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Hard Climate (Men of London) (Volume 8) Paperback – July 22, 2016
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Mango’s hip deep in a this isn’t what I signed up for project and his only recourse is to ask for help from the one person who’s always been there for him… whether he deserved it or not. Ryan, as usual, provides bail money, but not the groveling open-door policy that’s been their raison d'être for a couple years. And so begins this tightly-knit story of two men taking those stutter-steps toward reconciliation.
Hard Climate is less cluttered with recurring characters, though the ever-popular Lenny plays a crucial role as Ryan’s friend and co-cross-dressing performer in Ryan’s nightclub. The focus is on Ryan and Mango’s efforts to come to terms with what each wants, though how they plan to go about that isn’t always clear cut. In fact, too often they find themselves at cross-purposes until fate intervenes, ramping the stakes and nearly derailing both men.
The dialog is crisp and on point, minor characters play supporting roles without threatening to overwhelm the story, and the two leads have very distinctive personalities that the author juggles exceptionally well throughout the narrative.
Hard Climate hits all the right bullet points: great major and minor characters you can believe (and believe in), a bit of angst but not as over-the-top as in previous Men of London pairings, smoking hot scenes of affection, a close call, and a resolution that’s satisfying and heartwarming.
I very much enjoyed Hard Climate and give it an enthusiastic 4.5 stars.
Copy received at GGR-Reviews for a fair and unboased review.
So back to Hard, LOL!! I know, I know, I just can't help myself. Anyways the meaning Solid, firm is really the obvious thing that springs to mind, okay Jesus, I will spell it out for you. It's the male member, you guys know I can't use words of profanity or certain sexual words in my reviews, it will get removed. Hard also means not easily broken, well this was certainly true for Ryan. Unfortunately I can't make any other comment on that because it would give a huge spoiler out, so go read. hehe!!
Climate, another interesting word to use for a book title. It's a noun word. Yep, I have been reading the English dictionary today just for you guys. The meaning could be the weather conditions prevailing in an area in general or over a long period, but nope that definitely doesn't feel right after reading this story, so I investigated further. And this seems more like it, 'another aspect of life'.
The title fits the story perfectly, you're probably thinking, I didn't need to know all that codswallop above, well thats the great thing about reviewing, I can say what I like, HA!! Honestly, I feel like I've turned into Mango. Who's Mango? So pleased you asked. I will now get back to the story.
If you are a fan of 'The Men of London Series', you would have heard about Ryan and Mango previously. Ryan was Laverne Debussy-Smith AKA Lenny's ex bed buddy. Mango is the guy that Ryan has always loved but can't get him to stay in the same zip code long enough to have a relationship with him. Capisce? You following so far?
So now that Lenny is settled with Brook. Ryan is also ready to take the next step and have a meaningful relationship. Nope, Mango is not the settling down type or is he? Who knows what's around the corner, the possibilities for Mango are endless, even jail is a strong candidate.
I have laughed so hard while reading this story. This is one of my favourite quotes,
'Would you please stop trying to drive my nuts through my stomach and calm down and listen to me?' HAHA!! Leading up to this part is hilarious and full of profanity, hence why I chose to share this part.
No story is complete without a little heartache, maybe not everyone cries while reading tragic events, but I sure do. I think because I was so involved in this story it made me cry harder. I was so sadden by what occurred I just kept thinking, please be okay, please be okay. Honestly if I thought for one minute the Author wasn't going to give me a HEA, I would have screamed the house down. Oh yeah, I need my happy ever after without it, I can't sleep, I have the book hangover from hell. Readers you know exactly what I am talking about.
I have to say this is another exceptional story to add to 'The Men of London'. I really don't know what I will do when this series is over. It's a truly amazing gift to be able to not only write a book, but to grasp the hearts of readers that keep wanting more. Susan Mac Nicol without a doubt you have been blessed with the Midas touch.
Thank you for another heart warming and sexy read. Please never stop writing The Men of London.
PS. I still have full rights to Clay and Tate, just saying. (Smily face inserted here)
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