What He Left Behind
by L.A. Witt
Stars: 4.5 stars
M/M/M story coming September 2015 from Samhain Publishing.
Can you ever have a second first time?
Josh Carver thinks it’s just another lunch with his best friend, Michael—until Michael confesses he just turned down a date with his hot veterinarian crush. It seems Michael’s abusive ex left him more scarred than Josh realized.
Josh and his husband, Ian, have done their best to help Michael leave his horrific past behind, but even Josh is stunned when Ian suggests that Josh help Michael with his fear of physical intimacy. After all, it isn’t like it would be the first time—Josh and Michael were once each other’s firsts.
A hesitant first kiss, and Josh and Michael’s natural attraction eases the way. But with Michael still balking at the prospect of sex with someone new, Ian steps into the breach.
Everything is fine and dandy until emotions become so entangled, their friendship—and a marriage—could be at risk.
Warning: Contains three guys who will do anything for each other, a hot tub that’s always the right temperature, and a cat with an attitude problem.
This is the first book I’m reading by this author. The story she wrote about Ian, Josh, and Michael was heartwarming and sad. What Michael went through by the hands of his ex-boyfriend was just so unbelievably heartbreaking.
His ex-boyfriend Steve was a POS. what he did to Michael…. Left a shell of a guy behind.
What Josh and Ian did for Michael. Not only changed his life but also changed their own lives in the process.
And changed it for the better!
I absolutely LOVED this book. Loved it. I really thought the author did a good job writing Michaels character. She didn’t rush anything. She took her time with the whole process of having Michael get over his issues with sex. I loved that. I loved how we saw the progress from scared to secure to overcoming and conquering his fear.
Josh and Ian’s relationship felt real to me. They talked about everything ahead of time. They knew when they needed alone time to regroup. And there was never unnecessary drama. Or some big secret someone was holding from one another.
I think that’s why I loved this book so much. There was no unnecessary drama. It just flowed. And everything unfolded naturally.
The sex was never over the top and it seemed real. And it was really doing it for me!…lol
I know my husband was happy about it!….lol
I love how even though Michael and Josh had been together before. It seemed like their first time doing everything. They were exploring each other’s bodies. Then adding Ian into the mix. It was seriously hot!
I just can’t express enough how much I really like this book! I want to tell everyone about it!!
Would I read more books by this author…yes! I would.
Would I recommend this book to other people…. Yes I would !
*ARC provided by Samhain Publishing via Netgalley*
She also has substantially more time on her hands these days, as she has recruited a small army of mercenaries to search South America for her nemesis, romance author Lauren Gallagher, but don’t tell Lauren. And definitely don’t tell Lori A. Witt or Ann Gallagher. Neither of those twits can keep their mouths shut…
Visit her website at http://www.gallagherwitt.com/.