Jude’s drowning in guilt when he can’t save his family business single-handed. The last person he expects to throw a lifeline is Rob, a rival chef who once beat him to first place in a cooking contest.
Two chefs working together won’t be easy. Not when Rob is everything Jude isn’t—popular, extroverted, and a one-time hook-up. What’s worse is that Rob wears his heart on his sleeve while Jude’s still in the closet.
Jude’s dilemma doesn’t end there. Rob’s rescue package comes with conditions that mean sharing everything from the profits to Jude’s sleeping quarters. Sleeping with the enemy will either be a disaster or signal a much brighter future, but only if Jude can meet Rob’s final condition and love him in the open.
Featuring opposites who attract, rivals to lovers, and an out-for-you storyline dripping with hurt-comfort feelings, His Horizon is the first in a shared-world series of standalone MM romance novels from Con Riley.
His Horizon by Con Riley was a lovely read. The premise and the depth was beautifully crafted as Ms. Riley delivered warmth and understanding. Jude suffered a tragedy which took his life on an unexpected journey. Rob was running and his life’s choices led him back to Jude. Together both men filled a void I’m not sure either one realized they had.
The emotional toll of losing and searching for his parents left Jude and (his sister Lou) in a precarious situation that called for unity and delicacy. Many issues were brought up throughout the story in which I felt Ms. Riley did a wonderful job of addressing. Despair was worn like a scarlet letter that needed to be ripped off in one swoop.
As each new character was introduced, the storyline fell more into place and each added a piece to the overall pie. Without the secondary characters, the story would have felt flat.
I adored Jude and Rob and found their banter and journey towards something real ever more pleasant.
I was a little taken back by the somewhat lack of explanation dealing with Jude and Lou’s parent (I don’t want to say too much for fear of spoilers), but that was my only drawback.
The story was tearful, sweet, and engaging.
Sexy & Sizzling
A four handcuff review