Kevin and Hugo make plans to blend their lives, but bleak news changes everything. Building a future together is still a priority, but only if their relationship can survive.
Love strengthened by adversity.
Everyone in Kevin’s life knows him as straight rather than bisexual. There was no need to come out until now, but loving Hugo is worth any prejudice he’ll encounter. Hugo does his best to be patient while Kevin navigates his way toward openness, but he refuses to be put back in a closet for long.
Kevin wants to tell his kids without screwing up their newfound stability, and he worries about telling his ex because Erin might use the truth against him to renegotiate custody. Kevin wants it all finalized, but time isn’t on his side.
When Erin gets grim news, it shakes everyone to the core and rips Kevin away from the life he planned with Hugo. The news brings Hugo’s past hurts bubbling to the surface. Yet when Erin turns to Hugo for support, their new connection shows him how essential he is to Kevin and his kids.
Despite the chaos, it’s clear Hugo is very much a part of this unconventional family.
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I usually don’t really trust stories that go after HFN into new book with new complications to deal with. I mean, I love everything to be tied together, and then next set of characters. Otherwise, it’s suspicious.
This book did the same. The new book brought so many new events, with one complication/event being extremely tragic. When Erin gets those bad news, the whole situation changes. Hugo and Kevin were prepared to start new life together, and Kevin’s divorce was supposed to be finalised.
But when Erin gets the bad news, everything is changed. Kevin insists she move back with him and their children so they can make the most of the time they have left, which leaves Hugo feeling left out.
While I understand Hugo’s reaction when Kevin told him about their new arrangement, it was a bit selfish. I mean, here’s the man who just found out his wife is terminally ill, who is still dealing with it, and yet he keeps thinking of Kevin being like the other guys he’s dated.
I loved how they made him fit in in this unusual arrangement. He was a valued and an important member of the family. I also loved that Erin wasn’t a bitchy ex who would have problems with Hugo and Kevin, and is even telling them that they can touch and show affection even when she is around.
I also wasn’t a big fan of marijuana part but that’s just me.
All in all it was a heart-wrenching book, with a lot of description of illness and family dynamics, but also hot and sweet in moments.
Posy Roberts started reading romance when she was young, sneaking peeks at adult books long before she should’ve. Textbooks eventually replaced the novels, and for years she existed without reading for fun. When she finally picked up a romance two decades later, it was like slipping on a soft hoodie . . . that didn’t quite fit like it used to. She wanted something more.
She wanted to read about men falling in love with each other. She wanted to explore beyond the happily ever after and see characters navigate the unpredictability of life. So Posy sat down at her keyboard to write the books she wanted to read.
Her stories have been USA Today’s Happily Ever After Must-Reads and Rainbow Award finalists. When she’s not writing, she’s spending time with her family and friends and doing anything possible to get out of grocery shopping and cooking.
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