Why I chose to read:
Thank you to A.E. for the opportunity to read You Can See Me. I really enjoyed the story very much. I had seen some comments online that Nothing Special was about a character from You Can See Me; and so, I thought there might be a series, or at least a sequel, going on with these two books. While Leo from Nothing Special is in You Can See Me, mentioned by Prescott Vaughan near the beginning of the story, he is not featured and these books can be read out of order. Because I thought it might be a sequel, I read You Can See Me first before Nothing Special as I try to read any stories that have a sequence to them. It helps cut down the confusion.
Normally, I review in order too, but Nothing Special had a blog tour on our site that had a strict due date. So, I’m doing the reviews out of order. 🙂 Since they don’t need to be read in any particular order, you should be fine reading them as stand-alones. I have a slight recommendation to read You Can See Me first, but only because I like the continuity it does have being introduced to a later character in a prior work.
World renowned chef, Prescott Vaughan was at the height of his career. Right before he’s to leave for Paris to work alongside his idol, a horrific car accident leaves him completely blind.
His female fiancé leaves him in a state of desperation and depression. He pines for love, companionship, and so happens to find it in the form of his very sexy neighbor. Sexy male neighbor, Dr. Rickson ‘Ric’ Edwards.
Prescott’s not gay – at least he never considered himself gay – until Ric saves him from a date, gone terribly wrong. The two neighbors hit it off quickly and waste no time exploring and learning each other. Things are great until Ric begins to have his doubts about meeting Prescott’s many wants.
When Ric insist he and Prescott take a breather, Pres finds himself lonely and miserable again. Enter, male escort and aspiring chef, Blair McKenzie to fill the void.
In the meantime, Ric works on his issues that prohibit him from displaying the love he knows he has for Prescott. When Ric is finally ready and returns to claim Prescott he’s not sure that Pres can let go of the sexy, southern, hotness that is Blair McKenzie. After Ric has his own personal encounter with the sinfully sexy man, he can’t help but become entranced and crave more as well.
Pres soon realizes that there’s no need to choose between his two men, because when all three of them finally come together – grab a cold drink – because the heat is going to go all the way up!
This is not your typical gay ménage romance. Everyone is not happy, skipping along, and loving life. These men are at each other’s throats. They live completely separate lives; fuss, cuss, and fight until they all realize exactly what the problem is…too damn much sexual tension.
There is a lot going on with this book. If you have read my review on Nothing Special, you will know that there is one small thing that got me in the time frames mentioned between these two books. I’m not going to say what it was in this review. You can go look at my review here if you want a slight spoiler.
This is not your typical gay-for-you trope. I’ve read a lot of GFY, as it is usually designated, but most of these types of story lines are typically with only two males. I was happily surprised how this went. I was intrigued with a straight-turned-gay blind chef, Preston Vaughn; a male escort aspiring chef, Blair McKenzie; and an agnsty doctor, Ric Edwards; and enthralled as I read this book and their personalities were revealed to me. I laughed, I cried, and I cheered for them. The story felt real, somewhat angsty, and gave the impression that while love tries to conquer all, you do have to help it along the way with hard work and a fair amount of soul-searching. Because of this, and the slight proofreading problems I found, I gave it a 9 out of 10 pots of gold.
A.E. Via is the new best-selling author in the beautiful gay erotic genre. Her writing embodies everything from spicy to scandalous. Her stories often include intriguing edges and twists that take readers to new, thought-provoking depths.
When she’s not clicking away at her laptop, A.E. runs a very successful paralegal-for-hire business, and in her spare time, she devotes herself to her family—a husband and four children, her two pets, a Maltese dog and her white Siamese cat, ELynn, named after the late, great gay romance author E. Lynn Harris.
While this is only her third novel, she has plenty more to come. So sit back and grab a cool drink, because the male on male action is just heating up!
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