The truth hurts. But in the end, honesty wins. Or does it?
Warren Prescott loves a challenge. He knows how to play the game and adapts when necessary to succeed in his cutthroat world. Tired of pining for a man he’s wanted for months, Warren intends to seal the deal. Until that man throws him an endearing curveball…
Gian Benedetti doesn’t play games. Success has cost him the personal connections he craves, and he doubts he’ll take another chance on a relationship. Until the attractive, younger man with the brazen personality and confidence stirs his interest.
Except…someone else is playing games.
And threatening everything Gian has worked hard to achieve.
Warren won’t rest until he uncovers the new player and gets his forever with Gian.
But they’ll soon face a hard truth—
Honesty may be what brings them together…
Or it could be the one thing that tears them apart.
Honestly Yours is an age-gap standalone romance. It features a snarky younger man with a giant crush on a good-hearted, affectionate, bisexual older man. Expect some banter, a little mystery, a few twists, a dash of angst, curious parents, animal trivia, and a whole lot of love…and hugs (so many hugs).
Title: Honestly Yours
Author: Jaime Reese
Release: May 12, 2022
Cover Design: Reese Dante
Genre: Contemporary M/M romance
Honestly (see what I did there?), it took me a chapter or two to suck me in. On the surface, both Gian and Warren seemed kind of…boring. But as you quickly get to know them, they are anything but.
Both men are so driven and by completely opposite things. One of them comes from nothing, one of them from money. One is pretty well known in the building/construction world, the other stays in the background.
They are as much opposites as they are similar. They navigate their differences while building a relationship that is so organic. These men were meant to be together.
Gian (and his parents) open hearts help Warren acknowledge and begin to heal from his pain and trauma. And while it seems very one sided that Gian is always there for Warren, always forgiving with arms wide open- Gian NEEDS to be able to be that person to someone. He has so much to give and just needed the right person to give it to.
There’s a bit of mystery in the plot from a couple of different directions. And while there is some angst, there is never that big break up to only get back together. Been there, done that, breaking up over silly conflicts is high school stuff. The maturity level is nice to see.
There are definitely bits of levity that are welcome, but not out of context. There were also tears, including mine.
Good story, great characters, all the feels. And a fun Easter egg that made me smile.
4 pieces of eye candy
Jaime Reese is the alter ego of an artist who loves the creative process of writing, just not about herself. Fiction is far more interesting. She has a weakness for broken, misunderstood heroes and feels everyone deserves a chance at love and life. An avid fan of a happy ending, she believes those endings acquired with a little difficulty are more cherished.
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