Brave for You (Oahu Lovers #1) by Crystal Lacy 2*
BLURB: Less than a year after moving to Hawaii, construction foreman Nate Ellison’s wife leaves him and their infant son for another man. Months into single-fatherhood, Nate meets Andrew “An” Hoang and is slowly drawn into An’s life. Through An’s friendship, he finds himself finally enjoying his new home in paradise.
An Hoang hasn’t had a real relationship in years. With his pediatrics practice and a niece to care for on his days off, he doesn’t have the headspace for more than a simple roll in the sack. But when he meets Nate—who just happens to be the gorgeous construction worker he encountered in the lobby of his apartment building—something about Nate makes it impossible for him not to care. When Nate needs An’s help with his son, An doesn’t refuse.
What happens when Nate’s past and An’s old-fashioned parents interfere just as the two men begin to fall for each other? Will they find the means to be brave and give their love a chance to flourish?
A sweet and steamy slow burn M/M romance set in Hawaii.
My Review: I received a copy in exchange for an honest review. The blurb for this one is good and it really was a sweet and steamy romance in the beautiful setting of Hawaii. Unfortunately for me it was a very slow burn to get to any of the steamy bits and then "Nate’s past and An’s old-fashioned parents interfere" and I almost gave up on it. However I did slog through to the end, but I'm afraid it did no good and I was still no happier with the story. I will admit to most of this probably being my fault, as I was reading it whilst on three very strong antibiotics that were interfering in my mental faculties. I hope you will give it a try, if the blurb interests you, and not let my cloudy mind influence your opinions too much.