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Friends: A Friends to Lovers Gay Romance (White House Men Series Book 2) Kindle Edition
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- Publication date : October 26, 2020
- File size : 2811 KB
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Language: : English
- Print length : 388 pages
- ASIN : B08LKFQNRL
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Page numbers source ISBN : B08LNT3SLC
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #7,482 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Ironically, neither Seth nor Coulson realize they are falling in love with each other. Seth thinks Coulson is straight and reprimands himself for being attracted to him. He is petrified of destroying one of the most important relationships in his life. Coulson is adorably oblivious. He doesn’t realize Seth is attracted to him and doesn’t understand at all why he keeps looking at Seth, noticing physical things about him, asking so many questions about his sex life, and wanting to be with him every minute. Coulson is so lonely and it just breaks your heart because he is such a marshmallow of a man despite his tough FBI persona and ability to be unflappable, and tough as nails professionally. Seth and Coulson together as a couple are perfection.
Friends has a very different tone and pacing than Press. Whereas Press was very action driven and the plot was externally propelled by the terrorist events, Friends focuses on the developing relationship between Seth and Coulson and their partnership in trying to unravel the terrorist plot through internal investigation. In the early parts of Friends, the slower pacing is particularly evident and juxtaposed with Press, you definitely feel it more. I think that early pacing could have benefited from an injection of action/trauma/angst to vary the pace. As it was, the book moved in a slow and steady uphill progression, with both the facts about the investigation and the feelings between Seth and Coulson building along the way.
Overall, this is a fantastic, well written book with great world-building and an impressive level of detail that demonstrates the extent of the research that the author did in order to write this story. The character development is excellent and the result is two loveable, engaging MCs with a lot of complexity and dimension. Despite a plot line that continues beyond this book, there is a definite HEA for Seth and Coulson in Friends. Looking forward to the next one in the series!
“If a simple remark like that makes you feel like less of a man, that’s some awfully fragile masculinity. I’m secure enough in my identity that I don’t care if someone calls me cute, man, woman, or nonbinary.”
In conclusion, this was an awesome book which was so well researched and written. I would give this 100 stars if I could. I can’t wait for the next one in the series.
Seth was out and proud, he didn’t let his job force him into the closet, and I loved a character like him. He lived his life how he wanted to live it and didn’t let his sexuality hamper that. Which is how life should be! He had all these career goals, and nothing was going to stop him.
Coulson hadn’t considered a relationship with a man before. The more time he spends with Seth, the more interested he becomes. It’s hard not to fall in love with someone like Seth. They have fun with each other, even when they aren’t doing anything but spending the evening on the couch. You don’t find that with just anyone. Yet there they were.
The action in this one was not as intense as in book one. It picks up at the assassination of the president and we’re given a glimpse into the investigative process and a little background on the agencies that are involved. I loved seeing Seth’s mind work through all the information he came across. Coulson was the perfect complement to Seth’s process. Coulson didn’t let anyone discredit Seth either. Which melted my heart just a little bit.
The chemistry between them was off the charts, even before they acknowledged their romantic feelings for each other. Probably one of my favorite scenes was the scene Set realized how deep his feelings were for Coulson from the help of his family. That scene is what I immediately thought of while sitting down to write this review.
I loved being able to see two strong, alpha males who were amazing at their job, fall for each other.
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Here we have a older friends to lovers, demisexual read but with much more background info regarding the investigation/s being carried out by the various alphabet agencies into the recent terrorist bombing and 'killing' of President Markinson, and the Pride Parade bombings which had occurred in NY 5 years previously. As the general consensus of opinion seems to be that homegrown terrorists are involved, the various teams really have their work cut out to track all leads down and keep suspects under observation, without giving themselves away. Seth and Coulson were great leads in this one, and carried their excellent working relationship on the case over into a very easy, first-time same sex loving relationship for Coulson, and Seth was very happy about that.
Quite a few new characters were introduced, so I think we can safely say that some of them will feature in the coming stories [with maybe a threesome on the cards too 🤔], perhaps possibly including President Shafer's introverted young son Kenn...and most of whom seem to have known Seth in the 'biblical 'sense 😉 [the agents of necessity have a small pool to choose their sexual partners from].
This particular story didn't seem to suffer as much from stupid grammatical errors, but there were still typos and excess words that were pointless...the word 'but' appearing several times when it wasn't needed.
The men are flawed and real, delicate and strong. Going on the journey with Seth and Coulson was beautiful and special, uncovering their secrets and seeing them both bloom with each other was an exquisite joy. Highly recommended read.