Suddenly, Last Summer by Michael Robert

A best friend’s little brother with a twist of excitement and deceit in the fantastic Suddenly, Last Summer.

From the blurb:

I professed my love for Jordy when I was seventeen. He was leaving for his last year of medical school after working another summer at my family’s Banks Lake resort in the Pacific Northwest.
Desperate for him to know how I felt even though he was my older brother’s best friend, and fearing that he wouldn’t return after that summer, I decided to take the plunge and admit my feelings while I had the chance.
As the adult in the situation, Jordy wisely chose to discount my confession as simply a teenage crush. But my last spoken words to him were that I’d wait patiently for him.

And I always kept my promises.

I’d been away from my small hometown for nearly five years. Life and a stressful medical residency had kept me busy, but I finally returned to fulfill my best-man duties for my best friend’s upcoming wedding.
His younger brother, Trey, was a sweet, sensitive kid when I left years ago. The shy, lean teenager who’d tearfully professed his love for me my last summer there had grown into a sexy, confident man. I was intrigued by what I saw, though I probably should have walked away again.
Had he actually waited for me to return? Did I hope he had? He was nine years my junior and my best friend’s little brother. But he could be so much more.

After five long years, it was Suddenly, Last Summer.

Tatted_book_freak's Review:

A long overdue first read of Michael’s work and his level of literary excellence so blows me away!! The passion in this story was fierce and mind-blowing. Don't get me started with the sensual side of things. Michael touched me on many different levels with the various emotions felt throughout the story, ready to end a few characters' existences because of their choices.  All in all, this was a very low-angst story that had me anxiously turning the page. 

𝐻𝑒 π“Œπ’Άπ“ˆ 𝑔𝑒𝓉𝓉𝒾𝓃𝑔 π‘œπ’»π’» π‘œπ“ƒ 𝓂𝑒 π“π“Šπ“ˆπ“‰π’Ύπ“ƒπ‘” π‘œπ“‹π‘’π“‡ 𝒽𝒾𝓂. 𝐼 π“ˆπ“Œπ’Άπ“π“π‘œπ“Œπ‘’π’Ή π’Ήπ‘’π‘’π“…π“π“Ž. “π’©π‘œ π‘œπ“ƒπ‘’?” 𝐼 π“Œπ’½π’Ύπ“ˆπ“…π‘’π“‡π‘’π’Ή. 

“𝐸𝓋𝑒𝓇?”“π’©π‘œ π‘œπ“ƒπ‘’,” 𝒽𝑒 𝒹𝑒𝒸𝓁𝒢𝓇𝑒𝒹. “𝐸𝓋𝑒𝓇.”

I loved everything about Trey and Jordy!! Even though there were a few times I wanted to slap some sense into Jordy, he always found his way. Their dynamic was powerful and effective, working in their favor in every aspect of their relationship. And I have to say I loved the shift in control with the characters—a nice change of scenery, with the younger character being headstrong and guiding the older one. The intensity of their scenes was frequent and heated; I am officially a lifetime fan! 

Side characters were a great addition to the story, starting with Uncle Jack because we all need or have one. Skippy was a fantastic friend, and their friendship just worked for everyone. The parents were charming, but never figured out where they went wrong with Brock. So excited for future reads from this author; he officially acquired a lifelong fan as long as he continues!!

Rating: 5 Stars

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