Bethany reviews “Never The Perfect Moment’ by K-lee Klein. (This book was released by Amber Quill Press, July 30, 2014)
Why I read this book: Because it is a K-lee Klein book and she is an auto-buy for me.
Bryan Monroe has always catalogued his life in terms of moments–right moments, wrong moments, perfect moments. But when his best friend and partner on the police force, Chrys Delos, is shot in a raid gone bad, it’s one of the worst moments of Bryan’s life.
Bryan’s been secretly in love with Chrys for years, and the shooting is a wake-up call that it might be time to tell Chrys the truth. The problem is, Bryan’s never been with a man before, so in addition to worrying about Chrys’ injuries, he’s an indecisive wreck over the future.
But with the help of two unlikely matchmakers, Bryan knows it’s time to find the courage, and the perfect moment, to tell Chrys exactly how he feels…
I am a stay at home mom with three kids, who if I would let them, would eat me out of house and home. This is why I have a book budget. And I am very stingy with that budget, I don’t just buy what looks good, I research comments on it, talk it over with friends who have already read it. And I normally will not buy a book with anything less than 200 pages. Unless they are on my auto-buy list. And K-lee Klein is an auto-buy for me, whether it’s a heartbroken cowboy rock star or the shifters, vampires and witches she writes in a way that draws me in and makes me fall in love with the mcs.
I don’t know how she does it but there is something about the way she writes her mcs that makes me feel like I am a part of their lives. I feel connected to them, I want them to be happy, I feel their struggle and their pain and I want to make it better. I know that no matter what book of hers I pick up and read it will be just what I needed. I moved over the weekend and hadn’t had a chance to read in close to 4 days, shock I know. So I needed something very low angst with a sweet, beautiful story line. This was the perfect book for that.
The two mcs have been friends for years, a personal favorite of mine. One is straight but has this undeniable attraction to his gay friend, yet another favorite type of book. This is the perfect making of an all time favorite book for me, and yes it will be one that I will be rereading over and over. It was a hug in a book and I am so glad I got the chance to sit down unwind and enjoy the build up between Chyrs and Bryan. This might be a short book but you can feel the relationship these two have with one another. It is one of total trust, one that no matter what happens in their lives they know that the other will have their back. And the secondary characters were wonderful. I have read a lot of books where the ex-wives are nothing short of evil, not in this one. They were not just exes, but friends who want nothing more than to raise their son and for the other to be happy. So a big thank you for that. And Bryan’s son, well he was just too stinking cute. He reminded me so much of my youngest I couldn’t help but love him.
The concept of wanting to wait for the PERFECT moment, I think we can all relate to that. But as we all know sometime there is no such thing as the perfect moment. Is this book short and do I wish I had more of these two? Yes, but that is just me being greedy cause I could have read about Bryan and Chyrs for days. But that said, for the length of the book it was perfectly timed, and didn’t feel rushed at all. So another win for one of my auto-buys, well done K-lee once again you have made me fall in love with your boys.
K-Lee Klein has lived in one part of Western Canada or another for her entire life. She’s a doting mother of three now-grown kids, and has had characters and plots running around her head for as long as she can remember.
She lives with an patient husband who totally does not get her thing for gay men, two spoiled but wonderful sons (who don’t get it either), and two also spoiled, but beautiful cats. Her days are also filled with many texts and phone calls with her daughter who has already left the nest, and an abundance of fabulous gay men, large and small, bouncing off the walls of her skull, competing for their turns to tell their stories.
After finally throwing caution to the wind, K-lee’s first story was accepted and published in December of 2011, and since then she’s been lucky enough to be picked up by several publishers. She’s thrilled to be substituting her previous jobs as a hockey manager/coach, school band volunteer and overall chauffeur with her passion for writing beautiful, emotional men.
Among her favorite sub-genres are rockstars, cowboys, shifters, and opposites-attract relationships. But to be honest, she’s open to almost anything if it involves messing around in the heads of her characters. She’s also big on series–because she has a hard time letting her characters go–and is usually working on a handful of stories in various stages of completion all at the same time.