On Board: Painted Bay Book 2 by Jay Hogan

 I looked at my list of books to review and immediately chose On Board as my next read!  I know what I usually expect from a Jay Hogan story and On Board was no exception!

From the Author:

Leroy Madden is in trouble. Big, handsome, Fox Carmody trouble.

Leroy has buried his attraction to the enigmatic fisherman in irritation and pointless bickering, keeping Fox at a safe distance. But with the troublesome man now living in Leroy’s house, it’s becoming impossible for Leroy to keep his true feelings hidden, or the fact that Leroy maybe isn’t so straight, after all.

Leroy hungers for something different between them. He wants more. But Leroy’s business is struggling, his newly mended relationship with his brother is at risk, Fox doesn’t plan to stay, and their mothers are lovers.

Regardless of what Leroy’s heart so desperately wants, his entire world is at stake, and nothing about a relationship with Fox Carmody was ever going to be easy.

Heather's Review:

As I said, I haven't yet met a Jay Hogan book that I didn't absolutely love.  This is a one-click author for me, so I am already biased, but I think you'll agree that On Board has all the feels and all the world building that we've come to expect from this author.

This book is a bi-awakening, slow burn odyssey that pulls the reader through it slowly and gently - it takes the time to break down and build up the main characters, incorporating their combined histories and their own insecurities.  

Leroy comes off as a bit of a villain in the first Painted Bay book, Off Balance - or at least an antagonist with his brother... and while the antagonism is still there, you learn more about what shapes Leroy and how his life has effected his choices and I for one love the man he becomes in the story!  You could read On Board as a standalone book, but I really think that the back story of both characters and also the supporting characters enhances your read.

If you're looking for an excellent all around bi-sexual awakening romance read, you are going to want to add On Board to your TBR now!