Thursday, June 5, 2014

Stay with Me

Title: Stay with Me
Author: S.E. Harmon
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
ISBN/BIN: 978-1-62798-667-0
Genre: {M/M}, Contemporary
Rating: 4 Nymphs
Literary Nymph Reviewer: Critter Nymph

Mac has the reputation of being a bit of a player, however he would not mind settling down if the right man came along.  Imagine Mac’s surprise when that right man turns out to be his agency’s newest client, Jordan.  And the man also happens to be straight. 

Stay with Me is the newest book by author S.E. Harmon.  I believe this is my first book by this author, however after reading Stay with Me I plan on looking for more.  I was pulled in from the beginning and stayed up late to see how the story would play out.  The book is told in the first person from Mac’s point of view, but the author is able to keep the story from feeling one sided. 

Mac is an interesting character whose snarky attitude fills the book with some light moments.  He also has bad taste in men, which can be seen when his ex shows up.  It was during these moments when Mac had me wanting to smack some sense into him.  To give Mac his due, however, there are reasons why he has trouble with relationships and it takes some time for him to come to terms with his past. 

Jordan is a lawyer who hires Mac to spy on his fiancé.  He is just what the high strung PI needs.  Everyone, including Jordan, believes he is straight; however, he has a hard time keeping his hands off of Mac.  There is a strong chemistry between Mac and Jordan that really heats up the pages.  You really want these two to work out, yet there are so many problems in their relationship that it’s hard, at times, to see them finding their happily ever after. 

The author filled Stay with Me with some wonderful secondary characters that helped move the story along.   I am really curious about Drew, Mac’s partner, and would love to see him get a story of his own. 

Stay with Me is a great book for those interested in trying the m/m genre for the first time.  If you’re looking for a new author to try, I would have no problem recommending S.E. Harmon either. 

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