Also by this author: Finding Their Way, Steady Stroke
Series: Restoration #1
Also in this series: Finding Their Way
Published by Carina Press on March 16, 2015
Genres: M/M Romance
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Detective Nathan Wolf might just be a junior detective, but he tackles every case with the passion that he lacks in his personal life. A series of failed relationships with women has left him still single at thirty-four—because he's too scared to admit to his longtime crush on his best friend James.
Dr. James Taggert likes to keep his profession as a psychiatrist separate from his party-animal persona. Known around the gay clubs as Tag, he's the guy who screws them, leaves them, and never looks back. But James's drinking is getting heavier, and when bad memories from the past resurface, he's close to becoming the worst version of himself.
After a drunken blackout ends in a hot and heavy make-out session with his very straight best friend, James has no memory of the steamy affair. But Nathan isn't sorry for the kisses that James can't remember. Nathan finally musters the courage to tell James how he really feels, but a life-altering event might force them apart before they can ever be together.
Erin: Getting It Right is the first book A.M. Arthur’s new series, Restoration. It’s a spin-off from her fabulous Belonging series (not that you need to read those before diving into Restoration) and let me tell you, this series has started off with a bang.
We meet Dr. James Taggert, or Tag to his club buddies, outside his usual haunt after an intense and uncomfortable scene in the club’s bathroom. Drunk, dazed, and more than a little scared of himself, James does what he always does when he needs help—he calls his best friend, Nathan. Once Nathan gets James home, during a moment of lowered inhibitions, at least on James’ part, James gives into the feelings he’s silently harbored for Nathan and the two proceed to shake the very foundation of their friendship.
Life, as it always does when two men are stubborn and scared, comes knocking and forces the two to confront what they’ve each always known—they’re in love with each other. Of course, things aren’t easy, and it’s in this struggle we learn who these two really are. A.M. Arthur is one my favorite authors. I’ve devoured every book she’s written thus far. She has never disappointed me, and Getting It Right definitely gets it right. This book is full of everything that makes Arthur so good. She has this way of weaving emotions and situations into a story that you can’t stop reading. Friends to lovers isn’t new, neither is being afraid to come out, but it’s the way Arthur builds complex, imperfect characters and puts them in situations we can all envision and feel a part of that sets her apart.
I loved watching Nathan and James confront their demons, together and apart, and the sexy times, though brief, were hot. The new characters introduced were fun, especially Elliott. I would have liked to see a bit more romance, a bit more UST and chemistry between James and Nathan, but overall I really enjoyed the book. If you haven’t checked out this author, Getting It Right is a fabulous place to start, and I HIGHLY recommend you search out and read her back catalog.