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One is book 5 in ES Carter's Love by Numbers series, one that I loved from the get go. It follows Isaac, Jake's brother and one of the most enigmatic secondary characters from the previous books.
Isaac is a world renowned photographer, in love with his work and the place he feels most comfortable in is his studio. All throughout the series he has been such a secretive individual and always kept himself hidden behind his happy facade, apart from the few times when we got to see his true nature shine through.
His love story isn't for everyone. It isn't sweet right from the beginning. It's filled with angst and self hate, it's testing the readers' patience, but I wouldn't have it any other way. It kept me intrigued and involved, and it had me gasping each time our leading man would have an interaction with his love interest.
The reason for Isaac self imposed 'whoreness' has a name, and that's Flynn Phillips. He's a famous fitness model, turned actor, who loves his job and everything that comes with it. Yet he's not happy. For Isaac, he represents the unattainable, the elusive one, the 'maybe-love'' that got away. Similar to our hero, Flynn is fighting his own demons. Destroyed by a tragedy from his past, he can't seem to come to terms with the attraction he feels towards Isaac; he hates to want him and wants to hate him.
Their story is full of up and downs. Although it has a rocky start, when thrown together by chance, they decide to give this attraction between them a go and see where it leads them. I loved the fact that the author gave it a slow build up, she let Flynn redeem himself for his previous atrocious actions and careless words towards Isaac. She made me slowly fall in love with a flawed character who worked his way into my heart one sweet word at the time.
All in all, One is an incredible redemption story, filled with romance, with two wonderfully broken leads who end up gaining your love with the help of their sweet words and even sweeter actions. ES Carter outdid herself with this one and she set up the following book in the series perfectly.
Type: Standalone Book 5 of Love by Numbers series
POV: First Person – Dual (Male)
Isaac Fox; living life without any love commitments or attachments was a successful and well known photographer. He knew exactly where he stood when it involved his sexual desires he was open minded and liked both females and males but he prefers the male team. One night of lust became a night he never forgot with the one and only hot stuff fitness model Flynn.
"He's my every wet dream in the flesh. He's also my every nightmare."
Flynn Phillips; super smoking gorgeous man who was born to be famous got all his dreams come true when he landed in the fitness modeling industry. Woman would throw themselves at him for his attention and he always complied until that one night he started feeling different things that he didn't want to admit he liked a little too much.
"I can't even begin to understand it. This tangible link we have. It makes no sense; it's stronger than attraction, and it messes with my head because he's a man."
I loved Isaac from the beginning I first met him on one of the previews books from the standalone series. I didn't know much about him but I was dying to know. He was absolutely an incredible person who loved his family so much; he even sacrificed an entire year of his career to help the family out. It was such an emotional part of the book that I don't want to give anything away. He struggled with being understood though and what Flynn did and how he made him feel had me in angry tears. I wanted Flynn to feel his pain and boy did he felt it too?! Heck yeah.
This book was about love, family and finding out your own true self. It was such a wonderful read to understand the struggle people go thru to find themselves and within understand that what they feel don't have to be always what people think but what you want. Flynn and Isaac both were tested thru their boundaries to reach the true love they were both searching for. In all honestly this was my very first only m/m read and I have to say I had to fan myself so much it wasn't even funny. I am afraid this would not be my last either. Readers to enjoy a good love story, super steamy hot, and are not afraid of this m/m genre should totally read this book. I found myself unable to put it down and enjoyed every minute of it.
"Love isn't one plus one. It's one plus one plus one times infinity."
A copy was kindly gifted to me, thank you so much!
"Love is not a solitary affair" is definitely seen through the entire novel as well as seeing and watching as the two main characters come to terms with facing how important life is and how to never take life for granted.
As usual, ES Carter builds such meaningful characters that evoke so much emotion within the readers that you take more than just a story away, but also connections. And also you cheer, you cry and you swear at the characters as well as at the author for all your emotional outrages. Even in the author's special note I felt connected to the author in her honesty as well as a connection within our grief feelings that only makes the reader see the author and her works as more than just entertainment but as life. ES Carter is definitely an author all readers need on your TBR!