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The smoldering desire between Mike & Blake is palpable - so palpable you wonder why everyone can see it EXCEPT the two men who are feeling it. When they finally act on two years of pent-up passion, it's explosive. And, unfortunately, short-lived. Therein lies the heartache - and the lesson.
While I really enjoyed the story, I would like to have had more of it. As a novella, it had to get to the point quickly, leaving out elements of the back story that might have shed light on why Mike and Blake were reticent about expressing and exploring their feelings. And why Mike, in particular, had such deep, self-destructive tendencies that the aftermath of their first encounter sent him into a near-deadly tailspin. Outwardly he was such a confident, capable, determined young man, it seemed inconsistent that he could fall so far, so fast.
I would also like to have known more about why Blake was so fearful of and intimidated by Mike that he held off - until it was nearly too late - to tell Mike how he felt. And why waited until the very last second to tell Mike the truth about his plans for the future.
Thank goodness for two stabilizing forces -- Lydia and Lincoln -- lifelong friends of Mike's who came to his rescue, more than once - and encouraged Blake to set things right with Mike at the point where it seemed there might be no turning back.
All in all, Wreck You is a very satisfying, well-structured, short read full of heat and heart. The only drawback for me was that it felt like a novel's worth of material condensed into the shorter format, leaving me feeling like I'd missed the real story-behind-the-story that made these two great characters click; and today I find myself wondering what happened to them when the dust settled.
I will definitely read more of Randi's work. Her characters are interesting and relatable, and her stories reflect the physical as well as emotional challenges of real-life and relationships in everyday people, which is a refreshing departure from the billionaire/celebrity/fairy tale genre. I'm already looking forward to her next story.
Blake did have a serious crush on Mike but was scared to act on it. He had a life that was complicated. He made a choice to leave and kept this from Mike. when he did tell him it was in a horribly rude way and it made Mike feel like a trollop. So Mike fell. He wallowed in liquor and it wasn’t until he hit rock bottom that he crawled out. but crawling out required him to harden his heart and shut down. He had to let go of his hope Blake may come back to him.
Blake was lost. He loved but was scared. He walked away from things to try to give a better life to someone. when away he does find some confidence but still is lost. It isn’t until he causes Mike to almost lose his hard earned sobriety that he does what needs to be done to show his love and courage.
Lydia was a good character and it was her and Lincoln that saved Mike. I didn’t agree with Lydia’s actions while Mike was struggling. I also didn’t like Blake getting courage and realizing his love wasn’t going away until Mike was struggling. He came back out of guilt and that was wrong to me. No matter how much I liked Blake that just was wrong. Lincoln was the tough love Mike needed and I loved how he supported Mike no matter what. Lydia was nice but she did do things I just didn’t like at times. She did it out of love though.
This was the heartbreaking but wonderful journey of Mike and Blake. The journey of Mike coming out of the darkness and allowing love to take over. Of Blake finding love and finding seeing that love is what matters. Of two mean who must overcome their demons to be together and whole. To allow their love to be free and be together. It’s interesting who Christina is with will that be another book? Will we see more of Mike and blake? I do hope so for they are a sexy couple who went through so much to find themselves and be together. To allow their love to shine through. A wonderfully written book who brings out so many emotions as you watch these two work through there demons, coming out better on the other side and have their love for each other be accepted and they come to be together.
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