Ryder is an attorney in a family law firm, but when he comes out his family rejects him. He also has had a very bad ending to a relationship. His recent life events lead him to working at an animal rescue with some close friends. Through this work he meets Jason, a construction worker who has found pit bulls on a job site. Jason is straight and in a bad relationship with a woman. The two men become friends and after a time it grows to something more.

This is a gay for you story. While I imagine they don't often happen in real life I love this trop every time in a book. The story is mildly angsty while the two men work through a myriad of issues. There are heartfelt romantic moments and lots of steamy scenes. Some of the scenes were a little sappy in my opinion, but I was in the mood for sweet when I read this book. So it worked for me.

I believe this author is a debut author. For a first work I thought it was well done. I will definitely look for more work from her down the road. If you're looking for a sweet GFY story, this book is right up your alley.

Book Blurb for Rescued

Ryder Daniels is all too familiar with rejection. His parents cut off contact because he’s gay and his boyfriend left him, choosing drugs over love. Aside from his rescued pit bull, his only joy is hanging out with his younger brother. Then his mother does the unthinkable and forbids them to see each other, leaving Ryder devastated and alone. His friends urge him to date, but Ryder would rather throw himself into working at the dog rescue and figuring out a way to see his brother again.

When Jason Mallory’s girlfriend gives him an ultimatum to get married, he shocks everyone by breaking up with her instead. He believes he's too busy for a relationship now that the construction company he started with his brother is taking off. When he discovers a group of abandoned pit bulls and calls the local dog rescue group to pick them up, an uncomfortable encounter with Ryder causes Jason to question feelings he’s hidden deep inside for years.

Jason and Ryder build a friendship, until an unexpected kiss sparks the attraction they’ve been fighting. Jason gives Ryder unconditional love and helps him reconnect with his brother while Ryder shows Jason the passion he’s always missed in relationships. Together they must battle through their family differences and ugly prejudices. Only then can they prove that once you find the right person to love, there’s no turning back.

This is a re-release of the original edition published in 2014. It has brand new content as well as the entire book being revised.

Night Owl Reviews Oct, 2014 4.00