Monday, January 21, 2013

DOUBTLESS by Cat Grant

Irresistible Attraction Series, Book 2
Riptide Publishing
July 14th, 2012
Contemporary M/M
Reviewed by Dawn (
Obtained by Publisher


Steve Campbell looked like he had it all. Money, success and a hot woman any time he needed one. When he finds himself in a rut, watching his best friend Connor find happiness with his boyfriend, Wes & finds himself daydreaming of Connor and it shocks him on how strong his feelings are for Connor. Rattled, Steve is shocked at how intrigued he is by Dylan Monroe, a male escort who shows Steve just what he needs in life. Will Steve’s reflection on his life show him just what he needs now instead of nameless hook-ups and lots of alcohol?

Cat Grant’s second story in the Irresistible Attraction series is Steve’s discovery on who he is. His life is a bit lonely, in a rut and he finds he has unrequited feelings for his best friend, who by the way is deliriously happy with his boyfriend, Wes. Steve is a little lost, a man who is at a crossroads. I loved how he grew as a character in DOUBTLESS. He wasn’t the fun lovin’ guy from Priceless (book one) but one who finds he isn’t happy anymore. Dylan Monroe is a man who is confidant, knows what he wants and how to get there. I loved the dynamics between Dylan and Steve. You could see the friendship grow between them even as Steve forked the money over for Dylan’s company. It wasn’t all about sex between them either. Dylan’s insightfulness showed Steve just where he can change, grow and be happier. The story is short, sexy and leaves you breathless. Ms. Grant is a marvelous storyteller who knows how to keep the reader entertained with a story that weaves its spell around you. I enjoyed seeing Wes and Connor again and can’t wait to see if Steve’s changes in his life stick around.

Though I do caution you, DOUBTLESS doesn’t have a happily ever after ending. This ending will leave you shocked and hopeful at the same time. I don’t want to spoil it for those who haven’t read it yet but be prepared to run to the author’s website to see if there is another book in the series.

DOUBTLESS is a story of one man’s search for happiness, for a change in his life that gets him out of a rut and happy about life in general again. The sparks between Dylan and Steve are smoking hot and the author does a great job in conveying those sparks in the story. The story has romantic elements so it isn’t a romance per say but there is also some simmering sexual tension as well between Dylan and Steve that leaves the reader eager for more. Ms. Grant does a great job in creating a character you would love to hate but Steve endeared himself to me as he was genuinely determined to change his life. I look forward to seeing if this author picks up Steve’s story again and he can get his happily ever after once and for all.

This is an objective review and not an endorsement


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