TWO 5 Star and ONE 4 Star Reviews for To Live Again (Wilde’s #8) by L.A. Witt #MM #Romance

CoverTitle: To Live Again (Wilde’s #8)
Author Name & Publisher: L.A. Witt (Samhain Publishing)
Publication Date: April 12, 2016

Synopsis

The heart doesn’t take requests. It calls the tune.

Greg Douglas’s wife surprised him with an early 25th anniversary gift: a divorce. Staying with friends Ethan and Rhett seems like a good idea, just until he gets back on his feet. The guys have an even better idea to take his mind off his troubles—take him out to explore the other half of his bisexuality.

After a quarter century suppressing his hidden desires, he’s not waiting any longer. Especially not after laying eyes on the gorgeous deejay at Wilde’s.

Deejay and single dad Sailo Isaia isn’t looking for anything serious. He’s definitely not out to be a sexual teacher, never mind to a man almost two decades his senior. But as Greg gets the hang of having a male lover, Sailo can’t help himself. They both keep coming back for more. And more. And more.

But a few nagging questions hold Sailo back from giving his whole heart. Is this just Greg’s midlife crisis and rebound fling? Or a chance to fill that empty space—forever—for both Sailo and his beloved son?
Product Warnings

Contains an older guy who’s waited half his life for this, a younger guy who didn’t realize how lonely he was, and some very hot visits to the upstairs VIP lounge at Wilde’s. Author is not responsible for readers who can no longer look at a leather booth the same way again.

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Review

FiveStars

This series just keeps getting better! I’ve loved Ethan and Rhett from the beginning and Greg, their newest houseguest is a fantastic addition to the series. Newly divorced after twenty-five years of marriage, Greg is refreshingly angst free as he explores his bisexuality for the first time. Leaving behind his marriage isn’t easy for Greg, but for the most part he is calmly pragmatic as he attempts to move on with his life.

And Sailo. Here is a character for anyone who has ever watched rugby just to drool while the All-Blacks do the Haka. The Maori DJ is cool, calm, gorgeous and just a little terrified of being Greg’s fantasy rebound.

I love the friendship between Sailo and Greg and the bond forged by fatherhood. Greg’s relationships with his adult children and Sailo’s relationship with his young son are beautiful to watch and written with both tenderness and realism.

There is a little bit of angst in the second half of the book and a slightly exaggerated panic at one point. But this is actually a really positive story of a middle aged reassessing and rebuilding a new life after his divorce. I enjoyed the maturity and confidence of both men in this story.

This is just as sexy as the others in this series, if a little less kinky than some. Favourite characters reappear and I loved catching up with Rhett and Ethan for another milestone in their lives.

Sarah

FiveStars

To Live Again is a book about starting over and learning what it feels like to actually feel like you are livingagain instead of feeling like you are living in a fog. This was an amazing book and it was definitely a heart felt book.

Greg is a about to find out what it like after almost years of marriage to a woman what it feels like to act on the attraction he has felt towards men for the the first. His divorce is final and he is looking for a distraction from the devastation of his wife telling him it is over. So he decides that he may as well find out what it is like to be with a man. Enter Sailo and everything and nothing will ever be the same.

This book in my opinion was great example of how hard it is for not only a man who is acting on feelings of attraction for another man for the first time in his late 40’s after years of marriage to a woman, but also how hard it is for the man that Greg started experimenting with, Sailo. I felt like even though Sailo knew he was falling for the man who was meant to be a good time and maybe even a one night stand, it was also hard for him to admit those feelings for fear of getting hurt. In a situation that these two men were in there is always unanswered questions that undoubtably both of them have. For example, is this a rebound? Is this really real or will Greg decide that men are not what he wants and decides he wants a woman instead? Will Sailo want tostick around or will he meet someone else that is more suited for him at the club he works at? As I said a lot of questions that both men must be asking themselves constantly.

This was such a great book. I enjoyed it so much. I really felt like I connected with all the characters in this book and that is a hard thing to do as an author. I have yet to read a book by LA Witt that was not good but I would definitely put this book at the top of the list on my favorite by her. Amazing book from beginning to end and cannot wait to see if there will be more in the series.

Tosha

FourStars

This was another winner from L.A. Witt and I do love the Wilde’s series. In this book we meet Greg and Sailo and I loved both characters. We even got to catch up a little with Ethan and Rhett. The author makes the difference in ages very believable even though it was only 10 years, despite the blurb which says Greg is two decades older. I also didn’t like that Sailo just out of the blue had a problem with Greg in a relationship as he considered he was just a rebound (which he didn’t want). Overall the story was great and I loved Greg’s children even though we only met 2 of them. I really disliked Greg’s ex-wife as it came out that she was a cheater, which is something I don’t like. I loved the epilogue as we got to see a little more on how Greg and Sailo ended up. The writing was superb despite the inconsistences in the character development.

Lynn

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AuthorBio

L.A. Witt is an abnormal M/M romance writer who has finally been released from the purgatorial corn maze of Omaha, Nebraska, and now spends her time on the southwestern coast of Spain. In between wondering how she didn’t lose her mind in Omaha, she explores the country with her husband, several clairvoyant hamsters, and an ever-growing herd of rabid plot bunnies.

She also has substantially more time on her hands these days, as she has recruited a small army of mercenaries to search South America for her nemesis, romance author Lauren Gallagher, but don’t tell Lauren. And definitely don’t tell Lori A. Witt or Ann Gallagher. Neither of those twits can keep their mouths shut…

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