Series: Men of Smithfield, #2
Author: L. B. Gregg
Release Date: October 15, 2012
Genre: M/M Romance
Publisher: Carina Press
Reviewed by: Marq
summary from Goodreads
He's everything I've never wanted -- too young, too weird, too wild.
I wasn't impressed that I had to get my weekly massage from a guy with a toe ring. But when I discovered David Cooke's skills as a masseur were literally orgasmic, I couldn't stop thinking about him and his amazing hands, day and night. Especially at night.
He's full of surprises. And despite my bad behavior, David's just as eager to explore this chemistry between us. Turns out, there's a lot more to him than hemp pants and tattoos. If he's so wrong for me, why does being with him feel so right?
Men of Smithfield: Seth and David is a re-release. The original title was Happy Ending.
Seth's life changed when his sister died and he was awarded custody of his niece, Molly. Seth is a stick in the mud. He sticks to a schedule, he doesn't deviate from his daily routine until he shows up for his weekly massage and discovers that his usual masseuse is not there. Seth doesn't care who it is as long as he gets his hour long massage. As David starts massaging him, Seth becomes aroused. Feeling no shame and not wanting to fight the arousal, Seth gives himself a happy ending, horrifying David. Seth and David run into each other again and Seth feels the attraction and decides to pursue David despite David not being Seth's type.
Seth isn't a very sympathetic character until almost the end of the book. He's kind of an ass and he's super judgmental. The only time he's endearing is when he's trying to connect with his niece. David is a good character who comes from a large family. I just we knew more about his story.
Although I enjoyed this book, I felt like something was missing. Too much was thrown into the mix like Molly's father and Seth's ex-boyfriend. I felt that the focus kind of left the developing relationship between Seth and David. I didn't feel the emotional connection like I did in book one, Mark and Tony (formally titled Gobsmacked).
I like the series and will continue reading it. I just felt that this latest installment was just ok.