Never Let Go by M.L. Rhodes
Will and Ethan are highschool mate friends. For all the years of the school they were inseparable, then Ethan went far away for college but they remained best friends and sometimes Ethan turned back home to see Will. And for Will was pain and pleasure cause Will was deeply in love with his friend and had no courage to admit it, especially not to Ethan who seemed to have plenty of women around him.
But one night, maybe thanks to some much drinks, Will and Ethan confess thier mutual feelings, and make passionate love. Will also declares his love to Ethan. But the morning after, Ethan has to leave in a hurry, and can't explain to Will why and where and doesn't know when he will be back. He only asks to Will to never let go him and his love for him.
But Ethan can return only three years after, without any words in between, and Will has not maintain his promise, he has let go and he has moved on, try to find someone else... but this is not true, cause his love for Ethan is not dead and flares to new life when his lover is again near him. But Ethan is not the same man he was when he has left, and Will has to change to deal with this new man.
The plot is simple and somewhat cosy: the external world is only hint and never really break into this novel. Will and Ethan are first friends and then lovers, and this allow them to be able to trust themself without much words to explain the past. If not for the friendship between then, it will really impossible to believe true Will's behaviour, when hungry will turn suddenly in hunger for his lover's soul and body.
Hearts & Bones by M.L. Rhodes
From best friend to lover the passage is not always easy, but Will and Ethan, the same couple of Never Let Go seem to have chosen the right path.
Ethan, ex secret agent and very commanding man, turns in a man to be nurse by Will. He is not weak, but he needs his man to be strong and protective, to shut out all the bad memories haunting him. And he needs also to accomadate himself to a live made of 9.00 to 5.00 work and domestic peace.
Will is tender and patient, he lets Ethan adjust himself to the new life, and he looks at him like a dream come true: the love of all his life is in the end near him, and it seems not true... And in fact the past is not so willing to be forgotten.
A good sequel to Never Let Go, actually the real story: Never Let Go introduces to us Will and Ethan, but only in Hearts & Bones you can see how their relationship evolves. In Hearts & Bones Ethan is the main character and we have the chance to understand him better: Will is the reason of all his life and his salvation. The story is a good mix of romance and thriller, with some unexpected twists. The plot is well planned and as realistic as can be a romantic novel....Continua