Opposites attract in this low-angst romance filled with British snark and humour.
Life should be a breeze for a playboy like Charles Heppel. As the third son of an earl, he lives for the moment, partying and playing. Settling down isn’t for him. Not when London is full of beautiful men who he hasn’t one-and-done yet.
To escape his family’s nagging, Charles applies for a temp job that matches his playful skill set. A role in a Cornish classroom could be his until the summer, if Charles meets two conditions: he must move in with the headmaster’s best friend, and teach him to be happy.
Living with Hugo should be awkward. Charles is a free spirit, but Hugo’s a man of faith, with morals. A man who almost took holy orders before disaster changed his direction. Only far from being a chore, Charles finds that making Hugo happy soon becomes his passion.
Together, they share physical and emotional first times. Ones that change Charles, touching his soul. He wants Hugo for longer than they have left, but learning to love with his heart, not just his body, will take a leap of faith from Charles — in himself as well as Hugo.
♥ This shared-world series starts with Charles and Hugo, but each book follows a different couple in their own standalone novel, with a fulfilling happily ever after.
I’ve read a few books now by Con Riley. They are always enjoyable reads that aren’t too angsty but still tell a good story. I haven’t read the previous series that introduced Charles, but I think I will.
I almost immediately feel in love with Charles, third son to an Earl, he has no real responsibilities related to his heritage, but his one brother is always trying to get him involved.
While on an interview at his dream school, Charles meets Hugo, AKA Holy Hotness. He isn’t an official padre, but some of the older children respect his as such. Hugo’s best friend Luke is the headmaster at the school and is letting Hugo stay there while he recovers from a serious injury and figures out his new path- since he has given up becoming a minister.
Charles makes Luke smile and laugh and they are incredibly attracted to each other. Even though Luke has little experience, Charles has plenty for both.
They are really adorable with each other. And not in a cheesy super cute way. They just kind of fell into being a couple quickly because it is what they were meant to be. There was no judgement between them with their worst insecurities, but they still held some back.
This is a sweet story of two men becoming who they are meant to be- together, with some sexy times that don’t take over the story at all.
4 pieces of eye candy