Sometimes the best love stories come in two parts.
When Felix met handsome journalist Max Travers, it was lust at first sight. It was just his luck that he then had to develop a terrible case of feelings and got his heart broken. However, two years later, he’s over all of that. His job is going well, he has good friends, and he doesn’t lack for male company. Which, of course, is when Max has to come bursting back into his life.
Felix Jackson will always be the one who got away to Max. He’s spent two years regretting his actions and hoping for a second chance. When an accident lands him in Felix’s less than tender care, Max is determined to grab this opportunity. The only problem is that Felix is equally determined that he doesn’t.
From bestselling author, Lily Morton comes a story of missed opportunities, second chances, and two very stubborn men.
This is the third book in the Close Proximity series, but it can be read as a standalone.
How was it?
I jumped into this story without reading the blurb. So I didn’t what I was getting myself into. I did read Charlie Sunshine, the previous book in the series, but I connected with After Charlie more.
Felix and Max’s lust-at-first-sight vibe when they first met totally grabbed me and I was along for the ride. I enjoyed Felix’s snark and banter, Max gave as good as he got. They both have a great sense of humor, which made them real. I loved them together.
I had an inkling that the honeymoon period would fade because this is a romance novel and the main characters’ relationship started as a random hook up. But I didn’t expect it to hurt so much, I felt for Felix and cheered when he got himself out of that situation.
I didn’t know about the two parts of the story, again I went into this book not knowing anything. So I was curious to see how Max would worm his way back into Felix’s life. Thank goodness it wasn’t within months of the separation but interesting nonetheless.
The second part made Max slightly more interesting to me. He opened his eyes to what his actions were telling us from the beginning. Felix also warmed my heart because he wasn’t convinced by Max’s graveling but he rather understood that Max loved him from the start.
It might seem like I said too much but this story is more about the journey than anything else, and besides, there’s a lot more to discover and experience reading this book.