Title: One Step Further
Author: Felice Stevens
Genre: M/M Romance
Release Date: June 29, 2015
Alex Stern has it all; good looks, charm, a job he loves and everyone calls him a friend. He lives life to the fullest at a breakneck pace, in the city that never sleeps. But Alex is also a master pretender; not even his best friend sees the pain that Alex hides so well. Alex himself isn’t sure who he is or what he’s searching for, he only knows that he hasn’t found it yet.
As a veterinarian, Rafe Hazelton loves each animal that crosses his path; they don’t care if he stutters a bit or that prefers men. Their love is unconditional, but his life is still empty; they can only give him so much. New friendships convince him it’s time to break the wall of loneliness he’s hidden behind since childhood and discover what he's been missing.
Alex and Rafe forge a friendship that turns physical, and they both swear that the relationship will last only as long as the fun does. But when old heartaches come to light and secrets hidden for years are revealed, Alex and Rafe discover if they accept what’s in their hearts and take it one step further, the greatest reward is waiting for them in the end.
Alex Stern is a master pretender at hiding his pain.
He isn't sure who he is or what he's looking for but he definitely knows he hasn't found it yet.
Rafe Hazelton is veterinarian who loves all animals that crosses his path. He stutters and prefers men.
He has lived a life of loneliness and thinks its time to start breaking the walls down and discover what he has been missing.
Rafe and Alex forge a relationship that will last as long as the fun does. But when secrets come to light they discover and accept what's in their hearts and take it one step further.
First time reading anything by Felice and I can honestly say she has another fan in me.
This book grabbed me from page one and I sat and read it one setting.
I really enjoyed the fact that Rafe and Alex forged a friendhip first that slowly and steadily turned into love.
One minute I was laughing at some of the things Alex said and did and the next my heart was breaking for what both him and Rafe went thru in their past.
All in all this was an enjoyable book and I'm definitely going to look into reading more of Felice's books.
I have always been a romantic at heart. I believe that while life is tough, there is always a happy ending just around the corner. I started reading traditional historical romances when I was a teenager, then life and law school got in the way. It wasn’t until I picked up a copy of Bertrice Small and became swept away to Queen Elizabeth’s court that my interest in romance novels became renewed.
But somewhere along the way, my tastes shifted. While I still enjoys a juicy Historical romance, I began experimenting with newer, more cutting edge genres and discovered the world of Male/Male romance. Once I picked up her first, I became so enamored of the authors, the character-driven stories and the overwhelming emotion of the books, I knew I wanted to write my own.
I live in New York City with my husband and two children and hopefully soon a cat of my own. My day begins with a lot of caffeine and ends with a glass or two of red wine. I practice law but daydream of a time when I can sit by a beach somewhere and write beautiful stories of men falling in love. Although there is bound to be angst along the way, a Happily Ever After is always guaranteed.