Title: When I'm Weak
Series: Mile High Romance #2
Author: Aria Grace
Genre: M/M Romance
Release Date: December 19, 2015
Jamie presents a flamboyant and slutty attitude to the world because he's been hurt before. Even though it's mostly an act, he hides behind his persona to keep people at arm's length. With only a small group of trusted friends, he's vowed to never allow a man to have power over him again. Power to hurt him. Power to take away his freedom. Power to label him as a predator for the rest of his life.
Reed and his sister run a home preschool for toddlers. His focus is on getting credentialed so he can take some of the burden from Abby. He doesn't have time for friends, much less a lover, but when he meets Jamie, he recognizes something in the man that makes him want to get closer.
Unfortunately, Jamie's past prevents him from truly integrating into Reed's future. It's not just a matter of the heart. It's a matter of the law.
While When I’m Weak is part of a series, it is able to be read as a standalone…but personally I think When It’s Right should be read first so you can have the backstory of some of the supporting characters that appear in this book (mainly Shane and Alex). For me, reading the series in order made it more enjoyable, and I loved that I was able to see how Alex and Shane’s relationship had progressed since the first book.
I really liked Reed’s character. I love that he is so supportive of his sister and how the two of them easily work together in this story-they have a great relationship that I’m sure many would envy. Jamie was a little harder for me to warm up to, mostly due to his “slutty” persona that he exudes (even though this is primarily when he’s working). But I gradually warmed up to him as the story went on, and by the end I was much more comfortable with him.
Jamie’s past is something that could threaten Reed’s present and future, which drives the angst in this story. His past will have you sympathizing with his character, and questioning the fairness of what happened.
This book didn’t flow quite as smoothly for me as the first one did, but it was still another 4-star read for me…and there was a little surprise at the end that hooked me for the third book. Recommended for M/M romance fans 18+ for adult language and M/M sexual content.
Born and raised in beautiful California, Aria enjoys the year round sunshine and laid back environment of the west coast. Her career started out in tech writing and web development and has evolved into all things marketing with fingers in everything related to book publishing.
She lives with her husband and two children and more pets than she can keep track of. Despite her crazy schedule, she loves the time she carves out to read and write. Whether it's on the beach or on the couch at 2am, she is a woman obsessed!
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