Title: Swept Away
Author: Diana DeRicci
Publisher: Etopia Press
Characters: Seth Rusko, Luke Fletcher
Sub-Genre: Contemporary Romance
A broken engagement, a kiss with a stranger, and now he might be…gay?
Luke Fletcher’s engagement with Sandy has gone bad, and it was all his fault. He’d kissed a guy. And he’d liked it. Luke thinks he can move on and write it off as the drunken, bachelor-party prank it was meant to be, until a virtual clone of Kissy-Face Guy shows up on his doorstep.
Seth Rusko has been a friend of Sandy’s brother for ages, so when he’s asked to drop off a box of Sandy’s ex’s stuff, he figures the least he can do is help the girl out. But he hadn’t planned on Sandy’s ex being so tongue-tyingly, breath-catchingly hot. Of course, being hot is irrelevant—the guy is clearly straight.
At least, he seems straight… until he tells Seth just what he did to cause the breakup… and until Seth remembers the last time he lost his heart to a straight guy who didn’t know what he wanted…
When I’m in the mood for a light, romantic read, I know that I can reach for a book by Diana DeRicci. Between her likeable heroes and the fast-paced storyline her books have, they always leave me with a smile on my face.
Luke Fletcher is miserably confused. During his bachelor party, as a joke, he was dared to kiss a male stripper. He was shocked and dismayed by how much it turned him on and how attracted he was to the other guy. Luke has never felt this kind of attraction to men before, so after he confesses what happened to his fiancée, she calls off the wedding, leaving Luke even more confused than before. Now, he’s holed up at his house, not wanting company or to talk to anyone. He’s trying to find answers for his sudden attraction to men, and frankly not getting anywhere with it.
When his ex-fiancée’s brother’s best friend, Seth, unexpectedly drops by to drop off some of Luke’s things, Luke finds himself immediately drawn to the sweet, handsome man. Not only does Seth lend a friendly ear to Luke’s troubles, he can’t get over how attracted he is to him. Through some communication and some serious soul searching, Luke finally realizes that he’s attracted to Seth and is determined to do something about it.
This is really a cute, fun read. I liked the chemistry between Luke and Seth and thought they were really great together. Both men are likeable heroes and easy to wish good things for. There is also a secondary romance between his ex-fiancée’s brother and the stripper Luke kissed that made the book even more enjoyable. If you are looking for a light and easy romantic read then Swept Away would be a good choice for you. Recommended!
Reviewed By: Gabbi