Friday, February 10, 2017

Shifting Views by Meg Harding

Successful fashion model Denver Carlisle is finally living on his own. He’s got a new apartment, a neighbor who has a problem shutting his blinds, and a local bakery with an owner who makes his knees weak. It’s raining men, and Denver hasn’t gotten any in a long time. Going out on a limb, he asks Ethan Monahan out and resorts to a little exhibitionism for his neighbor. Only to be turned down by both. That’s a first.

Ethan Monahan runs his own bakery and has a new neighbor who walks around naked. The latter is a little too distracting. When his naked neighbor turns out to be none other than model Denver Carlisle—and the customer who asked him out—Ethan tries to make amends. In a purely friendly way.

Friendship leads to more, and both men find themselves in over their heads with emotions and compromises. Denver has trust issues that could span the Sahara, and Ethan is a product of the foster system with a chip on his shoulder and a serious wariness of those with money. There’s only one way to reconcile their issues: work together.

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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

This is a slow, sweet romance. With his twin in a serious relationship, Denver finds himself alone for the first time in his life. Unlike Denver, Ethan has always been alone and he is determined to be independent. When the two men meet by chance at Ethan’s shop, the attraction is immediate but there’s a whole lot of baggage and awkwardness between attraction and a happily ever after.

I enjoyed this story, but it is quite a departure from book three where Denver’s twin, Dorian, falls for a famous hockey player. This is a quieter romance without the fame or money of the prior book. Like his twin, Denver is a famous model but this time the romance is private with more focus on Ethan’s bakery than Denver’s modelling. I liked Ethan and Denver’s completely awkward attempts at dating and their combined discomfort as they start a relationship. Familiar Carlisle family members reappear in this book and they have fun with Denver’s romance.

My one reservation about this book is that I really struggled with the writing for the first few chapters. I found the first person present tense difficult to navigate and I had to put this down a few times. I’m not sure if the writing was smoother by the end or if I just got completely caught up in the story, but it wasn’t an issue after the first fifty pages.

This is a sweet story that made me smile. I’m a little sad that this might be the last book in this series and I look forward to more from this author.

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Book 3
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MEG HARDING is a graduate of UCF and is completing a master’s program for publishing in the UK. For as long as she can remember, writing has always been her passion, but she had an inability to ever actually finish anything. She’s immensely happy that her inability has fled and looks forward to where her mind will take her next. She’s a sucker for happy endings, the beach, and superheroes. In her dream life, she owns a wildlife conservation and is surrounded by puppies. She’s a film buff, voracious reader, and a massive geek.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Shifting Views (The Carlisles #4) by Meg Harding to read and review.

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