Title: Never Too Late
Series: Home in the Heartland #1
Author: Sloan Johnson
Genre: MM Romance
Release Date: March 7, 2016
Dax: My life ended six years ago. No, really. I was dead on the side of the road following a gruesome motorcycle accident. From what I’ve been told, it’s only because of one stubborn man that I have another chance to make something of my life. I no longer hate him for screwing up what I thought I wanted. I want to thank him. NEED to tell him what his actions mean to me.
Now, I’m headed back to the town I’ve never set foot in even though it’s a huge part of my life. I’m not thrilled about that, but the job offers haven’t exactly been flowing in. They’ll probably think I’m crazy, because there’s no way I won’t be able to look at every guy I walk past, wondering if he’s the one who saved me.
Michael: My entire life, I wanted to save lives. I’d earned a full-ride scholarship and had been accepted to med schools across the country. I was so close to making those dreams a reality until the night held a dying man in my arms. I’ve never been able to get the images of his lifeless body caked in mud out of my head. Even when the paramedics tried to take over trying to save him, I couldn’t let go. I never let go. Eventually, my guilt over not doing more cost me everything but my son. And now, I worry I’ll lose him if I don’t get it together.
I’ve often thought that if I could find him, maybe I could get some closure and finally get my life back on track. Now he’s here and I’m more of a mess than ever. Once the truth comes out, will he keep trying to save me or will he realize that it’s too late?
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Panty Scorching: 5
Over All Rating: 4.25 Stars
Kindle eARC provided by Author
Reviewed by Robin
Dax’s life was spiraling out of control. In love with his best friend, he took off on a motorcycle and decided to pretty much end his life. Fate stepped in though with Michael who was the EMT passing him on the road and saved his life at the accident. The incident changed both of their lives forever and six years later, Dax returns to the town for a second chance and unknowingly befriends the man that changed his life. Will they act on the unexplainable pull they feel between them?
“‘Look, whether or not I owe you, I’d like it if you could join us. Maybe then you’d see that I’m not completely incompetent.’
‘I really shouldn’t,’ I protested, even though I was already taking the first steps back toward him. It wasn’t his parenting skills that had me trying to talk myself out of accepting his invitation, it was the fact that I was attracted to him. His light brown eyes held a hint of pain and sadness, even when he let his guard down, and I’d always been a sucker for damaged goods. He smiled when he realized my words were hollow, and I swear my damn knees buckled. I’d always had a thing for dimples, and his were so deep and perfect I wanted to lick them, before sinking my teeth into his pouty lower lip. Fuck, if I wasn’t careful I was totally going to fall for the straight guy this time.”
I really liked this light, sweet romantic story. A new teacher in town helps a single father with his son and it just seemed cute that they were attracted to the other person’s personality, just their plain goodness. At times I did want to shake Michael to make him more confident, more assertive. Dax was pretty much the angel in this story and although Michael had saved him at one point, I think he needed Dax to save him. I enjoyed the whole choosing our family aspect.
I’m pretty excited this is a series. I’m hoping the next book is about their best friends because I am looking forward to learning more about Justin and Matt. Even if it’s separately and not together.
About The Author
Sloan Johnson is a big city girl trapped in a country girl’s life. While she longs for the hustle and bustle of New York City or Las Vegas, she hasn’t yet figured out how to sit on the deck with her morning coffee, watching the deer and wild turkeys in the fields while surrounded by concrete and glass.
When she was three, her parents received their first call from the principal asking them to pick her up from school. Apparently, if you aren’t enrolled, you can’t attend classes, even in Kindergarten. The next week, she was in preschool and started plotting her first story soon after.
Later in life, her parents needed to do something to help their socially awkward, uncoordinated child come out of her shell and figured there was no better place than a bar on Wednesday nights. It’s a good thing they did because this is where she found her love of reading and writing. Who needs socialization when you can sit alone in your bedroom with a good book?
Now, Sloan is a tattooed mom with a mohawk and two kids. She’s been kicked out of the PTA in two school districts and is no longer asked to help with fundraisers because she’s been known to lose herself with a good book and forget she has somewhere to be.
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