After the Rain
by Daisy Harris
They’re going to need a bigger tent.
Henri’s list of bad exes is as long as his arm, but nothing prepared him for his latest, heart-stomping breakup. He thought he couldn’t feel more abandoned, until his ride for a group camping trip bails, leaving him stuck driving for hours with a guy who is absolutely not his type.
After breaking up with his girlfriend of five years, firefighter Logan is working up the nerve to explore his interest in men. He knows he’s gay. He just hasn’t had the guts to do anything about it…until now.
Henri’s big-city attitude and tight jeans push every last one of Logan’s buttons, and when he and Henri have to share a tent, Logan is thrilled. He should have realized Pacific Northwest weather would get wet—forcing them to strip naked. Though the steam between them is thicker than coastal fog, Henri’s not sure he can let himself fall for another man. Not even the guy who finally treats him right.
Warning: Contains bad ex-boyfriends, even worse weather, and more than your average amount of sex in a tent. May not be suitable for those with germ phobias, outdoor aversions or fear of damp shoes.
Logan pulled off his helmet, and Henri did the same. There was a moment when their eyes met, Logan grinning and Henri grinning right back. Henri realized Logan was going to kiss him a split second before it happened.
Henri jerked to get out of the way before their lips touched, and though Logan’s kiss landed at Henri’s hairline, a thrill of panic still ran through him. No way. Herpes! Logan couldn’t kiss him, and Henri definitely couldn’t kiss Logan back. Plenty of other guys would have taken the risk—especially if it was just a kiss—but Henri couldn’t.
“Oh.” Logan froze, his breath still in Henri’s hair. Slowly, he stepped back. “I’m sorry.”
“No. It’s fine.” Henri held his hands palms up, wishing he could explain in a few words, but the guys on the ridge above were already calling to them, hollering that it was time for lunch.
“I didn’t mean...” Logan turned away, hiding his expression. “I just mean it’s no big deal.” Shoulders curled forward, Logan headed up the stairs.
“Logan,” Henri called after him. He hated this. If things were different, he would have been on Logan from the second he saw what he was hiding under his shirt. He would have kissed him and even given his dick a squeeze for good measure. Now he’d be stuck with half explanations all weekend. “Wait up.”
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Birkenstock-wearing glamour girl and mother of two by immaculate conception, Daisy Harris still isn't sure if she writes erotica. Her romances start out innocently enough. However, her characters behave like complete sluts. Much to Miss Harris's dismay the sex tends to get completely out of hand.
She writes about fantastical creatures and about young men getting their freak on, and she's never missed an episode of The Walking Dead.
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Source: eARC for Honest Review from Author
Genre: MM Contemporary
Let's start with I'm a huge fan of Daisy Harris and her men. After reading From The Ashes I was so excited to read more about these hunky firemen.
Here we have Logan who is new to the fire profession as well as newly out. He wants to start exploring his new found freedom and asks out fellow firefighter Tomas to find out quickly he is already taken. However, Tomas likes to share in his happiness so he invites Logan along to a 'camping trip '.
Henri is freshly dumped and bitter and has the possibility of a STI from his doucebag ex. The last thing he wants is to be in a relationship.
Logan and Henri get stuck traveling and tenting together. Where it starts awkward it ends up working out for both of them.
With the help of Michael, Henri starts to realize that he may have a douchebag magnet. As for sweet sweet Logan he teaches Henri that there is so much more to a relationship.
Even though Henri tries to keep Logan at arms length. They can't deny their pull to one another. There relationship develops quickly but it doesn't seem to quick.
I liked this book I just didn't fully connect with Logan and Henri at times. I can't put my finger on why I didn't but it is what it is, however still a fan of the series and can't wait for more.
3.5 Camping Thumbs up