Book Review: Rustic Moment (Rustic #3) by Nic Starr

Rustic Moment (Rustic, #3)

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Received: ARC provided by author
Publication Date:April 15, 2016
Publisher: Unlisted
Point of View: Third Person (Grant & Dave)
Genres & Themes: MM Romance, LGBTQ, Contemporary, Friends-to-Lovers, Past Abuse

BLURB:

Betrayal, heartbreak, and financial ruin are only the beginning.

The last few months have been tough on Grant Parnell. He discovered his boyfriend was having an affair and it’s taken its toll, both emotionally and financially. With his business facing ruin, Grant could lose everything.

Dave Monroe is excited to start a new phase of his life. He’s following his dream and pursuing an exciting career opportunity. When Grant visits his friends in the country and finds out Dave might be moving to Melbourne, he offers him a place to stay. For Dave, life’s looking good.

Dave had only met Grant a couple of times before moving in with him, but the simmering sexual attraction is undeniable. As he settles into Grant’s home, deeper feelings develop. It’s hard not to fall for Grant’s gorgeous exterior, but it’s the strong man underneath who captures Dave’s heart.

Grant always craved success. His business and his home are testament to just how far he’s come, proving his family wrong and making something of himself—or he had. Now everything is falling apart. As Grant’s world spirals out of control, Dave is the one sure thing in his life.

But if they are to have any chance at happiness, Dave will need to teach Grant what’s really important.

REVIEW:

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I didn’t have much luck with that search…. what’s up with that? I needed some GIFs dammit!

In Rustic Memory, Ty’s best friend, Grant, came to visit him after he found out his boyfriend had been cheating on him with his business partner.There he meet Mac’s best friend, Dave.

We all know that phrase and we all thought that had happened with Grant and Dave. But did it? And is a rebound really the best way to start a new relationship?

One thing I’m loving with the Rustic Series is that this Aussie men have suffered through some tough situations, but despite all of that they have this sense of hope, that is ever-present and weathers even the worst of cases. See, Nic Starr puts you through the wringer with their past, but what you can expect from reading this series is that second and third chances are always there, you just have to accept them and follow your heart. In the end, it’s all up to you.

When Ty was going through his ups and downs with with Mac, Grant was there to help him with some amazing advice. And even though he had just found out he had been cheated on he still believe love would come to him. But when it does, will he be open to it?

Once upon a time, I didn’t really see friendships develop between the love interest in novels and I think I just had to ask, because it is being delivered left and right.

“Things sure are complicated.”

“You can say that again.”

“Things sure are complicated.” Dave grinned.

“Idiot.”

Grant’s business isn’t doing all that good, and that hits him hard. He’s always placed the value of things as a meaning of success, and Dave is here to show him that something who is in a home values more than how big or pretty a house is. They both show each other that although you might look different and come from different worlds, you can still make something good.

“A house is just a house.” Dave’s smile was bright, his eyes soft and full of love. “It’s the people inside who make it a home.”

I wish it had been a tad longer. And for some reason I just expected Dave to give Grant some self-defense lessons because poor guy had way too many people trying to harass him. #GiveGrantselfdenfenselessons

“You don’t have to face all this by yourself, Grant. I’m not saying you can’t stand up for yourself, because I’ve seen you do it, but you don’t have to do it alone.”

With all this Aussie authors I might just have to move over there, but for now I’ll settle with reading about Aussie men falling in love. I can’t wait to see who’s next and how my heart will break, because damn do this guy have some tragic pasts.

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