Saturday, April 21, 2012

Review: Rules of Engagement by L.A. Witt @GallagherWitt

From Goodreads: Dustin Walker has no idea that avoiding the search for Mrs. Right could send him into the arms and bed of Mr. Right Now. According to Dustin's mother, he should be out looking for his next wife so he won't be the divorced black sheep of the family. Instead, he passes his free time at a local bar and pool hall, where he meets someone who's everything his ex-wife wasn't: funny, caring, faithful... and male. Is Brandon Stewart just Dustin's way of getting over a bitter divorce? Can Dustin really care for him, or is it simply that Brandon is the complete opposite of his ex-wife? Dustin keeps their affair as quiet as possible, because if it continues, he knows he'll eventually have to come out to his homophobic family or walk out on the man he's trying not to love.

I truly loved this story. Dustin was a compelling character who kept me intrigued through the whole book. He tugged at my heartstrings the entire time. Brandon also made me swoon. He was the perfect man. Beautiful, kind, a little naughty, but lovely. Dustin was so confused, and rightly so, but he was brave and such a tough guy even though he was emotional as well. 
It's not every day you read such a compelling "coming out" story. Witt had a way of writing it so that I was interested in everything going on within the plot, not just Dustin's turmoil. And I truly cared about Brandon and Dustin throughout. At the end, I couldn't put it down. I had to know what their fate would hold. 
My only complaint was that it ended too soon. I wanted just a little more at the end to show me life after the climax. *snort* No pun intended, really.

LA Witt, I shall be looking for more books.
Thanks again to my girls NR Walker for recommending yet another awesome read. <3

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