Inertia (Impulse #1) ~ Amelia C. Gormley
This is a contemporary m/m romance (Rated NC-17)
4.5 out of 5
By the age of 21, down-to-earth Detroit handyman Derrick Chance had lost everyone he’d ever loved. Too worn-out and wounded to play the dating game, he wrote off the possibility of romance or even just sex. Living alone in the old house his grandparents had left him, with only his dog and a few close friends for companionship, he refused to consider himself lonely, or let himself wonder what he might be missing. He knew who he was and where he was headed. His life was comfortable, organized, predictable, and best of all, risk-free. He was content.
Until the day he installed some shelves for accountant Gavin Hayes. A contradictory combination of confidence and uncertainty, Gavin’s shameless flirtations drew him in with an intensity Derrick had never known he longed for.
As undeniable as the force of gravity, he abandoned ten years of self-imposed solitude and found himself falling rapidly for Gavin in defiance of all his usual slow and methodical ways.
But Gavin carried wounds of his own. Fresh from an emotionally abusive relationship that ended with a potentially dangerous betrayal, his future was far from certain. Derrick would have to decide if his rediscovered passion was worth taking the chance of another loss.
My Review (Terri @mybookboyfriend)
This love story is slow brewed but not in a frustrating way. And I don’t mean that they didn’t get down and dirty. I mean that even though in the heat of the moment you may feel like it’s love. Love doesn’t happen that quickly. In order to claim true love it has to weather a storm or stand the test of time. That doesn’t mean you can’t have strong feelings for someone or be “falling in love”. But there is no way in a week or two you can claim love. Unless of course, you too have been to hell and back literally. Okay, that’s my opinion. Let me get back on topic.
And again, a sigh of relief, that the conflict wasn’t based on misunderstanding. This is a personally preference for me. I just hate misunderstanding as the total and only reason a couple cannot be together. At least that is when the reader (me) is in on the misunderstanding and the characters aren’t.
So it’s no wonder I found myself enthralled with this one. This story takes it’s time in the telling giving us a chance to know the main character. There is also a touchy topic discussed and I think the author did a wonderful job in handling it with care and dignity. Great job.
My only complaint would be, I wish that we had a better understanding of how LeeAnn found him out. What did he do that gave her a clue? Which would also give us a clue when he understood his status. If you haven’t read, don’t make assumptions based on what I said. Those too lines are in no way spoilers.
I think you will like this one. Check it out.
My book boyfriend, Derrick.
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