“Wrong never felt so right.”
Morgan Cantrell is a survivor. After running away from an abusive husband, he’s finally divorced and starting over, but it’s hard. Of course he doesn’t mean to set off the smoke detectors in the building or short out the electricity in his apartment. Mistakes happen. The last thing he wants is to draw the attention of his growly, moody-ass super. Every time they meet, it’s like oil and water—they just don’t mix.
Leo DeLuca learned at an early age that the people who are supposed to love you only hurt you. He’s happy to keep to himself, but the walking disaster of a new tenant in 5C won’t stop getting in his way and into his business. They can’t even speak to each other without arguing, but Leo has to admit—it’s kind of a turn on. That must be the reason why he can’t stop thinking about the guy in 5C. Or wanting to touch him. But hell, no. That would be a mistake.
One kiss leads to an explosive night both men fight to forget—after all, Leo has nothing in common with the sweet kindergarten teacher while Morgan is looking for a happily ever after he knows Leo can’t give. Yet it’s Morgan who Leo leans on to help deal with his painful past, and Leo is the key to unlocking Morgan’s inner strength.
Trusting someone is never easy, but it might be the only way they discover that everything they think is wrong about each other, could be everything that’s right.
*This book deals with domestic and verbal abuse and contains discussion of past traumatic events
I love a good angsty book. So that is my biggest complaint about this book- not angsty enough. Teehee
Morgan- innocent guy moves to the city from upstate New York. He is a kindergarten teacher who falls for and marries a high powered lawyer. Who turns into a husband beater. So when Morgan is able to escape in the middle of the night, he does. And spends a year crashing with friends. But it is time for his own place.
Off he goes to Brooklyn. I do love that it is set in Brooklyn. I don’t think the boroughs get enough rep.
Leo owns the building that Morgan rents an apartment from and acts as the super. Leo comes off as super grouchy, but I think he is just kind of quiet. He’s that guy who listens but doesn’t say a lot- especially about himself.
But Morgan wedges himself into Leo’s brain and they both can’t stop thinking about each other. But Morgan was hurt- literally and figuratively- by his last relationship and Leo is hurt by what should be an easy relationship- that with his mother.
They are classic opposites attract but it totally works for them. But really, they are just 2 regular guys. They work hard because they enjoy what they do, but they aren’t workaholics who want to just be rich. They are happy in their Brooklyn neighborhood.
For two guys with messed up pasts, they fit into each other’s lives perfectly.
4 pieces of eye candy