Erryn reviews ‘Here for Your’ by K.C. Wells. This book was released by the author on April 16, 2020, and is 198 pgs long. The audiobook version of this story was narrated by John Solo. It was released on June 10, 2020, and is 5 hrs and 48 mins long. A copy was provided in exchange for an honest review.
Why I read this book: I love K.C. Wells and John Solo collaborations.
Chris Lomax swore he’d never return to Saugatuck, but nothing could have prevented him from coming home to the small lakeside town, not once he saw the news about the fire – and Hunter, the only person ever to steal his heart. He must make sure Hunter is okay, and service dog Lucy could lend a helping paw.
Firefighter Hunter Drake never expected to see Chris again. He thought he’d lost his best friend for good when Chris jilted Hunter’s sister at the altar. But right now Hunter needs to focus on his recovery. What he doesn’t understand is why Chris came back – and why he won’t leave.
The two men get to reconnect, but spending so much time together leaves Hunter confused and uncertain, especially when Chris reveals he’s both bi and in love with him. Hunter’s not sure what to do about that last part.
What Chris wants is for Hunter to forgive him.
What Hunter needs is to stop living in denial.
Yeah, as if it was ever going to be that easy…
Sometimes, amongst all the angst these days, a simple love story is just what I’m looking for. And at the heart of this book lies a love story.
Chris left his bride Calleigh at the alter, abandoning his life and moving away without giving anyone a forwarding address. His reason? Although he cared for Calleigh, he was in love with her brother. Knowing he would see Hunter day after day but not be able to have him was too much to bear, so he left.
Five years later, tragedy strikes Hunter and Chris feels compelled to return. He brings his dog Lucy. Chris is a service dog trainer and he fell in love with Lucy so she never formally graduated. But she’s as empathetic and smart as any working dog, and she goes to work on Hunter. Maybe if Chris can’t break down Hunter’s walls, Lucy might be able to.
Chris wants Hunter to forgive him and Hunter wants Chris to leave him alone. Plenty of conflict there. And although both men are stubborn, cracks in the walls appear. There are heavier themes in this book but they are handled brilliantly, as I would expect Ms. Wells to do. Her books always deliver an emotional story with a deft touch and this book is no exception.
John Solo narrates many of Ms. Wells’ books and I’m so pleased because he does a great job of bringing these characters to life. So if you’re looking for a simple and true love story, this just might be the book for you.
10/10 Pots of Gold (100% Recommended) – Compares to 5/5 Stars
K.C. Wells started writing in 2012, although the idea of writing a novel had been in her head since she was a child. But after reading that first gay romance in 2009, she was hooked.
She now writes full time, and the line of men in her head, clamouring to tell their story, is getting longer and longer. If the frequent visits by plot bunnies are anything to go by, that’s not about to change anytime soon.