- Architect of Love by John Charles
Architect of Love by John CharlesHot
Forrest Dentren, was an architect and city planner who had become a local name when his design for the Monroe City Center was chosen as one of the top three contenders. Well educated, extremely well built, and as both men and women put it, just plain hot. Some said he was married to his job, others said he was too picky, many said he didn't want to share the spotlight.
When Forrest broke his routine and went clubbing on a weeknight, he spotted Lance. The attraction was immediate from both sides of the dance floor. They both felt it. A few drinks later, still feeling it, they left for Lance's apartment.
It was never supposed to turn into anything more than one hot fuck
Two people from opposite ends of the world, no roadmap, not directions, no ideas how to make it work!
I’ll admit, this isn’t usually the sort of book I’d have picked up. It’s a cross between fluff and erotica, neither of which are my cup of tea. However, I ended up enjoying the story for what it was—a terrific entry in its genre. I loved both Lance and Forrest as characters. They’re the sort of people I would want to know in real life. And huge thanks to the author for creating women side characters who are also worth reading about.
If you’re looking for something with a lot of depth, a literary feel, or delving into modern social issues, this is not the book. While it does touch a little bit on class difference, and that’s the main source of tension between Lance and Forrest, it doesn’t go very far with that line. It’s resolved pretty easily by the end. I ended up thinking Forrest was a bit unfair toward Lance about it, failing to understand his point of view.
Although I felt a whole lot of chemistry between Lance and Forrest, I actually ended up liking Lance’s occasional friend-with-benefits, Dale, even better. I’m a fairly open-minded sort, and I’d have loved to see the three of them make that work, whether as a triad or Lance having two partners (or simply keeping his FWB relationship with Dale, who was paired off as well). I certainly hope we get to see more of Dale in a future installment because he was my favorite character.
All in all, I ended up enjoying this in spite of it being outside my usual taste. I like the author’s writing style, and I would definitely give his other books a shot.
For a sexy good time, characters to love, and a good combination of sweet and spicy, this gets 4 stars.
**I elected to read a free copy in exchange for an honest review**