‘Lazy Sunday’s’ (Lazy Days Book 1) by K-lee Klein #LGBT #DuoReview #Contemporary #RockstarAndAccountant #MentalHealthIssues

Bethany and Wendy review ‘Lazy Sunday’s’ (Lazy Days Book 1) by K-lee Klein. Self published September 25, 2018, 365 pages.

Scott Weston’s car is sensible, his suits are bland, and his job is stable but boring. Mundane routine helps keep his anxiety and obsessive tendencies under control. Socializing—especially dating—isn’t on his list of strong skills either, and, made worse with the echoes of his disapproving mother. So he’s content to stay at home with his lists and cleaning and wildlife documentaries, until a one-night stand goes unexpectedly right.

History has taught Devon DuCaine that dating can be uncomfortable, but there’s just something about Scott. He may be the opposite of Devon’s own long-haired, tattooed, free-wheeling spirit but he brings out the nurturer in Devon. Maybe it’s Scott’s surprising fascination with Devon’s motorcycle, or his shy surprise in moments of affection, but there’s more under those sensible suits than meets the eye. The most important person in Devon’s life, his mom, taught him love and compassion and that’s all he wants to share with Scott.

Their one-night stand turns into a regular thing, but Scott doesn’t trust it to last. He’s pretty sure Devon is hiding something. He’s even more sure that once Devon gets to know him, the attraction will fade. And then there’s his mother. However many sparks fly between them, Devon will have his work cut out to convince Scott they can have their happily ever after.

(This book was first published as 2 short stories, but this new version has double the content from the originals.)

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Bethany~ I read a book by K-lee years ago that changed me and how I viewed books that I read.  That book is ‘Unbreak My Heart’ and I fell in love with Brett and JT.  So hard that I didn’t think any new couple that K-lee brought to me would live up to them.  They hold such a special place in my heart, I knew it would be hard to live up to they way they made me feel.  I have read, I’m sure, 98% of what K-lee has written, but this book has come the closest to how I felt when I first read about Brett and JT.

Once I started this one I found it very hard to put it down, I absolutely adored how Devon almost doted on Scott.  Oh but you can tell that Scott is struggling, not just with OCD issues but panic attacks.  While I do have OCD issues, mine do not come close to Scotts, and I am lucky that my panic attacks are mild, so my heart went out to Scott.  I can’t say for sure that Scott’s mother is the reason for Scott’s anxiety, but I think she has a HUGE roll in it.  Having kids, I will never understand parents that don’t have anything but love and support for their kids.  I kinda hate Scott’s mom.

Now Devon, oh Devon, you have given me yet one more book boyfriend by K-lee.  I knew from the beginning that Devon had a secret that he just wasn’t quite ready to divulge.  But when his secret finally came to live I was blown away in the best possible way.  I did not see it coming and when an author can shock me like that, I LOVE it.  So things finally fell into place as to why Devon was keeping things so close to the vest I knew now Devon was going to have to do damage control with Scott.

I was just so taken with Scott and Devon’s journey and I was so glad I was able to take it with them.  While Scott helps keep Devon grounded, Devon helps Scott fly a bit.  I love that in my two mcs, they bring out the best in each other.  So while Brett and JT have a very special place in my heart, Scott and Devon now hold quite a bit of it as well.  This was so well written and you can feel the love that K-lee has for these two men.  I can promise you that this book will be one that sticks with you for a while after you finish.

Wendy~ When I saw that this book had been revised with added content I was so super excited! This book has always been a favorite and one that I re-read often.

If I loved this book before, I’m ecstatic about it now. The characters are so perfect together while being wildly opposite from each other. They each have issues and there are some bumps along the way and I love them.

Scott is so broken that it’s hard to believe that he can function at all. His family really did a number on him and if I could find a way to go into the story and give his mother a piece of my mind I’d do it in a heartbeat! I will never, ever understand how a parent can batter their child’s self esteem or not support their sexuality and love them unconditionally but it happens all the time in real life as well as in this book. Scott has almost zero self confidence and a bad case of OCD, he has terrible panic attacks and struggles to manage with a combination of medication and techniques that he’s learned. He comes from a wealthy family but the only time you ever even know about that is when he visits his mother’s home so that plays very little into the story except that it is an excuse for his mother to justify her behavior. She’s a character that I have very strong feelings about and I’m going to say one more thing about her and then I promise I will move on. The only thing that I wished would have been part of this book was that I would have liked to have seen more resolution between Scott and his mother. In any way. It just felt unfinished to me. Moving on… Scott’s relationship with Devon is just pure pleasure to read about. Scott questions every aspect of it from his reaction to the smallest of things to his or Devon’s response. I can totally relate to that, maybe not to that degree but I know what it’s like to want someone to look at you in the best possible light and then to not feel comfortable enough to just be yourself. I think we all do that  to some extent.

Devon has his own issues. I think that he’s just as broken as Scott but he hides it under a layer of bravado and misdirection. He is plain and simply, the sweetest character ever! Especially as he goes above and beyond to make sure that Scott is as comfortable in their relationship as possible. He takes it upon himself to learn how to be helpful with Scott’s panic disorder and his OCD. Devon feels, to me, like he shoulders the majority of any burdens they face and that makes for some interesting scenes. It also makes it hard for Devon to be completely honest with Scott and there are plenty of land mines that the two of them have to navigate.

This continues to be one of my favorite stories and is always going to be a go-to comfort read. I’m loving the extra content in this revision. The only thing that keeps me from giving this story a 10/10 Pots of Gold is the unfinished feeling I get from the relationship between Scott and his mother but I still love this book very much! 

K-lee Klein loves guys with long hair and tattoos, and you’ll often find her front and center at her favorite rock concerts. She has bounced around Western Canada all her life, but will always consider the solitude and beauty of the British Columbian mountains home. Her life is blessed as the proud mother of three now-grown but still spoiled kids, the servant of two bossy felines, and the wife of a truly patient husband.

Her writing muse is terribly temperamental, so to keep him close by and in check, she had him inked on her left calf. The gorgeous, long-haired, mostly naked, kneeling angel that resulted is truly a work of art, although he’s still a handful and hopelessly uncontrollable. She writes on his schedule and inspiration.

K-lee tends to fall easily into obsessions. When something grabs her attention, she jumps into it headfirst with complete abandon. Actors, musicians, superheroes, fictional characters, and brainwashed assassins all hold spots on her cannot-get-enough list. She once followed Thirty Seconds to Mars around the United States and Canada and saw them perform fourteen times that year. Obsession sometimes leads to ideas for her kneeling angel to turn into stories.

Although an introvert in person, she’s extroverted online and has met many wonderful friends there, sometimes with the added fun of meeting them in person at gay romance conferences. She’s grateful for all the people in her life who accept her as she is and support her through her ups and downs as mom, wife, and joyfully obsessed writer.

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