Monday, June 27, 2016

Closer to You by Skylar M. Cates

Title: Closer to You
Series: Sunshine and Happiness, 3
Author: Skylar M. Cates
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: MM, Contemporary
Pages: 240
Reviewer: Redz

Publisher's Blurb

Sunshine and Happiness: Book Three
It’s hard to recover from a first love. Some people never do.
How hard would you fight to keep your best friend? Marc Lucas and Tomas Santos have been best friends forever, but now their friendship is in a crisis. When they were boys, betrayals ripped their world apart. They thought it was fixed, but some parts remained broken. Ever since he saved him from a humiliation at school, Marc has loved Tomas. The last thing he expects is for Tomas to love him back. To keep his best friend, Marc revisits an abusive past he’s tried to forget.
For Tomas, loving Marc has been anything but easy. His upbringing told him it was wrong, so why did it feel so right? Accepting who he is as an adult, Tomas decides he needs a committed relationship. To his deep sorrow, he can’t seem to find it with Marc.
When the two find themselves alone and in the grip of a hurricane, long-buried feelings emerge. Being “just friends” is no longer an option. They must risk it all on love.

Closer to You is the third book in the Sunshine and Happiness series by author Skylar M. Cates. This is my first time reading this series and I was not lost at all. This is the kind of bittersweet love story that is powerful and well written. I really loved this one.
Marc hard worker. He has made a few mistakes in his life but he tries very hard to over come them. He is very hard on himself. He has a lot of regrets but mostly what he has done to Thomas.
Thomas has always loved Marc. He knows Marc has demons he has to over come. He is patiently waiting for his man to come to him. He is a big guy but rarely yells. Gentle, comfortable kind of guy.
It takes a storm to bring them together and get them to actually talk about what is wrong. But will that be enough to keep them together forever?
There is a lot of flashing between past and present in this book. Made for a little bit of hard reading. I get why, I just felt it was very fluid. Over all though a nice read. Sometimes love can conquer all. 

                                       Four Twinkling Stars

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