Second to None
The Breakfast Club, Book 3
Cover Designer: Reese Dante
Cover Photo: Stock Photo
Release Date: January 28, 2016
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Nightclub owner Marcus Feldman never met a man he didn’t love, at least for the night. Although his best friends have all found love, Marcus shuns their advice to commit to one man and settle down. His past has taught him monogamy and marriage is for fools, and Marcus is anything but a fool.
Tyler Reiss’s dream of dancing professionally is unexpectedly cut short and replaced by a different kind of love. He trades in his ballet slippers for go go boots, and spends his nights dancing at the hottest gay club in the city. Flirting with the customers for tips is easy, but resisting the dark and sexy Marcus is becoming harder to do with each passing day.
Unforeseen circumstances bring Marcus and Tyler closer and though they give in to their mutual passion, both still struggle to guard their hearts. When crises threaten, Tyler and Marcus find their strength in each other rather than falling apart. Tyler must choose to either run, or stay and fight for the life he wants, while Marcus realizes that love doesn’t mean losing himself and opens his heart, making him a better man in the end.
This was a great way to round out the Breakfast Club series by Felice Stevens. The third book in the series-possibly the last one-wrapped up Marcus’ story, the ultimate playboy, who never had plans to settle down, and didn’t understand his best friends’ obsession with finding love.
Second to None was truly a story shared by these two men, Marcus and Tyler. With all that Tyler had deal with over the last few years, he was the one evading Marcus, ironic since Marcus was known to only bed a man once. Tyler stuck to his personal values and would not give in to Marcus, no matter what.
There were a few points at the beginning that I wasn’t sure if I would actually like Marcus, not merely because he was arrogant. A few times, I had concerns that he was crossing the line with an employee who had said no multiple times. However, all that changed when Marcus was willing to open his home, without question to Tyler and his niece, when Tyler was injured. There was no hint of that man who had toed that line, and my concerns were cleared up.
Probably my favorite part of this book was the reality that came with it, something that Felice puts into all her books. Real life happens, and its how we deal with it that matters, and few authors do that as well as Felice. Tyler had to give up his dream of dancing on Broadway, and he was okay with that, merely because he knew he had to deal with suddenly having a child that had not ever been part of his plan. There was no magic fix for this, and as always happens with tragedy, you move forward the best way you can.
Marcus, not understanding what love truly was, had to slowly find his way to his own realizations. Sometimes we don’t get a second chance to make things right, and so you must move forward, and hope that those people who have supported you along the way will still be there for you.
As always with Felice’s books, you will have some tears along the way, and some happy moments, more of that latter, thank goodness! 4.5 pieces of eye candy.
This is not the first book I have read by Felice Stevens, she is one of my auto-buy authors. I don’t even need to read the description to know I’m going to love it. Second to None may have just become my new favorite!
I love the story of a self-proclaimed man-whore finding the one man that knocks him on his ass and makes him work for it!
This is the story of nightclub owner Marcus Feldman who enjoys the single life, maybe a little too much. New man every night, never repeating with a partner. Then he hires Tyler Reiss to dance at his club, Sparks. Tyler Reiss isn’t interested in being a notch in anyone’s belt. He is too busy trying to care for his 4 year old niece to give in to any of advances Marcus makes. When circumstances force them to spend more time together they both learn that appearances may be deceiving. Both men are afraid of being hurt and if they can lay the fear aside they could have something spectacular.
I loved this book. I had previously read the other two books in the series, and this was is just as good. I love seeing the past characters in the new story, you get to see where they are heading as well. I can’t wait to see what Felice has in store for us in the future!!!
Five pieces of eye candy.
“This wasn’t a permanent arrangement; you knew that.” Tyler leaned against the wall. “I can’t impose on you any longer. I’m sure you want your bedroom and your life back.”
“I didn’t mind it last night.” He walked over to Tyler and placed a hand on his neck, stroking him. This he could do. He had no qualms about seducing Tyler to stay with him. The troubling reason why he wanted him there so badly, Marcus pushed to the side for now. Instead, he pulled Tyler close, settling their hips in line, and his cock thickened in his pants. “I’d tell you if I did. Please, come with me to brunch, and we can talk.”
Doubt clouded Tyler’s eyes. “I don’t belong there. Those are your friends, the people you’re closest with.”
“I had my dick inside you twice last night, Tyler. How much closer could we get?”
It took Marcus many minutes of deep, persuasive kisses to rid Tyler of his confusion. When he pulled away though, the ground under his feet reeled, and Marcus needed a moment to compose himself.
They remained standing close; Tyler’s hands rested on his shoulders while he clasped Tyler around his hips. He nuzzled Tyler’s ear, then pleaded with him.
“Come on; you have to help me out here. They’re all coupled up, and the last thing I want is to listen to them be all disgustingly loving and happy.”
An amused glint lit Taylor’s eyes. “And you hate that, huh?”
“Bet that sweet ass of yours I do.” He gave Tyler’s ass a squeeze for effect, and the light in Tyler’s eyes smoldered.
“If you want me to come, you’d better get your hands off my ass.”
Marcus’s lips curved up in a grin as he popped open the button of Tyler’s jeans and drew them down.
“I definitely want you to come; in every way possible,” he said, and sank to his knees, uncaring of how late he might be to meet Zach and Julian.
Felice Stevens has always been a romantic at heart. While life is tough, she believes there is a happy ending for everyone. She started reading traditional historical romances as a teenager, then life and law school got in the way. It wasn’t until she picked up a copy of Bertrice Small and became swept away to Queen Elizabeth’s court that her interest in romance novels was renewed.
But somewhere along the way, her reading shifted to stories of men falling in love. Once she picked up her first gay romance, she became so enamored of the character-driven stories and the overwhelming emotion there was no turning back.
Felice lives in New York City with her husband and two children. Her day begins with a lot of caffeine and ends with a glass or two of red wine. Although she practices law, she daydreams of a time when she can sit by a beach and write beautiful stories of men falling in love. Although there is bound to be some angst along the way, a Happily Ever After is always guaranteed.
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The Breakfast Club Series
Beyond the Surface, Book 1
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Betting on Forever, Book 2
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