Series: Pier 70 #4
Author: Nicole Edwards
Genre: MM Romance
Published: 28 March 2017
|He’s got a secret...|
Roan Gregory, one of the four owners of Pier 70 Marina, has managed to paint himself as a loner in recent months. There’s a reason for that. And he’s got every intention of keeping that reason a secret. That is, until he no longer has the option.
He’s got a secret, too...
Colton Seguine, defenseman for the Austin Arrows, has gotten good at keeping the world from finding out that he’s gay. He knows exactly what he can and cannot do. And with whom. That is, until he sees Roan for the first time and all bets are off.
Some secrets are too big to keep.
Temperatures soar when this brooding bad boy gets his first taste of this smoking hot hockey player.
Can Roan and Seg push past each other’s defenses? Or -- thanks to the way the cards have been dealt -- will the time they spent together prove to be just a harmless one night stand?
|This is the fourth and final book in the Pier 70 series, which has definitely been one of my most favourites by Nicole Edwards. It also has a mini crossover with the Austin Arrows series (Seg!) but can be read as a standalone. Having read all the books in both series I would recommend you read them too though.|
Roan Gregory has been a bit of an enigma lately and you just knew he was running away or hiding from something, well here we finally find out what has been going on. I wasn’t sure if it was to do with his embarrassment of declaring his undying love for Cam but it was so far from that it was jaw dropping.
Colton Seguine (Seg) is one of the hot hockey stars for the Austin Arrows and well known for his charming ways with the ladies. However one night at a bar he spies Roan sitting by himself and is compelled to go and speak with him. Over the course of the evening the standoffish man relaxes and the pair try to hide their hidden attraction to the other. When the end of the night comes it turns into a harmless (but extremely hot!) one night stand. Nothing else can become of this though due to the secrets they are both keeping. Roan and his troubles with his drug addicted sister and Seg with him being firmly in the closet.
Over a year later they both come into contact again and the merry dance of will they or won’t they begins but the odds are firmly stacked against them being that they are both holding tight to their secrets still. The only thing with secrets though is that they eventually find an out. This attraction is about to get serious.
I loved the slow build and the naturalness of how Roan and Seg come to be. It didn’t feel over complicated or forced as the storyline just flowed and kept you engaged and invested in this explosive union. The attraction was an instant winner and the way Roan tried to fight it made it all the more enticing. I loved how they both (in the end) became the catalyst for each other in making a stand for themselves and not giving in to outside influences.
There were some really heartfelt messages within the storyline that at times were very emotive and tentative. However as in all Ms Edwards’ books there was also a whole lot of hot passionate loving going on. These two were extremely steamy and raunchy between the sheets.
It was great getting to see the secondary characters who have appeared in both series and fantastic to touch base with them again. With there now being a connection to Austin Arrows I hope we continue to see the Pier 70 guys as I will surely miss them. A wonderful ending to a fabulous series.
ARC kindly provided by Nicole Edwards Limited to Foxylutely Books blog in exchange for an honest review