- File Size: 2376 KB
- Print Length: 126 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (September 6, 2017)
- Publication Date: September 6, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B074PZ766G
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #22,074 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Earning His Trust Kindle Edition
"Fool Me Once" by Catherine Bybee
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Earning His Trust was a sweet, charming second-chance novella that made my heart hurt and crack along with the characters. One of the reasons this book appealed to me so much was I could see myself in the characters.
At one point or another in my own life, I have been both Evin and Ben. Evin was sent adrift by Ben's seeming defection when they were young and in college after their years-long relationship ended with Ben's departure for medical school. Evin went on to find a new love with his future husband, but tragedy struck just as Evin thought he was getting his happy-ever-after. Widowed with a new baby, Evin is exhausted, grief-stricken, and in need of a steady support system and a friend. He has people who care for them, but they have their own lives and can't be there for him 100% of the time.
Ben went on to finish medical school and is a doctor, fulfilling his own dreams--but he's lonely. He regrets breaking it off with Evin, and when fate drops them in each other's paths, Ben takes the chance and reaches out to Evin. One of the biggest selling points for this book was the fact that they were friends first before they were ever boyfriends and Ben, after a few hiccups, steps back into that role in Evin's life. I like how they reconnect, and as they do, I can tell that neither of them was ready for each other back in their college days. If Ben hadn't broken it off with Evin back in college, they wouldn't have lasted. They needed to age, to grow up so more, both of them. Reconnecting now as adults with responsibilities and mature personalities was a joy and made me smile.
I kept expecting a horrific blow-up in regards to the way Ben broke up with Evin back in the day, and while there were some arguments and angry words, the dreaded screaming and volcanic eruption of blame never happened. The renewal of their relationship was gradual, a delicate slow burn, and I loved how the book ended. It felt real, felt natural, and I put the book down with a happy sigh and a smile.
One day, he burns his own hand and goes to the ER. When he meets his doctor, Ben Perez, his ex-boyfriend who ruined his heart at college.
Ben is shocked to meet Evin, the love of his life, after all these years. Even if he’s responsible for their break up, he can't let him go like that, not after seeing the exhausted, alone father that Evin is now.
So Ben does what he can to be with Evin, even if its only as a friend, this time he refuses to walk away from him.
I loved this book.
Ben and Evin are adorable. Evin is completely broken when he meets Ben at the ER. He’s a single dad, his son Micah is only 6 months old, he’s exhausted, mourning his husband and trying to deal with his baby. I wanted to babysit his son for him, really, it was so well written that I could see him with dark circles and pain in his eyes.
I loved Ben, even if he was the one breaking up their relationship, I loved how matured he was when he meets Evin after all these years. I loved how he decided to be there for them, and how he tried to help Evin. But I loved it more when he spills his heart out, when he tells the truth to Evin, that he still loves him, never stopped, and he’ll wait for him to be ready.
I loved that, I loved the fact he took responsibility for ending their relationship and breaking their hearts. I love how simply and easily he came back in Evin and Micah lives.
Besides, the author did something really good with his character’s psyche. Evin struggled with so many fears and trouble that he couldn’t be all right or fine without help. And Ben is this help, the shoulder and the arms that Evin needs.
And you know what, my big romantic heart sighed for them, and smiles happily too (and I may or may not have fallen hard for Micah and his chubby cheeks)
So it’s 4 OptimuMM’s for Micah and his 2 daddies.
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