Title: Checking it Twice
Series: A Carlisles novel, 3
Author: Meg Harding
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: MM, Contemporary
Publisher's BlurbCloseted professional hockey player Eric Belanger is falling hard for an out-and-proud male model. He’s unable to resist Dorian’s charm and pushing personal boundaries he never thought he’d cross. But Dorian is the kind of guy who deserves someone who isn’t afraid to be himself. Eric’s fears about what coming out will do to his career clash with the future he hopes to build with Dorian. He knows he’ll eventually have to make a choice.
Dorian Carlisle knows better than to date a man who wants to keep him a secret, but there’s something about Eric he can’t ignore. So he’ll take the risk, and it’ll be all right, because this isn’t a forever romance. He’s happy to live in the moment. But somehow, at some point, feelings sneak up on him and he’s not okay anymore. At a breaking point, Dorian must also make a decision. Their time together will either be the start of something wonderful or nothing more than a happy memory.
Checking it Twice by Meg Harding is the third book in the Carlisles series. This story is about Dorian and Eric. This is my first time reading this series. While there is a ghost of a feel that this book is part of series, the love story is firmly about Dorian and Eric. There is also Dorian's twin Denver in here too. I liked the comedic play the twins have with each other. I also appreciated Ms. Harding's style. Fast paced but with enough storyline to keep me wanting more. This is a good book to read when you come home from a long day, very fun and not too serious a read.
Dorian is a model, and so is his twin Denver. Dorian is doing a clothing line's winter wear with hockey players when he meets Eric. Dorian has lust at first sight. I loved how flustered he gets. He is adorable. I liked Dorian's kind heart in this book. He is very much a character I loved and wanted a happy ending for. He is looking for a person to call his own, he wants love not just a one night stand.
Eric is also looking for love. But he would rather his love stay in the closet with him. I think Eric suffers from what he thinks other people expect of him rather than the reality of what is. He thinks people expect him to be with a woman and macho for hockey. What really people want for him is to be happy. His friends love him just the way he is, he just has to come to terms with it. When he finds himself interested in Dorian, well will love win or the expectations he thinks others have of him?
Eric is a good hearted everyday kind of character. He really needs Dorian to bring the sunshine into his life.
Over all a very good read. I liked the characters. The ending is very clear cut. Also helps lead us to the next book or I hope to be the next book. Denver needs his story after how this book ends. Bring on the hot men in windows please.
Five Shooting Stars