Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Something About You by Riley Hart






Blurb:

Lucky Tyler Holloway has never felt particularly lucky. Frankly, he's as regular as can be. He works construction with his brothers, loves his small-town life, and shares a close bond with his family, especially his grandmother. Okay, so maybe he has a few secrets in his closet, like his bisexuality…and that other thing he doesn’t talk about…
 
Grayson ‘Saint’ St. Claire has it all: a dream job in LA, money, freedom. Saint doesn’t do attachments, which is just the way he likes it. Still, he’d be lying if he didn’t admit he missed his deceased parents, the only family he had... Until he gets an email from some guy named Tyler, revealing the existence of a grandmother he’s never met, prompting Saint to drop everything and drive across the country.
 
Saint and Tyler couldn't be more different. Tyler dislikes Saint on sight, but there's something about Tyler that gets under Saint's skin. It’s not until they get to know one another that everything begins to change for the better. But the Holloways and St. Claires have secrets, their pasts tied together in tragic ways. With the odds stacked against them, Saint and Tyler have to face the fact that love alone might not be enough…




REVIEW
My Rating - 5 stars!


Something About You contains everything I love about a Riley Hart book! I laughed, I cried, I smiled, and my heart melted. It is a classic Riley Hart tale that contains flawed characters who truly grow once they meet each other.

Lucky is a hardworking, generous, dependable small town guy. He believes in the value of family and helping out his family members. When he discovers that a great family friend has a grandson that she's never meet, Lucky writes to him, asking him to come and meet his grandmother. Since Saint's parents died, he has been alone. He is shocked to discover that he has a living relative.

Talk about opposites. Saint and Lucky are nothing alike. They are different races. They have completely different family experiences and family values. They come from completely different communities - small town versus big city. They have different opinions about sex - one nights stands versus looking for the love of his life. 

From the beginning, I fell in love with Lucky. I love his sense of family, his work ethic and his desire to help everyone around him. He is a very sheltered man, as his family has been protecting him his whole life. As a result, he is content living the small town life that he's built around his family.

Saint, on the other hand, takes a while for me to understand. At first he seems to be a sexually carefree man who spends a lot of time on his career. As we get to know him better, we learn how tough his life has been. And as he learns more, we realize how much he wishes he could have known his grandmother while he was growing up.  Now that he is with his grandmother, he wants to make sure to connect with her. He feels guilty that he has never been there to help her or to get to know her. The connection that grows between the two is emotional and tender. 

One important message in the story is that life is short. Stop waiting to do something or to spend time with someone, because you never know what tomorrow will bring.

Something about You is a memorable story. As sweet and romantic as it is, it is also damn hot! Lucky's secret love of lace is an arousing addition to an already fantastic story. I highly recommend this book! 


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