Book Reviews

Accidental Fall by Shae Connor at Dreamspinner Press

Genre Gay / Contemporary / Students/Teachers/Professors / New Adult / Romance
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 21-September-2016

Book Blurb

When it comes to relationships, college roommates Greg and Keith are polar opposites. A recovering addict, Greg avoids sex because it’s too closely tied in his mind with the alcohol and drugs he gave up. In contrast, Keith protects his heart by limiting sex to one-night stands and weekend flings.

As the two get to know each other better, they feel drawn together, and slowly they take tentative steps toward something real. Their attraction soon flares hot, but Greg’s fears overwhelm him, sending him running. It’s up to Keith to help Greg learn to trust in himself—and in the way they feel about each other.



NOTE: This book was previously published under the title Accidental Love by Amber Quill Press in February 2012.


Book Review

This story was as much fun to read as the first time. The two men, Greg and Keith, each have their own personal rationale for not wanting to fall in love - ever, and especially not with their roommate. Their reasons are very different but both men have a valid position. I thought the battle they fight against themselves, their preconceived ideas, and their pasts were valiant, if totally misplaced. Thank God love is stronger than all that, or nobody would ever find a partner.

Greg has done it all and lost the plot in terms of sex, alcohol, and drugs. Determined to turn a new leaf, he will NOT be swayed by his sexy roommate. The guy is out every weekend anyway, and probably not interested in a boring guy like Greg. Except Keith is too sexy for words, and when he starts being nice as well – how is Greg supposed to fight that? He does his best, but…

Keith is the quintessential party boy, and believes sex is best when it’s casual. Relationships are for when he’s older. He fell in love once when he was a teenager and couldn’t deal with the pain when the other boy’s family moved away, so he decided not to make that mistake again. Except – there is something about Greg that speaks to him. He decides to start a “campaign” to lure Greg into his bed, but as he gets to know him better and realizes that Greg is a really nice guy, Keith is no longer sure his plan is fair… to Greg or to himself.

Not all the issues get solved by the end of the story. There are some real problems remaining, mainly for Greg, who is scared of returning to old habits. But I liked the way they decide to face whatever comes their way together –that is the whole point about a relationship. If you’re looking for a story about real guys with real issues, if you like them to have a past that influences current behavior, and if a slowly growing sexual and emotional tension that grips you and doesn’t let you go are your thing, then you will probably like this novella.

 

 

 

 

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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Novella, 57 pages/19192 words
Heat Level
Publication Date 21-September-2016
Price $3.99 ebook
Buy Link https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/accidental-fall-by-shae-connor-7540-b