is a speed-climber who holds the world record, but he lost his sponsors because he came out as gay. He refuses to accept charity from Aidan – which is what he thinks of when Aidan reveals his plans, Matt is not one to open up easily – and it becomes clear why as the story develops and parts of his past are revealed. Catching Aidan in what Matt thinks is a compromising position with a woman confirms his worst suspicions and he runs. It’s up to Aidan to go after his man and make sure they have a future… and I couldn’t wait to see it happen!

If you like watching two men who are clearly in love battle out relationship details, if male stubbornness is your thing, and if you’re looking for a read that is suspenseful, hot, and emotionally satisfying , then you will probably like this novella.





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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Novella, 23000 words
Heat Level
Publication Date 08-November-2013
Price $4.99 ebook
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