and family, and maybe it is, but it’s personal too, you know? The
person I was last night is new. I wanna get to know him.”
down Henry Bennington, the uncle and guardian of my little brother’s
best friend, and tell him to get his ass back to Washington. He
needed to do something about his nephew, who was turning into a
douchebag. And two, figure out just how non-straight I was. For the
past two years, I’d had all these fantasies, and now was the time
to explore them, far away from my sleepy little town.
him.” I wasn’t supposed to fall in love with another city either.
But between brunch, making new friends, and discovering the man I was
meant to be, I lost sight of the future that had once seemed pretty
damn vivid. How the hell was I supposed to merge my old life and who
I used to be with the new dreams Los Angeles and Henry had awakened
I want to read this book over and over again!
Gosh, did I fall hard and fast for Cara Dee’s Out. It sizzles and crackles with heat and humor and vulnerability. This is one of my favorite reads this year.
I’d only paid attention to the bolts of lightning, mainly because they’d stolen it, but there was something to say about thunder, too. They rolled in slowly and took over the skies.
I loved that line. I seriously sat there and stared at it for a few minutes because it described this book and all the good feels I experienced in it so well! This overreaching arc about finding yourself and understanding and accepting how you feel. It doesn’t hit all at once, but it creeps in slowly but with no less than a punch.
Zach came to L.A. for two reasons. One, to find his little brother’s best friend’s uncle to fix his out-of-control nephew. And two, to figure out if Zach is attracted to men in a safer space. He doesn’t expect to be bowled over by the uncle he was trying to find.
I’m a huge sucker for coming out stories, and this has to be my favorite one this year. Zach is such an admirable character. He works hard, had to grow up fast, and he’s a firecracker! This is his chance to really figure himself out.
Henry’s definitely in a different stage of his life than Zach. There’s an age gap: Henry is in his mid-40’s while Zach’s in his upper 20’s. Henry is the opposite of Zach. He’s not as confident in himself, and he’s been knocked down a few times. Definitely reserved, but still nice and sweet. But make no mistake, ya’ll. This guy has a bit of a kinky side too, and dang, did he surprise me!
These two together…snap, crackle, pop, ya’ll! They just catapulted right off the page.
I was blown away by the emotion packed in this book. Cara Dee has a knack for writing chemistry that sparkles, humor that ignites, and characters that charm you to your toes. I laughed, I cried, I sighed, and it made Out everything I look forward to in a book compounded by a hundred.
If you’re looking for a book to consume you, this is it.
Rating: 5 stars!
Heat rating: 5 flames!
*I voluntarily reviewed an arc via the author in exchange for an honest review.*
rambler. In other words, I can discuss writing forever and ever.
Fiction, in particular. The love story—while a huge draw and
constantly present—is secondary for me, because there’s so much
more to writing romance fiction than just making two (or more) people
fall in love and have hot sex. There’s a world to build, characters
to develop, interests to create, and a topic or two to research
thoroughly. Every book is a challenge for me, an opportunity to learn
something new, and a puzzle to piece together. I want my characters
to come to life, and the only way I know to do that is to give them
substance—passions, history, goals, quirks, and strong opinions—and
to let them evolve. Additionally, I want my men and women to be
relatable. That means allowing room for everyday problems and, for
lack of a better word, flaws. My characters will never be perfect.
twitterpating, kinking, and geeking. Advocate for equality and Autism
awareness. There’s time for hockey and cupcakes, too. But mostly, I
just love to write.
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Uncomplicated Choices: https://www.caradeewrites.com/uncomplicated-choices