Title: Learning to Love: Evan and Daniel
Author: K.C Wells
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Characters: Evan Wainwright and Daniel Collier
POV: 3rd Person
Sub-Genre: Contemporary, Series
Evan Wainwright’s good relationship karma is paying off. After helping his friends, Sean and Michael, discover their sexuality—and each other—Evan meets the love of his life. Their new housemate, Daniel Collier, is everything Evan could want in a boyfriend. Now if Evan can just work out why Daniel panics whenever Evan tries to get close.
Daniel has finally met his soul mate. Evan is perfect for him—at least, he would be, if Daniel could find the courage to overcome his demons and leave the past behind. But his mental scars prove difficult to heal, and Daniel struggles with his heart, even though it tells him Evan is the one.
Life in the student house goes on despite the usual interruptions: a wedding, a trial for a hate crime, a gay couple with exhibitionist tendencies. Through it all, Evan and Daniel remind themselves they are meant to be together. But until Daniel trusts Evan with the secret that’s tearing his family apart, “meant to be” is on hold.
Learning to Love: Evan and Daniel is the second story in the Learning to Love series by author KC Wells. The story picks up shortly after the end of the first book, and tells the story of Evan and Daniel, two characters the fans of this author have already met. There is a strong connection between these two young men and it is easy to see the love they have for each other. Theirs is not an easy love story; however, as there are some major issues that the two must overcome. Readers should know at this time that Learning to Love: Evan and Daniel, covers topics that some may have a hard time with.
Living together makes having time together easy, yet, the men have yet to move their relationship to a physical level. Seeing the way that Daniel reacts when the men try to move past kissing will give the readers an idea of what the issues are the men will face. The author does an excellent job handling this delicate topic. The way in which Daniel acts comes across realistically, and I liked that the author has him in counseling. The fact that he is unable to tell Evan about his past is also something that those who have gone through the same thing will understand. I loved the way the author wrapped their story up. That Daniel was able to get closer after so many years was just what he needed, and the story would have seemed incomplete without it.
Learning to Love: Evan and Daniel does not only center on the main characters however. Sean and Michael are back, and while they lend our main characters a lot of support, they are also faced with changes in their own lives. During the course of this story the two young men not only get married, but also must handle the upcoming trial dealing with the men who attacked and nearly killed Michael. The readers are sure to be surprised but what follows.
While I did not get the chance to read the first book, I did not feel lost in anyway by that. While Sean and Michael have a strong presence in this book, they do not take you away from Evan and Daniel, who pull you into their story. I can’t wait to for the third story to come out and will definitely be picking up the first book soon.
Reviewed By: Lydia