Safe Harbor (Pine Cove, Book 1)
By HJ Welch
Narrated by Nick J. Russo
Listening Length: 8 hours and 29 minutes.
Robin Coal wonders if asking his straight housemate Dair to be his fake boyfriend for his high school reunion will be the worst thing he’s ever done…or the best. But there’s no way he’s going home to face his abusive ex alone, and former Marine Dair is just the protection he needs. So long as he doesn’t find out about Robin’s secret crush, everything will be fine.
Mechanic Dair Epping never expected to spend a week sharing a bed with his adorkable friend; however, pretending to be bi is easier than he imagined. He knows he’ll do anything to keep Robin safe from his ex-boyfriend, but as the chemistry between them grows, the line between fake and reality begins to blur.
Could Dair actually be bi? Even if he was, would an ex-Marine really be interested in a computer geek like Robin? When his ex’s intentions turn dangerous, how far will Dair go to protect the man he’s falling for?
Safe Harbor is a steamy, standalone MM romance novel with a guaranteed HEA and absolutely no cliffhanger.
🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 5 stars
🔥🔥🔥🔥 Heat Level: 4
🎧🎧🎧🎧 Narration: 4.5
There is magic in this book!!
There is just something about this book that weaved its way into my heart. The characters are wonderful, the story powerful, and while this is more of an everyday story, with everyday people, these characters are so real and special that they have made their way into my heart and I fell in love with them and their stories.
The story follows Robin as he heads back to his home town for his 10-year high school reunion and must face his (somewhat abusive and manipulative) ex. He and his housemates concocted a plan that Robin and seemingly straight roommate Dair will be fake boyfriends for the week to keep Robin’s ex away and help him feel confident to face his town again. As expected lines are crossed and feelings are confused but this is done so slowly and subtly, in ways that weave magic through the story and will endear you to these characters. Robin must face some harsh truths about his past and his ex that are hard for him but thankfully his friends, family and of course Dair is there for him. The love that blossoms between Robin and Dair is magical, believable and powerful. They come out stronger than before and the story compassionately explains bisexual, pansexual and gay for you wonderfully that you can’t help but get all the feels. I truly loved this story and look forward to more from Helen and more in this series!!!
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