Opposites attract when Keir is once jilted, twice shy…
Keir Brodie is a lawyer with good reason for his trust issues. A year after his groom didn’t show up at their wedding, he’s still heartsore and hurting. Work has been his saviour, but a new project sets alarm bells ringing — his favourite client wants to buy a house for someone Keir thinks is a liar.
Mitch’s nice-guy act doesn’t fool Keir, and he can’t let sparks flying when they’re together distract him. That’s just the flare of opposites attracting, not the lifelong connection he misses. Besides, no amount of passion is worth risking his heart, especially with someone only down for onetime hook-ups.
Their shared project chips away at Keir’s first impressions. As the truth, and Keir, unravel, Mitch pieces him back together in ways Keir couldn’t have predicted. Trusting Mitch with more than his client’s money will take a leap of faith, in himself, and in a man Keir hopes won’t leave him waiting.
♥ Featuring opposites who attract, and passion in close proximity, His Haven is the third shared-world novel in the His Contemporary MM Romance series. Featuring a different couple each time, these books can be read alone, or enjoyed together. ♥
MY REVIEW: Keir Brodie is a lawyer who has been hired to help his friends Nick and Tom manage their money. Most recently, this means trying to work with the two men regarding the care of Tom’s brother, Justin, and his caregiver, Mitch.Now that they want to take Justin on longer sailing trips, Tom needs to find a house for his brother that is closer to the yacht. A place for Justin to rest and have the space he needs to settle while giving Mitch a home.
It was lovely to revisit Tom and Nick from “His Compass” and Jude and Rob from “His Horizon”. It’s a testament to Con Riley’s writing that none of these characters have left my mind! Tom will always be a favorite of mine since the very first moment he was introduced in book one.
Keir Brodie is an interesting character. He was left at the alter… albeit an alter that was surrounded by business associates rather than friends and family… and he is scarred. He doesn’t want another relationship and doesn’t trust most people. If you can’t trust the man you are supposed to be marrying, how do you trust anyone else after that?
When Keir meets Mitch he is instantly suspicious. He finds it difficult to believe that someone like Mitch could be as dedicated as he is to the care of Tom’s brother. Sure, he can see they have a relationship built on trust but when Nick and Tom are talking about the possibility of buying Mitch a house then he can’t see his way to believing in Mitch’s motives.
For his part, Mitch is obviously attracted to Keir as soon as they meet. He seems very free with his sexuality and playful in a way that knocks Keir off-balance. The attraction is mutual and Keir soon finds himself agreeing to a casual relationship with Mitch.
I’m a big fan of Con Riley’s writing and this book is just as enjoyable as the other two in the series. What’s fabulous about Mitch and Keir’s story is that Mitch’s character and motivation is revealed a lot slower than Keir’s. From the beginning of the novel, the reader is immersed in what is going on in Keir’s mind. He’s set up a variety of defenses to prevent himself from getting involved with anyone. He’s hurt and trying to hide it well. His expensive suits and perfectly put-together appearance, an obsessive commitment to work – it’s all about protecting himself.
Mitch might seem laid back and a little unusual, but boy does he know what Keir needs. As soon as they meet and he begins to get to know Keir, Mitch is exactly the person that may be able to bring Keir out of his fortress. Mitch is romantic, open-minded, candid, and funny. He chips away at the walls Keir has built…and is there to help him when he needs it.
I loved the pacing of this book; it was perfect. Even the times when I really wanted things to progress between Mitch and Keir… the brakes were on and it made so much sense! This is one of those series that I’m always watching because I can’t wait for the next book!
CON RILEY lives on the wild and wonderful Welsh coast, with her head in the clouds and her feet in the ocean.
Injury curtailed her enjoyment of outdoor pursuits, so writing fiction now fills her free time. Love, loss, and redemption shape her romance stories, and her characters are flawed in ways that make them live and breathe.
When not people-watching or reading, she spends time staring at the sea from her kitchen window. If you see her, don’t disturb her — she’s probably thinking up new plots.
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