Title: Shifting Views
Author: Meg Harding
Series: The Carlisles #4
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: 02-10-2017
Genre(s): M/M Contemporary Romance
Page Count: 200
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 4 stars out of 5
Successful fashion model Denver Carlisle is finally living on his own. He’s got a new apartment, a neighbor who has a problem shutting his blinds, and a local bakery with an owner who makes his knees weak. It’s raining men, and Denver hasn’t gotten any in a long time. Going out on a limb, he asks Ethan Monahan out and resorts to a little exhibitionism for his neighbor. Only to be turned down by both. That’s a first.
Ethan Monahan runs his own bakery and has a new neighbor who walks around naked. The latter is a little too distracting. When his naked neighbor turns out to be none other than model Denver Carlisle—and the customer who asked him out—Ethan tries to make amends. In a purely friendly way.
Friendship leads to more, and both men find themselves in over their heads with emotions and compromises. Denver has trust issues that could span the Sahara, and Ethan is a product of the foster system with a chip on his shoulder and a serious wariness of those with money. There’s only one way to reconcile their issues: work together.
Book 4 of The Carlisles series. This book can be read as a standalone though.
This is Denver and Ethan’s story, it is sweet and made me smile whilst reading throughout.
Denver’s twin brother Dorian is now in a relationship and Denver finds himself on his own for the first time in his life and navigating through the process of his first home on his own (helped by a very attractive naked neighbour!).
Denver and Ethan meet at Ethan’s bakery in Denver’s new neighbourhood and are attracted to each other from the beginning. Their completely awkward attempts at dating are very endearing and at times very funny and even though they both have plenty of baggage to work through their lust for each other and chemistry between them is believable.
I really liked both Ethan and Denver, they are both very sweet and loveable. Ethan’s childhood and subsequent issues around that are well written and well developed and add to the overall story. Denver is a successful model and I liked that this didn’t however dominate the story and it came across as realistic.
Initially I found the writing style a little difficult to get used to as it seemed to be written in both first person/third person and present tense but after the first 15% I was so engrossed in the story it either got better or I got used to it.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book and it was a good ending (I assume!) to the series I would definitely recommend it!