Title: Step By Step
Author: K.C. Wells
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: 3/13/2017
Genre(s): M/M Contemporary Romance, M/M Gay-For-You
Page Count: 256
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5
Jamie’s life is one big financial mess, and it really isn’t his fault. However, the last thing he expected to find in the library was a Good Samaritan. He might have been suspicious of Guy’s motives at first, but it soon becomes apparent that his savior is a good man who has been lucky in life and is looking to pay it forward. Guy being gay is not a problem. Jamie’s not interested… or so he thinks.
Guy is happy to help Jamie, and the two men get along fine. But when Jamie’s curiosity leads him from one thing to another, Guy finds himself looking at the young man with new eyes. What started out as a hand up is now something completely different….
This is the first book I have the pleasure of reading by this author. I liked this book and it has a great story line. I love reading May/December romances and this is no different. I liked everything about it except one key thing. Although it is moved on from, it was still there in my mind. I will get to that later at the end of this review. There is little to no angst, just a tad bit of drama in the form of an ex-wife and ungrateful son.
The book opens with Jamie being down on his luck. His future is not looking too well. He can’t make rent and pay for his classes and lost one of his three jobs. He is overheard by Guy a good samaritan that wants to pay it forward. Jamie is eighteen years younger than Guy. Guy has made a good living for himself and he was taken under the wing by Stephan, so now he wants to pay it forward like I said. Guy makes him an offer that he can’t refuse.
These two men have so much chemistry and it is thrust upon fast. Guy makes it known he is attracted to Jamie, but Jamie sets him straight that he is well…straight. They are great characters in this book. I love Carla, which is Guy’s daughter Ryan who is Jamie’s best friend. He is funny and has a great personality. Then there is Guy’s good friend Cole. I honestly liked him a lot as well. Drama ensues when people make the wrong assumption, however, they are set straight. Things take a slight detour when Guy goes out and comes home with a friend. It sets Jamie’s mind a blazing. That was the turning point for Jamie. That’s when felt it clicking. When Jamie made up his mind and knew what he wanted, I loved that he didn’t hold back. He just went for it. I loved reading them grow and blossom in their affections. It was so much fun. Oh and totally loved shopping with Ryan. I would love read a story where Ryan gets to tell it and gets his happy.
All in all like I said I liked it. The flow, the pace and the point of view. I look forward to reading more from this author.