Author: Felice Stevens
Length: Novel (212 pages)
Publisher: Loose Id (August 19th, 2014)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5Hearts
Blurb: Ryder Daniels has spent the last year recovering from rejection: his parents couldn’t accept his sexuality and his lover chose drugs over his love. The only bright lights in his life are his younger brother and his rescued pit bull. But now his mother’s punishment for his lifestyle has cut him off from his brother he loves so deeply. Devastated, he throws himself into the work of the Pit Bull Foundation he and his friends started.
Jason Mallory can no longer hide the dissatisfaction of his relationship with his longtime girlfriend. When her marriage ultimatum pushes him to break things off, he’s determined not to jump into the dating scene. But when a group of injured pit bulls are found on his construction site, he can’t forget the guy who shows up to help.
After Jason adopts one of the dogs, he and Ryder become fast friends—until one night, Ryder lets down his guard and Jason recognizes his desire. Soon, they can’t deny the passion between them but will family differences and ugly prejudices keep them apart, or can they fight to prove that love is precious, no matter the flavor?
Product Link: http://www.loose-id.com/rescued.html
Review: I love when I come to the last page of a book and have a huge smile on my face. Rescued is definitely an “aww” kinda story.
I thought this was going to be a cookie cutter “gay-for-you” read. But Felice Stevens did an excellent job revealing the activation of Jason’s latent gay genes. He knew something was missing in his hetero relationships, but hadn’t found anyone to catch, much less hold his attention…until Ryder.
Literally, from their first meeting, Jason is drawn to Ryder. Unfortunately, Ryder is still licking his wounds from a failed relationship, and is not in the mood to be some straight guy’s “experiment.”
I really can’t call this a sweet romance, cuz it is uber hot. When Jason and Ryder finally get hot and heavy, they get nice and dirty. 😉 Felice did an excellent job developing their relationship. Friends and family’s reactions to their relationship were realistic and really added to the story. My twisted mind actually enjoys when not all threads lead to happily ever afters.
This is my first Felice Stevens read, but will assuredly not be my last.
Loose Id- http://www.loose-id.com/rescued.html
All Romance- https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-rescued-1601110-149.html
Felice will be giving away one ebook copy of her book.