I have to say this book wasn't at all what I expected. I thought from the blurb and the focus on the tie fetish that this book would have some kink in it or at the very least be steamy. It wasn't at all. It was a nice, sweet, middle of the road love story. It definitely wasn't bad or poorly written but it wasn't what I was hoping to read. I felt a little disappointed in that and I think that effected my overall enjoyment of the book.
If you're looking for kink this book is not it, but if you like solid love stories with little angst or drama you should check this out.
Alex Hall is a businessman who takes the train in to work every day. One of the benefits for him is being able to ogle hot men on the train. He especially takes note of a man he sees regularly who is often redoing his tie before his stop. Alex has a thing for ties and his fantasies run wild about the mystery man. One day a new client comes in to the office and to Alex's shock, it's his mystery man from the train. Robin Wood is the new client and he has noticed Alex many times himself.
The two men have a one night stand and then decide to become friends due to their working relationship. Things become complicated when a boyfriend from Robin's past shows up and the two men end up having their relationship brought out into the open.
Alex Hall likes watching good-looking men doing up good-looking ties, a kink he can safely indulge on his morning commute as long as he’s discreet. At least until the day he meets new client Robin Wood, whose face seems oddly familiar. Embarrassingly familiar, when Robin recognizes him as “that guy on the bus.”
Lusting after the client and his tie is a really bad idea. Acting on it would be even worse. Which doesn’t stop Alex’s impulsive suggestion when he realizes that Robin's as intrigued as he is awkward. They’re both grown-ups, they can handle the conflict of interest, and if nothing else it will get the awkwardness out of the way. And there’s a cheap hotel at the end of their bus route.
Just one date. One night for Alex to enjoy watching beautiful hands managing a tie with style. One night for Robin with a man who can understand his own grooming kink, even if it’s not quite the same as Alex’s. One night, and then just good friends, while they’re working together. Nobody else’s business.
But Robin has entirely too much experience with romance at work, and the past isn’t staying past.