A big welcome to Con Riley as part of her tour with Signal Boost Promotions for Saving Sean.
The flawed characters in this story pulled me in and kept me reading right to the end. They both felt very real, and I liked the way the author portrayed Sean’s struggle to find meaning in his father’s work, and the insidious way his father’s illness took over his life. The descriptions of both characters and setting are fabulous.
I loved Peter and his lack of verbal filter. His bedside manner is great, and I enjoyed seeing him being so capable at his job. I liked how his journey and Sean’s had parallels in their search to connect with their fathers, and understand them.
I enjoyed the conclusion of the story, which left me very satisfied, not just with Sean and Peter’s relationship, but also in the way Sean got closure and a way forward. I loved how Sean and Peter’s friendship and relationship grows over time, despite some rocky patches, and how they ground each other. I also liked that although the story is told from Peter’s perspective, and he’s one of the MCs, it isn’t him who figures everything out. On that note, Joel and Evan totally rock, and I loved the insight into how brilliant Sean really is.
I also loved the supporting cast, and thought they felt very real. I’m very happy that the next book is Aiden’s as I want to know more about him. This is very much a story about family, and not just the family dynamics within their circle of friends and wider, but found family as well, as I had a strong friends as family vibe from the ensemble cast. I liked all these guys, except for Vic, but suspect there’s a story there somewhere about why he’s like he is too.
This is the first book I’ve read by this author, and I’m looking forward to more. I hadn’t read book one in this series first, yet still thoroughly enjoyed this story, although I want to play catch up now. 5 out of 5 stars.
No more running from love…
Nearly a year after being rejected for another man, Seattle paramedic Peter Morse is still pining, so when the one that got away asks him for a favor, he agrees. His mission: track down Sean Reid, the runaway brother of a mutual friend. Peter isn’t thrilled about it—until he finds Sean injured by the side of the road.
Everything about Sean stirs Peter’s protective instincts—saving people is what he lives for—but he never anticipated falling for someone so hell-bent on running from him. On top of his physical wounds, Sean struggles with grief and guilt, and the mess his estranged father left when he died threatens to overwhelm him.
Saving Sean means Peter must let go of his pride and turn to friends and family. Asking for help is a bitter pill for Peter to swallow, but if he can’t, how can he expect Sean to accept his help—and his love—in turn?
CON RILEY lives on the wild and rugged Devonshire coast, with her head in the clouds and her feet in the Atlantic Ocean. Injury curtailed her enjoyment of outdoor pursuits, so writing fiction now fills her free time instead. Love, loss, and redemption shape her romance stories, and her characters are flawed in ways that make them live and breathe. When not people-watching or wrangling her own boy band of teen sons, she spends time staring at the sea from her kitchen window. If you see her, don’t disturb her—she’s probably thinking up new plots.