Michael's Release by Quinn Ward

In the latest return to Harmony Grove, we get Michael's Release when he finally comes to terms with his own needs, his feelings for his best friend and the past he is still feeling guilt over...

From the blurb:

From friendship to romance, a single dad and his best friend redefine love in Harmony Grove
I didn’t plan on being a forty-something single parent, but here we are. Billy’s always been my rock, supporting me through thick and thin, even when he could have turned his back on me. But lately, my feelings for him have shifted into uncharted territory.

What started as Billy helping me relax quickly turns intimate, uncovering desires I’ve refused to acknowledge. He's my safe space, allowing me to explore a world where someone else takes the lead. I'm terrified, but there's no one else I'd rather give this piece of myself to.

Torn between our feelings and our fears, we face an impossible choice: risk everything for love or retreat to the safety of our former lives.

Will these steadfast friends finally take the leap into lifelong love? Immerse yourself in this emotional friends-to-lovers gay romance that proves home is wherever your heart is.

Michael's Release is the third book in the Heart of Harmony Grove series. This small town in the Midwest features strong family connections, both biological and found, well-meaning but meddling friends, and just a dash of kink to spice things up.

Heather's Review:

Michael's Release is aptly named and beautifully written. Michael takes on so much - being overworked, parenting his nephew/son and living with guilt from the past and he's holding on by a thread... Billy is there to step in to help shoulder the stress and maybe even give in to their mutual crushes on each other.  

With very little actual relationship angst, the stresses from Michael and Billy's jobs, an extra house guest and other outside interference, we watch these two men navigate their lives and learn to thrive! This book was well paced and the issues presented were believable and presented in a way that does the story justice (and gets Justice too)

I look forward to the next book in the series! While this book could be read standalone, I think you'd enjoy it more if you read the series in order.

Rating: 5 Stars

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