Author: Allison Temple
Series: Bold Brew #2
Genre: Contemporary LGBTQ
Read: March 8, 2021
Charlie’s life is spiraling out of control. He recently became single, he has a job that he can’t talk about in public, and his puppy is slowly destroying his apartment. He decides it’s time for a dog trainer but Mason ends up being more than just that.
While I mostly liked this book, I struggled to stay engaged with it. Something about the writing style mixed with the characters made me keep putting this book down. Charlie was a hardworking guy who recently went through a tough breakup. Now he is struggling with everything life has thrown at him, especially an active puppy. Mason and Charlie had a rough start but they quickly developed a strong connection. Charlie was just a cute man, with a cute dog, who was looking for life to give him a bit of a break.
I liked both of these characters but there were a few things that bothered me. Charlie is constantly comparing Mason to his ex, which is fine, but it got annoying because it was coming up during the sex scenes when he should have been focused on Mason. At least the constant comparison did allow Charlie to see how toxic his ex had been and how he wasn’t a good Dom. There were a few times that Mason’s actions did not work for me. I would expecting more discussion or comfort during certain scenes and instead he would just jump right into sex. Overall, this was ok but I definitely preferred the first book better.
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