In Step by Jay Hogan (Painted Bay book 3)

Overcoming your past in a small town is hard. Being attracted to a visiting silver fox choreographer is even harder, especially when no one knows you're gay...

From the In Step blurb:

Karma. You reap what you sow, and KANE MARTIN isn’t looking for forgiveness. But the arrival of ABE TYLER in Painted Bay has Kane dreaming of the impossible. The sexy, silver fox choreographer is determined to pull Kane out from the shadows, but Abe’s career isn’t about to shift to Painted Bay, and Kane’s life is in neat little boxes for a reason.

A past he isn’t proud of.
A family he’s walked away from.
A job he doesn’t deserve.
A secret he’s ashamed of.

But life’s dance can make for unexpected partners, and learning to trust and keep up with the footwork is the name of the game.

Two steps forward, one step back.
It takes two to tango.

Trigger Warning: Contains references to past abuse and bullying.

SNik's Review:

In Step is the third in the series (Painted Bay), and it's best if read in order due to the shared cast of characters, or at least book 1 (Off Balance). Age gap. Hurt/comfort. Dual POV.

Kane is grateful for his job on a mussel farming boat, living day to day trying to forget his past in a small town that won’t let him forget and unable to move on. When a talented nomadic choreographer is a guest next door, there is immediate attraction, but there are reasons Kane lives a lonely solitary life. Hogan writes wounded characters and the men that care for them so well, and Abe’s understanding and acceptance of all Kane’s insecurities and hurts is so wonderful and heartbreaking. The yearning and sharing of their pasts (especially Kane’s) plus the honest communication while the relationship builds was really a joy to read. I kept setting the book down hoping to prolong the story but eventually had to give in to curiosity and hope for Abe and Kane’s HEA. 

Rating: 4.5 stars

Heather's Review:

Kane is such a sweet soul and I'm so glad he found someone to connect with and see him as he is, not necessarily as he was before...  I love how Abe and Kane's relationship builds from circling each other to more... and how Jay Hogan leaves morsels of both men's pasts and present as the story builds... 

I love how protective Kane is of himself and how patient Abe is in making sure Kane is comfortable... I also love how Abe takes on a protective roll himself as he interacts with others on the homestead and beyond...

In Step is a beautiful story that oozes sweetness, heals hurts and gives both Kane and Abe the HEA they deserve...

Rating: 5 Stars

As part of the Painted Bay seriesIn Step is available in paperback and e-book formats and is currently available to read as part of your Kindle Unlimited Subscription

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