Source: provided by the author for an honest review
Date read: July 3, 2017
1. Found at the Library
2. Found at the Bookstore - Kindle
3. Found at the Jazz Club
4. Found at the Rock Concert
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After suffering a traumatic brain injury the final football game his senior year in high school, Ryder Garrett’s life was never normal again. Most days he’s happy when he can remember the way home. There’s no room in his life for romance or love, which means he’s destined to die a virgin.Thoughts on Found at the Bookstore: Two things: This cover makes me a little swoony and this book is SO GOOD. I liked Tommy and Mac from book 1, but I absolutely ADORED Ryder and Stig. They were just both so...closed off. Kinda broken. A little messed up. Well, a lot messed up, really. But their jagged edges complemented each other.
Stig Minton doesn’t remember what virginity felt like. Twelve years older than Ryder, he’s been around the block too many times to count and has the scars to prove it...both physically and mentally.
But as these two men come together to help with a wedding, they forge a friendship, a friendship they both desperately need. As their relationship evolves, feelings go deeper. But is it stupid to risk this new—and, yes necessary—bond in pursuit of something that’s doomed to fail?
They both think they’re too broken to make this work. But what if they’re wrong?
Two broken souls may just be able to find reparation in one another.
It worked so well for me.
*gives myself a moment*
Okay. So. Ryder's issues are more on the physical end of things. His memory problems when he has an episode and his body not working the way he needs it to have taken a toll on him. Most of the time he has a handle on things, but he's also closed himself off because of his injury. He works, he does his (kinda scary) art thing, and he stays in his house. Stig gives him a reason to put himself out there. It does take him a while to get to the point where he's comfortable accepting the attraction between them, but once he does, all bets are off.
Then there's Stig. The guy is... heartbroken, for lack of a better word. Not because he lost Mac or anything, but more because he needs...I don't know how to put it. Like, his head has resigned himself to being alone, but his heart hasn't quite caught up to that. He's in a rough place and Ryder *needing* his friendship is huge. Then things go beyond friendship and he's doubting himself all over again.
On top of all the glorious emotions, there's also a teeny, tiny bit of danger the guys find themselves tangled up in. Well, Stig finds himself. He tries to keep Ryder out of it, but THINGS HAPPEN.
I'm just going to say I really liked this book. A lot. A LOT, A LOT. It has a smokin' hot cover and a romance that pleased me on many levels. *slow thumbs up*