Nick Ross was in love with Daniel years ago, when they were roommates in college. But Daniel was straight and Nick patched his broken heart by marrying Marcia. Two kids and fourteen years later, they go through the motions of their marriage like ships passing in the night. But Nick’s kids mean the world to him, and he’s afraid he’ll never get joint custody if they divorced. If he can trust his heart to an awakening Daniel, they all might find their way to a happily ever after.Business tycoon Daniel Derenzo lives for his work until his dying father reminds him life is short. When Daniel starts to reevaluate his world he experiences a startling revelation—he’s attracted to his business partner and best friend, Nick, even though Daniel always believed himself to be straight. In typical type-A fashion, Daniel dissects his newfound desires with the help of the experts at the Expanded Horizons sex clinic. He goes after Nick with the fierce determination that’s won him many a business deal.
Daniel and his best friend/business partner are at the center of this book, as they try to navigate their way after Daniel's newfound feelings.
Daniel's always been groomed to be perfect, which is leaving him struggling now, fully confused. The perfect man he was raised to be would never have considered being with a man. Now he's going through a new sexual awareness, experiencing some sexual exploration, and dealing with a ton of anguish and pain along the way. Adding greatly to the story is the relationship between Daniel and his father. Like any good story, this is a motivation for Daniel's actions, adding tremendous depth to the storyline.
Nick meanwhile, is bisexual, but hasn't been with a man in a long time. Stuck in a bad marriage, he's unsure of how to proceed with his life. His kids are not doing well, and his wife won't let him go, creating even more drama and tension along the way.
This story is a lot of fun, and omg, Daniels' ramblings are hysterical. The writing is good with well developed characters in just 202 pages. If you hate cheating, take note that Nick's wife is toxic, developing a non-cheating like vibe. Trust me, his wife and her actions are vile, creating a great villain for the story.
I absolutely love The Enlightenment of Daniel. This Eli Easton book had me on an emotional rollercoaster, and swooning with the romance of it all. The tension is high, and the feelings are present throughout. I love it!
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