Title: Close to You (Sunshine and Happiness #3)
Author Name & Publisher: Skylar M. Cates (Dreamspinner Press)
Publication Date & Length: March 28, 2016 – 248 pgs
It’s hard to recover from a first love. Some people never do.
How hard would you fight to keep your best friend? Marc Lucas and Tomas Santos have been best friends forever, but now their friendship is in a crisis. When they were boys, betrayals ripped their world apart. They thought it was fixed, but some parts remained broken. Ever since he saved him from a humiliation at school, Marc has loved Tomas. The last thing he expects is for Tomas to love him back. To keep his best friend, Marc revisits an abusive past he’s tried to forget.
For Tomas, loving Marc has been anything but easy. His upbringing told him it was wrong, so why did it feel so right? Accepting who he is as an adult, Tomas decides he needs a committed relationship. To his deep sorrow, he can’t seem to find it with Marc.
When the two find themselves alone and in the grip of a hurricane, long-buried feelings emerge. Being “just friends” is no longer an option. They must risk it all on love.
This was a great book by Skylar M Cates. It is a book that I would describe as best friends to lovers but with a past that makes it hard for the future.
Marc and Tomas are and have been best friends forever but both are in love with the other. Making the transition from best friends to lovers is not easy for these two men because one has to accept his feelings for the other and the other has to let go of an abusive past in order to move forward. Will the two of them be able to get over their hang ups or will they be doomed to not resolve their feelings and have a relationship they both truly deserve.
I loved this book and all the anguish these two characters had to endure in order to be able to find their happy. It was not an easy journey for either of them. Skylar had a way of making sure the readers was able to feel their emotional turmoil they had to face. I will definitely be going back and reading books 1 & 2 and any other books in the future in this series. Fantastic read!!!!