Not even his mother’s funeral can convince self-proclaimed party boy Zach Johnson to tone down his snark or think about settling down. He is who he is, and he refuses to change for anyone. When straight-laced, compassionate Aaron Paulson claims he’s falling for him, Zach is certain Aaron sees him as another project, one more lost soul for the idealistic Aaron to save. But Zach doesn’t need to be fixed and he refuses to be with someone who sees him as broken.
Patience is one of Aaron’s many virtues. He has waited years for a man who can share his heart and complete his life and he insists Zach is the one. Pride, fear, and old hurts wither in the wake of Aaron’s adoring loyalty, and as Zach reevaluates his perceptions of love and family, he finds himself tempted to believe in the impossible: a happily-ever-after.
I really, really enjoyed this book. It is a super sweet romance and it just soaks in the couple time and we get so many phases of the relationship. Agh. Love it.
Aaron is completely sweet and well a wish fulfillment hero for someone as hurt and angry as Zack. Zack’s voice in wonderful with great asides to the read and wry self reflection.
Aaron is a bit of a doormat but there is some nice conflict around making sure Zach and Aaron are partners in this relationship.
As much as I liked it, and I did, there are issues with the writing in terms of unresolved stuff,.
Aaron’s relationship with Zach’s brother and wife need to be discussed. There is so much co dependency in Aaron.
Zach needs therapy for his childhood trauma.
The plot pacing is sluggish so while even though I enjoyed it, others will be driven batty.
Aaron has no pets. He is a vet. We never get to see his love of animals.
And there is other weird stuff but I liked it anyway, A lot. lol.