Monday, March 13, 2017

Happy Happy Release Day! Step by Step by K.C. Wells #mm #MayDecember #romance

Step by Step
Dreamspinner Press

Release Date Mar 13, 2017

Type Novels
Words 85,899
Pages 256
ISBN-13 978-1-63533-452-4

File Formats epub, mobi, pdf

Jamie’s life is one big financial mess, and it really isn’t his fault. However, the last thing he expected to find in the library was a Good Samaritan. He might have been suspicious of Guy’s motives at first, but it soon becomes apparent that his savior is a good man who has been lucky in life and is looking to pay it forward. Guy being gay is not a problem. Jamie’s not interested… or so he thinks.
Guy is happy to help Jamie, and the two men get along fine. But when Jamie’s curiosity leads him from one thing to another, Guy finds himself looking at the young man with new eyes. What started out as a hand up is now something completely different….

Review by: multitaskingmomma
My Rating: 4 of 5 Stars

Step by Step is not for everyone. For one thing, not every reader likes the MayDecember trope. I absolutely love this trope so I am biased. Two, the slow burn romance developing between the two MCs may be a tad too slow for some readers. Not for me, I also love simmering romances. Third, I would consider this a gay-for-you romance which is a no-no for many readers. Then again, I love these tropes as well for, what do you know - I personally know several individuals (both male and female) who went gay for their lovers and have lived happily for decades. Now, let's go on with Step by Step.

Jamie is a straight boy who got himself in the middle of his parents' divorce war which attorney's fees ate up his college funds. He's in dire straits and his future looked bleak. In comes Guy, a stranger who took a chance in Jamie by offering him his home and paying for his education on the caveat that Jamie do the same thing for someone else in the future. The agreement is reached and Guy made a mistake. He actually thought Jamie was gay and was gobsmacked when he found out differently. Feelings of attraction aside, Guy and Jamie go with their lives. Everything is nice and tidy, until the day of Jamie's epiphany that his attraction to Guy was not just because the older man was his benefactor, but because the older man was a pure hunk. Jamie's curiosity leads him into a situation he couldn't get out of, even if he wanted to, and he didnt. As for Guy, well, things didn't go as planned, but he got his happiness.

This is a typical billionaire-benefactor romantic story without the billionaire and it worked. The writing is smooth, the character development was an awesome read, and the simmering heat between Guy and Jamie went to levels that made me giddy. No, this read is not for everyone, but for those who like to smile dreamy and sigh every once in a while in quiet remembrance, then this is definitely for you.

K.C. WellsK.C. Wells started writing in 2012, although the idea of writing a novel had been in her head since she was a child. But after reading that first gay romance in 2009, she was hooked.
She now writes full time, and the line of men in her head, clamouring to tell their story, is getting longer and longer. If the frequent visits by plot bunnies are anything to go by, that’s not about to change anytime soon.

K.C. loves to hear from readers. 
Twitter: @K_C_Wells 

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