Brin and Nick have an uncomfortable history that included Brin’s heart being broken. They didn’t really think they’ll cross paths until Brin’s apartment gets flooded and he’s moving in with his friend whose roommate just happens to be Nick. With all these conflicting feelings of wanting to punch Nick while kissing him raising a storm inside Brin, he needs to decide once and for all if he is ready to forgive Nick.
Nick’s life is full of regrets and painful memories, one of them is losing Brin. Now that he is back in his life, Nick is going to do everything to resolve their differences. The only thing he has to be careful of is not falling in love with Brin but every day it seems harder than he anticipated.
This story got better and better with every page. Poor Nick was hiding so much pain inside him, my heart cried for him. Brin and Nick’s chemistry was explosive and GOD so so hot!! Though this was my first Christina Lee read, I am absolutely sure I’ll be reading more of her books because her craft is AMAZING!
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When Brian “Brin” Schubert’s condo floods, he takes his co-worker up on the offer to stay on his crappy futon for a while. The last thing he expects is for his friend’s roommate to be the one guy he despises the most. The same guy who stomped on his heart senior year of high school. And by the looks of the girl on his arm, the same man who’s still deep inside the closet.
Nicholas Dell never predicted that eleven years later, one of his greatest regrets would show up on his doorstep down on his luck. Nick has made some terrible mistakes—story of his life—and he’s been paying for them ever since. And if the guilt and shame aren’t enough, his first crush had to turn into one of the sexiest men he’s ever laid eyes on.
Nick and Brin have weeks to steer clear of each other. Weeks to avoid strangling each other. But when stubbornness leads to skyrocketing sexual tension, hate-sex doesn’t seem like such an awful way to work through their frustration. Except hate is a powerful emotion, especially when it’s turned inward. And in Nick’s case he’s been drowning in a sea of self-loathing for so long, he can’t see his way out.
As Brin reconnects with Nick, his perception of what really happened in their past begins to change. He’s finally ready to forgive him and take a second chance on the one guy who stirs him like no other. But Nick’s demons are complicated, heart-wrenching…demanding. So devastating, he might never allow himself true happiness—even with the one man who’s always owned his heart.