Title: Buyout – A Love Story
Author: Dev Bentham
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: 02-08-2017
Genre(s): M/M Contemporary Romance
Page Count: 80
Heat Level: 3.5 flames out of 5
Rating: 4 stars out of 5
Everyone deserves a second chance. Or do they? Sean and Martim fell in love at Harvard. Things broke apart when Martim fell into a downward spiral of addiction after his father died. Sean kicked him out but has regretted it ever since. He’s never gotten over losing Martim. But then, not many aspects of his life have lived up to his collegiate dreams.
When he’s sent to evaluate Martim’s family hotel for foreclosure, Sean is once again in the position to put Martim out on the street. In the time since they parted, Martim has pulled himself together, although both health and financial problems linger as a result of his years as an addict. Can the two men bridge the gap of distance and time to rekindle their relationship, or will they fall apart again under the burdens of guilt and disease?
Set in Lisbon, Portugal, this is the story of lovers reunited after more than a decade apart, and their second chance at romance.
This is the first book for me by this author. It is a short quick and was read. This is a second chance romance for these two men, it is well written with a good flow. The setting sounded beautiful. The author goes into great detail and I can just imagine myself there.
Sean is back in Lisbon to do a job. He is sent there by his boss Rex to evaluate and foreclose on his former lover Martim’s hotel because they are so behind on payments. This is the first time they are seeing each other after ten years apart.
When they parted, it was not mutual and was pretty bad and left on a horrible note. Martim spiraled out of control after the death of his father. Sean really is a good guy and when he sees Martim for the first time you can feel the tension/lust. You can tell Martim feels the same. The chemistry is there, but there is still so much to be said and dealt with. You can tell there are still some strong feelings between the two of them. Though Sean is there for a reason and it isn’t good. He is the bearer of bad news. Can they withstand and it?
This is hard to review as you don’t want to give anything away. It starts then it’s over. It isn’t bad, don’t get me wrong, I just wanted to delve into their relationship a bit more. I felt the ending was just a bit rushed.