An ARC honest review for Random House Publishing Group – Loveswept Books via NetGalley.
The story starts with Grady’s cousin Finn in hospital in a coma, due to a mistake Grady made while white water rafting. When Grady goes to visit his cousin, he finds a sexy guy he doesn’t know reading erotica to him. Grady is carrying a lot of guilt and takes it out on the visitor Micah.
Micah a bartender at a local BDSM club, and has his own problems to deal with, of which he still has side effects from an illness he suffered. An illness that had put him in a coma a few years back. So he understands what Finn is going through.
The sexual chemistry fly between Micah and Grady.
Overall I found the angst between the two main characters too much, and lost interest in the story to wade through till the end.
Expert whitewater-rafting guide Grady Kelley lives for that rush of adrenaline: at work, as the newest employee of a Portland-based outdoor-adventure sports company, and off the river, where liaisons with anonymous men keep him satisfied. Grady prefers no drama and no strings attached, but when tragedy strikes, fate leads him to Micah Swaine. He’s hot, masculine, distracting—and offers the kind of deeper connection Grady has sworn off, no matter how badly he craves it.
Working at a leather bar, Micah meets a lot of guys, but Grady’s different—and he seems to feel the same way. The trouble is, anything beyond casual sex is too risky for Micah. He’s got secrets he doesn’t know how to share, secrets that would make any relationship a battlefield. No man, even one as compassionate as Grady, would stick around for that kind of trouble. And yet, as physical desire melts the walls they’ve put up, Micah and Grady discover that trusting each other is the most exhilarating adventure of all.