#Review #Promo • Love's Changes (A Losing My Way Novella) by LaQuette
TITLE: LOVE'S CHANGES
A LOSING MY WAY NOVELLA
**This is an erotic novella featuring graphic and explicit language and sexual content between consenting adult men in a loving relationship. Reader discretion is advised.**
A near-fatal shot through his chest teaches Lieutenant Bryan Smyth of the NYPD two things: He wants to live to see more days and he wants to spend them with his estranged husband, Justice.
Poor decisions made under the strain of grief split the seams of their marriage. Now it's up to Bryan to show Justice there's still enough of their love left to salvage from the ruins, still something worth the battle ahead.
Bryan's shooting has opened Justice's eyes to new lessons too. The first, tomorrow isn't promised, the second, life's too short to live in misery. Justice has watched Bryan shuffle back and forth attempting to balance the man he is at home and the man he has to be at the precinct for too long. Now, he's done. The only problem is, Justice's heart is having a hard time adhering to the exit strategy in his head.
Desperate to repair their bond, Bryan does the only thing he can to keep his marriage intact, he calls his crazy sister-in-law, True to stir up some organized chaos. She's a wildcard, yes. As unstable and deadly as nitroglycerin, but she gets the one thing Bryan needs more than anything, results.
The only question left: Is family and fidelity enough to get them through love's changes, or is this really the end?
**This book is a spin off from the Queens of Kings series featuring Bryan Smyth and Justice Amare. Although related to the Queens of Kings world, you do not need to read that series to understand this one.**
This is my first time reading anything from LaQuette and I thoroughly enjoyed Love's Changes. It's not a long read but the author still manages to get a lot of back history into the story plus keep the flow of the present going smoothly.
Justice and Bryan have been together for twenty one years and married for several of those years. Until the last five years they had a rock solid relationship even with Justice being away in the military and Bryan working his way up the ladder for the NYPD. They both carry very stressful jobs, very demanding jobs, but where Justice has the support of his entire family, Bryan does not.
Bryan never had the supporting family growing up and as soon as his sexuality was found out he was kicked to the curb. He didn't know he could have the kind of life he longed for until he met Justice, and in turn, Justice's family. But, everyone is not as accepting on the police force which holds Bryan back in the closet.
Bryan carries a lot of burdens on his shoulders that he doesn't share with his husband and he takes on a lot of guilt that doesn't fall solely on him alone. However, due to his silence, Justice feels like there is something else wrong within the marriage and he decides it's time to take matters into his own hands. The only problem is... he loves his husband very much so when he sees someone else's hands on Bryan he goes ballistic.
This was a great read that kept me up until after midnight finishing because I didn't want to stop until I seen what happened. Bryan and Justice are so good together and even though this was a novella, the author still pulled those darn tears from my eyes as these two try to make things work. Justice's family was definitely the icing on the cake and from reading other information on this book I know they are in some other stories so I would definitely recommend reading more from this author. As for this story, things end on a very uplifting turn of events and I was able to go to bed with smiles instead of tears. A definite 5 star read.
*Thank you to the author for providing a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review*
MEET THE AUTHOR
This bestselling Erotic Romance Author is the 2016 Author of the Year Golden Apple Award Winner, 2015 Swirl Awards Bronze Winner in Romantic Suspense, and 2015 Georgia Romance Writers Maggie Award Finalist in Erotic Romance. LaQuette—a native of Brooklyn, New York—spends her time catering to her three distinct personalities: Wife, Mother, and Educator.
Writing—her escape from everyday madness—has always been a friend and comforter. She loves writing and devouring romance novels. Although she possesses a graduate degree in English Lit, she'd forego Shakespeare any day to read something hot, lusty, and romantic.
She loves hearing from readers and discussing the crazy characters that are running around in her head causing so much trouble. Contact her on Facebook, Twitter, @LaQuetteLikes, her website, www.NovelsbyLaQuette.com, Amazon, her Facebook group, LaQuette's Lounge, and via email at LaQuette@NovelsbyLaQuette.com
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