We Could Do This Forever (We Could Do This Duet, #1) by Emerson Beckett

We Could Do This Forever is the first solo release by author Emerson Beckett and I, for one, think she knocked it out of the park!

From the blurb:

Preston James did things to me. Things that had me wanting more of him and his dirty mouth, even though I knew I better. Things that made my heart race. Things that made me come to realize there was more to my boss’s best friend than met the eye.

Nick Reed

As one of the bartenders at Alejandro’s Bar, I’ve seen it all. I’ve even watched my friends, Christian and Cooper, both find the loves of their life. Six years after breaking up with my college boyfriend, I’m convinced that’s not the life I’m supposed to have until forty-five-year-old Preston James makes me the target of his relentless sexy stares and his straight-forward, dirty propositions.

Maybe being the object of his desire wouldn’t be so bad.

Preston James

The first time I laid eyes on Nicholas Reed, I knew I had to have him. There was something about my best friend’s bartender that captivated me. The more he ignored me, the more I wanted him. For the first time in my life, this twenty-eight-year-old grad student had me jumping through all kinds of hoops to get his attention. There’s nothing I won’t do to prove to him I’m exactly what he needs. I’m relentless like that and I won’t stop until he’s mine.

We Could Do This Forever is the first book in the We Could Do This Duet and is an MM Bisexual Romance. Additional tropes: Age Gap; Mutual Pining; Boss’s Best Friend; Secretly Wealthy

Jacqueleen the Reading Queen's Review:

"𝒀𝒐𝒖'𝒓𝒆 𝒍𝒊𝒌𝒆 𝒂 𝒃𝒖𝒇𝒇𝒆𝒕 𝒇𝒐𝒓 𝒎𝒆."

"𝒀𝒐𝒖 𝒉𝒂𝒕𝒆 𝒃𝒖𝒇𝒇𝒆𝒕𝒔."

"𝑵𝒐𝒕 𝒘𝒉𝒆𝒏 𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒚'𝒓𝒆 𝒔𝒆𝒓𝒗𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒄𝒐𝒄𝒌 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒃𝒂𝒍𝒍𝒔 𝒘𝒊𝒕𝒉 𝒘𝒉𝒊𝒑𝒑𝒆𝒅 𝒄𝒓𝒆𝒂𝒎."

I thought that quote would set you up with the tone of this book. Delightfully sarcastic with some lovely steamy moments. I loved Nick. He was so playful at times, yet super serious at others. He was a contradiction. He tried so hard to resist Preston's charms, but like many others, he failed epically. I have to give him points for trying, as Preston is more charming than most. Preston had a lot of layers. I enjoyed watching each of them emerge as the story progressed.

The banter in this one was top-notch. I loved the relationship between Preston and Alejandro, Nick's boss. They've been besties for over 20 years and enjoy giving each other shit above all else. It was one of the reasons Nick knew Preston was a good guy. He highly respected Alejandro's opinion and for him to be best friends with Preston for so long said something words never could. And then there's Ben who just loves to rile Nick and Alejandro up. I laughed so hard at his antics and cannot wait for his story. In fact, this book had quite the cast of interesting characters and I'm looking forward to what's in store for many of them.

But back to Nick and Preston. They were just so GOOD together. Everyone could see how happy they made each other. It was obvious from the many "mooney-eyed" stares that they were falling head over heels for one another. And the forehead kisses! SWOON! There were a few bumps. And one BIG one that led to some groveling. Emerson, you are a big meanie for that one!! But in the end nothing was going to keep these two apart. They were too perfect for one another for anything to stand in their way. A great solo debut for author Emerson Beckett!

Rating: 5 Stars

Reedkaye's Review:

This is a new author to me and quite an intro.  

Two guys, for different reasons, are reluctant to enter into any relationships yet have an instant attraction.  

Preston James is a successful restaurant owner who, while visiting his friend's bar, sees Nick.
Nick is a college student who works at Alejandro’s bar as a bartender.  He enjoys his job but his sights are set on his architectural career.

Preston can’t let well enough alone but has to keep at Nick until they start flirting, which then leads to something more. The relationship they enter supposedly has an understanding between them. Nick’s career comes first. His internship after college likely will take him away from town so he doesn’t want to enter into something that can’t work out and thinks he has made that clear to Preston. Preston only sees that they are meant to be together and doesn’t look beyond that to see that after college for Nick doesn’t mean the same.  

This is an enjoyable age gap, instant attraction story. Both of these guys are lovable. There are so many events, for example, how when upset Preston can’t hold his liquor and his behavior made me laugh. 

The secondary characters are enjoyable and add a lot to the story. So many heartwarming and heartbreaking times, as well. I look forward to the next book in the duet.

Rating: 4.5 Stars

Miki J's Review:

Wow - this one certainly packs an emotional punch! So, I've not read the previous series....you could read this one as without but being aware that there will be spoilers. This book starts with a little prelude on both Preston and Nick... they've been dancing around each other for some time until they don't.  

The story is very well written - I was totally absorbed into it and reading their relationship unfold was beautiful. They are a very passionate pair and do light the pages on fire... but it's also funny... so so funny. That scene at the bar (Preston trying to wait out Nick), oh sweetness and honey, that was hilarious!!!  And Winchester, snort cackle bahahahahahha.... and then the breakup (you know there'll be one), it was very emotional and really did hit hard, so keep your tissues handy.  

Of course, there's a HEA and it's lovely. Overall, a fantastic story!!

Rating: 5 Stars

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