Title: Comfort Zone
Author Name & Publisher: Alexa Milne (Pride Publishing)
Publication Date & Length: February 2, 2016 – 220 pgs
What would make you reach outside your comfort zone?
Aron Roberts helped his previous love discover a new one, so now he’s on his own, living only for his work and the times he manages to escape into the sky. He meets Joe Welsh again—a man he met at the roadside a year ago, a man who became an out-of-reach figure in his fantasies. Aron discovers Joe’s life has undergone major changes since their last meeting. The spark of attraction ignites into flames only to be put out by uncomfortable truths.
Can Aron overcome his fears and step out of his comfort zone to find love? Can Joe help Aron to deal with his past and trust him enough to allow Aron into his life?
With the help of family and friends, and a very determined one-year-old girl, Aron and Joe have a journey to make and obstacles to overcome, if they are ever going to get their happy ever after.
Publisher’s Note: This book is linked to Sporting Chance but can be read as a standalone novel.
I liked this book, I love how Joe just jumped and went with his feelings and didn’t care what anyone thought. I love how he stood up to his father-in-law that took balls and showed how much he believed in himself, his boyfriend, his wife and his daughter. I also like how we find out more about Aron and why he doesn’t like kids and the underlying reason. I shed a few tears reading this book, it gave me the feels. You could tell the connection with Joe and Aron and how they wanted each other but were willing to work through all the issues to get what they both wanted in the long run.
This was a sweet, sad, heart warming story. For me, this story was more about second chances, being who you’re proud to be and not letting social pressure dictate your life.
While I can understand the disconnect that Aaron felt – when you learn of his background, it makes so much more sense. Then you have his icky parents – but somewhat strange relationship with his siblings – it becomes a different story for Aaron altogether, at least for me. He is caring and kind, but is scared to show those aspects of himself – has learned to hide them because he was never rewarded for those behaviors – they were not encouraged, witnessed or taught.
With Joe, I loved his family. They are supportive, loving, worry about him and Ellie, and only wants what’s best for Joe and Ellie. I love their reaction to the dreaded inlaws – especially because those inlaws are horrible for Ellie.
Allowing love and kindness to soak in to their lives, both Joe and Aaron really find themselves and learn to love again, or in Aaron’s life, for the first time.
I would love to read more about their life and see where it goes – and even would like to know how Ellie turns out.
Originally from South Wales, Alexa has lived for over thirty years in the North West of England. Now retired, after a long career in teaching, she devotes her time to her obsessions.
Alexa began writing when her favourite character was killed in her favourite show. After producing a lot of fanfiction she ventured into original writing.
She is currently owned by a mad cat and spends her time writing about the men in her head, watching her favourite television programmes and usually crying over her favourite football team.