I read the two stories prior to this one so I was pretty certain that I would experience the quick turnabout from lust to love. I have to say though, the instant-attraction/lust/love (whatevs) here was actually more entertaining. At least I was able to watch it unfold from the beginning — whereas in book #1, the flirting happened off page, and in book #2 the couple sort of had history before they met again.
One thing to note, I found this line (in the beginning when Jeremy and Ryan set eyes on each other for the first time) to be really funny and set up the tone of my enjoying the whole story: light and easy.
A tightening sensation bloomed in the very pit of his gut, radiating through his groin to his balls. Balls suddenly heavier and more…there than they had been a second ago.
(My mind imagining hanging balls!)
We had quite a lot of descriptions of both men’s c*cks getting hard/throbbed/twitched/rigid/engorged, numerous sexual thoughts, and few innuendos being hurled back and forth. But the actual horizontal tango between Ryan and Jeremy didn’t happen until almost 2/3rd of the book (it lasted for a chapter and a half!). Timeline wise, it happened within couple of days after they met for the first time. But maybe I could forgive them since Jeremy said that he hadn’t had sex with a man since he was nineteen, and until “Ryan came into his life” he never felt the need to risk it (*yes, I snickered a bit there*). I guess all those sexual needs to go out somewhere as turbulent as a geyser *lol*.
Then of course, we had the Hollywood-type of ending where Jeremy — after being so careful all these years — were willing to risk everything, his political career most especially, coming out for someone whom he only spent one night with and knew only less than a week. Must so magical, that Australian outback …
Look, it’s not exactly a life-changing or the greatest story I’ve read. But I needed something easy and this fit like a glove; I’m being all understanding and jovial about it ^^
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Title: Bare For You (Outback Skies, #3)
Author: Lexxie Couper
Genre: MM Contemporary Romance
Word Count: 29,017
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Release Date: July 21, 2015