Title: How To Save A Life
Author: Andria Large
Genre: Adult, M/M Romance
Published: May 24, 2016
There’s the obvious way of physically saving them from a tragic end.
Then there’s the more subtle way of saving someone who doesn’t know they need to be saved. Someone who is drowning emotionally and has no idea that they are slowing dying.
Ezra Whitmore is one of those people. After tragically losing his wife, he’s still going through the motions, but not really living. All he has now is his son, Spencer, and his career as a dentist. The life he thought he was going to have has been torn apart. The things he had once enjoyed no longer feel the same without the person he had shared everything with.
That is, until Ferris Jenkins crashes into his life. Not only does the lifeguard save his son from literally drowning in the ocean, but he also slowly starts to bring Ezra back to life.
As soon as Ferris lays eyes on Ezra, he can’t get the gorgeous dentist out of his head. He knows nothing will ever happen between them because…well, Ezra is straight and he’s gay. You can imagine Ferris’ surprise when Ezra gets drunk one night, kisses him, and admits that he’s always been attracted to guys. This gives Ferris hope that maybe, just maybe, he can land the man of his dreams.
This is the first book I've read by this author, and while the writing style could use a little polishing so the story could read more smoothly, the story itself I found sweet and just an all around good read.
I really liked both main characters. Ferris was so understanding and sweet, and shows strength of character when it comes to his family. Ezra had some growing to do so he could accept who he is, and Ferris is the perfect person to help him-and love him.
Now, I have to say...Spencer, Ezra's son, really stole a nice chunk of the spotlight. I loved how determined he became and how he advocated not just for himself but also for Ferris and Ezra. I would love to hear more about Spencer's own story if the author would consider writing it at some point-he's just too wonderful a character not to get his own story!
There's plenty of drama to be found with both Ferris and Ezra's families, and a nice bit of heat between Ferris and Ezra themselves, and to top it off there's a lot of worry near the end, but I'm glad that everything turned out the way it did.
How to Save a Life gets 4 stars from me, and I'd recommend it to M/M romance fans 18+ (for some adult language and M/M sexual content).
She loves to read Romance. Paranormal, Scottish, Military, Police, Firefighters, Athletes, Cowboys and M/M are her favorite. She is not so much a fan of YA, though. If you haven't been able to tell from reading her books, she likes - whether she is reading them or writing them - lots of hot steamy sex.