I received this book as an ARC for an honest review.
In this book we meet Devon Trelawney and Lewis Mandineau. Lewis is a man who has lost so much in his life it is a shock that he has the sunny outlook he has. In the last couple of years Lewis has lost his parents, his sister was in the accident and now has mental problems, his boyfriend / business accountant not only robbed him but some of his suppliers blind, he had to sell the family restaurant and now is working for Trelawney industries. When Lewis and Devon first meet they butt-heads badly but Lewis is determined to make this work for his staff and his sister. He knows he is a good enough chef that he could work anywhere but his sister needs structure and if he leaves he will have to take that away from her too. Can he make it right for everyone without loosing himself in the process?
Devon is a no nonsense type of guy get in lay down the party line and get out. However his dad is really pushing him to get more involved in this business. Devon isn't completely sure why and knows that his first meeting with Lewis didn't go well but with his migraine that has become his new companion rearing its ugly head there isn't much he can do about it. So when he wakes feeling a little better all he can think of is Lewis's amazing blue eyes. He knows mixing business with pleasure is a bad thing but no matter how much he keeps telling himself this he just can't help but want the man. Can he find a common ground with Lewis and stop this attraction or will it become bigger than either man can deny?
I have not read a lot of M/M genre books but the few I have this ranks right up there. This book shows us more than gender it shows is the struggles one goes through to find a light in the mist of a very dark tunnel. These men each go through everyday struggles both in life and in a budding relationship. This is a book that I think anyone can relate to. I would highly recommend it to anyone and everyone.