This erotic m/m romance continues after the events depicted in “After the Ashes” and follows the aftermath of a couple of failed relationships which demonstrate the futility of not following one’s heart. Logan is a sweet naive character who is exploring his sexuality and Henri is defensive and wounded but somehow they find a way to reach a compromise. There are plenty of sensual encounters but a few thought-provoking aspects that remind one of the importance of being able to trust one’s partner or deal with life-changing repercussions. An enjoyable addition to the series.
“After the Rain” by Daisy Harris is Book 2 in the series ‘Fire and Rain’ and centers on firefighter Logan MacDonald, one of the youngest men to join the crew. Logan is struggling to deal with his sexuality after finally facing that he prefers males but is handicapped by his age, his concern about his coworkers’ opinions and his unfamiliarity with the new town he is living in. Henri Serre is on the rebound from a cheating ex who may have given him a communicable disease and not quite prepared to deal with a new partner who isn’t completely out. A camping trip forces them in close proximity and the attraction that flares between the two tentatively flourishes but both men have to decide on what they want out of a relationship and whether that includes each other.
They’re going to need a bigger tent.
Henri’s list of bad exes is as long as his arm, but nothing prepared him for his latest, heart-stomping breakup. He thought he couldn’t feel more abandoned, until his ride for a group camping trip bails, leaving him stuck driving for hours with a guy who is absolutely not his type.
After breaking up with his girlfriend of five years, firefighter Logan is working up the nerve to explore his interest in men. He knows he’s gay. He just hasn’t had the guts to do anything about it…until now.
Henri’s big-city attitude and tight jeans push every last one of Logan’s buttons, and when he and Henri have to share a tent, Logan is thrilled. He should have realized Pacific Northwest weather would get wet—forcing them to strip naked.
Though the steam between them is thicker than coastal fog, Henri’s not sure he can let himself fall for another man. Not even the guy who finally treats him right.
Warning: Contains bad ex-boyfriends, even worse weather, and more than your average amount of sex in a tent. May not be suitable for those with germ phobias, outdoor aversions or fear of damp shoes.