Title: The Deepest Blue (Roadmap to Your Heart Book 2)
Author: Christina Lee
Release Date: 4th December 2015
Genre: Male/Male Contemporary Romance
Lee exchanges skyline for swampland in the next book of her male/male romance series, Roadmap to Your Heart.
Rugged and conventional Callum Montgomery enjoys running Shady Pines hunting preserve, except for the secret that’s eating him alive. When his sister brings a date for a family wedding, he can’t stand the arrogant city slicker with the stick up his perfectly fine ass. He doesn’t understand his draw to Dean, who pushes his buttons at every turn, but he’d never dream of betraying his sibling over some lust fueled fantasy.
Handsome and conscientious Dean Abbott is a research assistant in his university’s biology lab. When his roommate, Cassie, begs him to be her pretend date in front of her meddling family, he begrudgingly agrees to help. He doesn’t anticipate being enchanted by the countryside, the colorful cast of characters, or her sexy and brooding straight brother.
When contempt turns to passion and leads to stolen moments in a sugar cane field, Callum can’t help longing for the kind of connection he believes he can never have. But not even the world’s most heart-melting kiss can bridge the vast philosophical differences between the men.
Dean’s return to his urban lifestyle leaves him restless, his mind continually wandering to the charming setting that spoke to something missing deep inside him. Because you can take the city boy out of the country but you can’t make him forget the intriguing man he left behind.
The Deepest Blue is the second book in Christina Lee’s series entitled Roadmap to Your Heart. This first installment to this series somewhat of a spin-off from the book There You Stand where the two protagonist appeared as secondary characters. This book is very loosely tied to the first book in this series and takes place far away from the MC world featured in There You Stand and The Darkest Flame. This author has proven to me that she can write some seriously awesome M/M contemporary romance. In my personal opinion, I think that Ms. Lee once again did a great job penning a low-angst and tender-hearted tale about two young men who find their sizzling connection too hard to ignore.
Callum Montgomery is the eldest of his siblings and fills his busy days helping run his family’s hunting preserve, Shady Pines, in the small town of Roscoe. Taking care of his family’s interests and helping with his youngest brother who is somewhat medically fragile is the most important thing to Callum, even if it means that he is hiding an essential part of who he truly is and because of this he has slowly been pulling away from his family emotionally. When Callum’s sister brings home a “date” for a family wedding, he can’t seem to stand being around the pompous city boy. Or, perhaps it is the fact that Callum finds him sexy as hell and he just can’t go there for so many reasons.
Dean Abbott is finishing up his master’s program in the biology department at NC State. When his roommate and good friend asks him to attend a family wedding with her in the small town she grew up in so that she can ward of her meddling family’s match-making attempts, Dean does not have the heart to deny her request. He is an openly gay man but surely he can pretend to be straight and very into his beautiful roommate. Right? What Dean does not expect is to be seriously attracted to his roommate’s ruggedly sexy and standoffish older brother. What a way to complicate matters!
Callum and Dean may have started off down the rocky path of animosity but it does not take long for both men to give in to their lust-fueled fantasies. Pretty soon the stolen kisses shared between our two protagonists and the sizzling hot passion building between them has Callum wishing for things he knows he can never have, at least not while his family needs him as much as they do. Callum and Dean are from two very different worlds? How can the simple country boy and the city slicker reconcile all that stands between them and reach for a future together? Can the pair ignore the insane attraction they feel for one another and look the other way or is the temptation to take things to a different level too strong to walk away from?
As their profound connection becomes deeper, they both have to learn to be vulnerable and completely open up to one another. There are so many layers that need to be delved into and shed before they can even attempt a lasting relationship. Finding their way may not have been an easy venture for either one of them; however, Callum and Dean discover that what matters in life is often what we have to fight the hardest to obtain. I loved adored this book. Watching two very different men open up and become utterly vulnerable with one another was beyond beautiful. The volatility of their relationship was explosive as both deal with their insecurities and inner turmoil regarding their profound connection. I loved watching their feelings grow for one another. Both men fell hard and needed to come to a conclusion as to whether they could actually make it work.
The sex in this book was hot, raw, sweaty and erotically passionate. When Dean and Callum give in to the escalating tension between them… HOT DAMN! Pair these two together you most definitely get fire-inducing sex that would leave anyone with a pulse panting. You get rough, dirty, and passionately scorching sex! The dirty perv in me loved every minute of it. Lol!
All in all, this author has delivered a sweet love story that also managed to keep me intrigued as I rooted for our two sexy protagonists. As they begin to discover one another and explore what they could share, you could unquestionably feel the palpable and profound bond they shared. The Deepest Blue turned out to be an enjoyable read. I can’t wait for more in this series!
Book #1: The Darkest Flame
From the author of There You Stand, a new male/male romance about an errant motorcycle recruit and the captivating bartender who sends his wheels spinning down an all too tempting road.
Vaughn O'Keefe has been part owner of the Hog's Den for years. Privy to plenty of Disciples of the Road business, he's never been more ruffled as when a new recruit named "Smoke" walks through the door. Something about the man gets his blood pumping, but he knows to keep his preferences under wraps around the club.
"Smoke" Callahan has done a couple of rehab stints and is finally clean, thanks to help from the Disciples. He's on the right path and isn't about to get sidetracked, no matter how much the guy who manages the bar gets beneath his skin. Besides, his last relationship with a man left him scared, alone, and with a nightmare of an addiction.
When the Hog's Den becomes shorthanded, and Smoke is ordered to help out the one man he can't have, his longing for the bartender reaches blistering proportions. Vaughn figures a night together should be enough to satisfy their mutual attraction. But neither banks on just how scorching hot it might be.
As Smoke's past unravels and the one person he hopes never to lay eyes on again messes with all he holds sacred, it's time to involve the Disciples. Problem is, he'll have to risk his membership, his heart, and his own hide to keep everyone he cares about safe.