Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Earning His Trust by Alicia Nordwell


Evin lost the only two men he ever loved. But he might get a second chance with one of them—if he’s willing to take the risk.

Following the death of his husband, Evin is living in Portland and raising the infant son they had through a surrogate. Six-month-old Micah is his life, and if it means no time for activities or friendships beyond his minuscule support network, that’s a sacrifice Evin is willing to make. When he suffers a burn baking teething biscuits, the last person Evin expects to encounter in the ER is Ben, his lover from college—and the man who left him without a word of explanation.

Ben knows it won’t be easy to earn Evin’s trust and prove he’s not the same man Evin once knew, but he can’t bear to watch Evin struggle to care for Micah, hurting and alone. He wants back in Evin’s life, as a friend and hopefully more, but Evin’s heart is fragile, and the years have changed him too.

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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

Avid Reader☆☆☆
M/M Second Chance Romance

Evin has had it hard in the recent months. He lost his husband to senseless violence and wound up with Micah, his son who is his whole life, but without his husband. He has been trying to live day to day, but knows that he's drowning.

When he finds himself injured and in need of the emergency room, he runs into the last person that he believed he would ever see again. He once loved Ben with all that he was, but when Ben decided for their relationship that he was done, it broke Evin's heart.

Ben never stopped loving Evin. Even after all of these years, he's knocked back a little when he sees Evin with Micah. Ben wants to have a second chance with Evin, but knows that he has a lot to make up for.

We see the two main characters become friends again, but they make such a jump and it was not very developed. I would have liked to see more development in the story. I can see how people could fall back in to a life and love, especially if their connection was as strong as it was described. However, if that's the case, their relationship now is just a fraction of what it was.

I wanted to see more of a relationship rather than a friendship. I think it also would have been helpful to see their relationship in the past. It might have helped me connect more with the main characters. Overall, this was short story that was very superficial.


Angie☆☆☆
This book was just okay for me. Had lots of potential but didn't hit the mark all the way. Evin and Ben were a thing back in the day and Ben left without a word. Evin moved on, got married, and had a kid. A chance meeting in the ER brings these two back together. I liked these two, I could feel a little of their chemistry, I think I just wanted more. I liked how the baby was involved, sometimes in books with babies they get lost in the story. This was a good story with not too much angst, some sex but I kind of felt incomplete when the book was over for some reason. Like I said, I just needed more.



The number one question folks ask Alicia when she shares she's a MM romance author: "Why gay fiction? Why write men when you're a woman?" and her answer is: "Why the hell not!" Alicia Nordwell is one of those not so rare creatures, a reader turned writer. Striving to find an interesting story one day, she decided to write what she wanted instead. Then the voices started... Yep, not only does she talk about herself in the third person for bios, she has voices in her head constantly clamoring to get out. Fortunately, with the encouragement of her family and friends, she decided for her own sanity to keep writing. Now you can find her stories both free and e-published. When she’s not on the computer typing away, she's a wife and a mom of two in the dreary, yet ideal for her redhead complexion, Pacific Northwest. Except for when she disappears into one of the many worlds in her head, of course! She can also be found quite often at her blog, where she has a lot of free fiction for readers to enjoy or working hard, or maybe hardly working, as an admin on GayAuthors.org under her online nickname, Cia.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Earning His Trust by Alicia Nordwell to read and review.

9 comments:

  1. I'm a fan of romances that feature families and children.

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  2. Generally not really but I have liked some books where they were in there quite a lot. I don't specifically go looking for books with kids though

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  3. I like children in stories sometimes, but some couples are better without them.

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  4. I typically prefers stories without children

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  5. I like stories with children as long as they are realistic. I don't like it when the children are unbelievably good or bad or when they are just plot devices.

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  6. It's strange when I read M/F I didn't like to read about children but in M/M books I really enjoy them.

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  7. I like books with children, I don't read them all the time as it depends on my mood.

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  8. Oh yes, single Dads are one of my catnips

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  9. I like books with children as long as the children are realistic.

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