Book Reviews

Working It Out by Sean Michael at Amber Allure

Genre Gay / Contemporary / Erotic Romance
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 17-April-2013

Book Blurb

Four years ago, Luke walked out on Affton while he was still sleeping, leaving only a quick “I can’t do this” email behind. Affton has spent those four years focused on his career, a now-successful one at that. So when Affton encounters Luke in the graphics department of the company for which he now works, it rocks his world.

Insisting that Luke owes him a coffee at least, Affton finds his world further rocked when he learns why Luke left him in the first place. Can he convince Luke that he isn’t the man Luke believes him to be and that they deserve a second chance? Or will he be fated to watch Luke run away from him yet again?

Book Review

Second chances are rare. This is the story of one couple who meet again, after four years of separation, and cannot help themselves but try again. It may seem as if a misunderstanding caused the rift, but the underlying reasons are far more sinister, and outright horrifying. What the story shows is the slow reconstruction of a relationship that was cruelly stopped in its tracks, and the emotional fallout both main characters have to deal with is heartbreaking.

Affton is the one who was left behind. He has no idea why Luke walked away from what he thought was a great relationship. When he finds out that Luke works in the same company he does, he cannot resist. He loves him as much as four years ago, and he is determined to find out what went wrong. When he does, he is as shocked as I was. It changes the way he looks at a lot of things, but what doesn’t change is his love for Luke. He decides to do all he can to make them a couple again.

Luke has been through hell. What caused him to leave was utter betrayal, but when he finds out that not everything was as it seems, he is willing to give his relationship with Afton another try. I admire him for having the courage to do that, but as he gets closer to Affton again, there is enough emotional debris they both have left to ensure it isn’t a smooth journey. Like Affton, though, Luke has never stopped loving his ex=partner, so there is hope.

These men are very hot together, both because if the emotions they have to deal with, and due to their undeniable chemistry. The BDSM elements of their bedroom activities, especially, could have been a huge stumbling block, but Affton handles the situation with such understanding that Luke is tempted right back in. if you like stories about second chances, if you enjoy reading about love overcoming quite a few obstacles, and if you’re looking for a hot read about a loving couple, then you will probably like this book.





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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Novella, 15000 words
Heat Level
Publication Date 24-March-2013
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