Title: Step by Step
Author: KC Wells
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: 03-13-2017
Genre(s): M/M Contemporary Romance, M/M Coming Out, M/M Gay-For-You
Page Count: 256
Heat Level: 3.5 flames out of 5
Rating: 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…
KC has wrote a story that starts out as a man trying to pay forward a kindness done for him many years ago.
Jaime is a 20 year old college student who is about to be evicted from his apartment and working 3 jobs to try to make enough money to stay in school.
One day he is sitting in the library trying to figure out his next move when he meets Guy.
Guy is a 38 year man who overhears Jaime’s conversation on the phone and wants to help.
Someone helped Guy many years ago when he was a young man who had just got divorced and had children he needed to support and really no way to do that. Fast forward years later and Guy is in a time in his life when he is ready to pay it forward. He picks Jaime. He takes Jaime under his wing and helps him support himself while going to be a lawyer. Jaime is straight and Guy is gay but that doesn’t stop the friendship from growing at first. Both men were great characters to read. I wish this story could actually be from real life. Everyone could use their own knight in shining armor once in a lifetime. After a while Jaime is seeing Guy in a different light and is attracted to him. Guy is having feeling for Jaime as well. I loved the fact that both men had great friends that they could talk to about their feeling and give advise on how to proceed. Once Jaime decides he wants more from Guy, he just goes for it.
Their is about a 18 year age difference between them and I didnt find it weird at all. They really didnt have a father/son relationship , Guy was his mentor. Jaime didnt jump into bed with Guy, they took their time and got to know each other better before going that far. Once they got together the chemistry was hot and I enjoyed Guy teaching Jaime about gay sex. They was no angst in the story but more conflicts within both of their families. Jaime and Guy were committed to each other and were a great couple. John and Cole who are Guy’s best friends and Jamie’s friend Ryan, were secondary characters that I would love see get their own HEA. Hopefully KC will give us more of this group of friends. The HEA was fun to read. Jaime and Guy get their happily ever after.