Shelton is falling hard for his best friend and roommate, finding Nevil’s dark good looks and moments of gentleness almost impossible to resist. But Nevil is more interested in affairs of the body than the heart. As Shelton’s desire for the man grows, he wonders if he can change Nevil’s mind. But does he even want to? Nevil might not stay, once he learns Shelton’s secret, and then his loneliness would be complete.
This short story by Dianne Hartsock was thoroughly enjoyable, and follows the life of Shelton, who is in love with his roommate, but doesn’t think his roommate could ever settle down with him alone.
Dianne Hartsock tells a sweet, romantic tale about two men, one of whom wonders if he will ever form a stable relationship, and his love for a man who plays the field.
The story is credible, realistic and the dialogue between the characters was really good. I found myself emotionally involved from the very beginning, and loved Shelton’s insecurities and concerns. Nevil was portrayed as a likeable character, but I think I’ll need to read the other books in the series to get a real handle on his character. Fortunately, Ms. Hartsock has left us open to further instalments in the future, and I’ll be starting the second book to see what happens with Shelton & Nevil.
This short story is recommended for those who love M/M romance and well-rounded, entertaining characters.