Detective Nathan Wolf might just be a junior detective, but he tackles every case with the passion that he lacks in his personal life. A series of failed relationships with women has left him still single at thirty-four—because he’s too scared to admit to his longtime crush on his best friend James.
Dr. James Taggert likes to keep his profession as a psychiatrist separate from his party-animal persona. Known around the gay clubs as Tag, he’s the guy who screws them, leaves them, and never looks back. But James’s drinking is getting heavier, and when bad memories from the past resurface, he’s close to becoming the worst version of himself.
After a drunken blackout ends in a hot and heavy make-out session with his very straight best friend, James has no memory of the steamy affair. But Nathan isn’t sorry for the kisses that James can’t remember. Nathan finally musters the courage to tell James how he really feels, but a life-altering event might force them apart before they can ever be together.
Halfway through this book I caught the connection between the Restoration series and the Belonging series. Don’t judge. I’ve only read a couple of A.M. Arthur’s books so it took me a while to catch on. I have to admit, even though this series could stand alone, once I got the connection I gained a whole new perspective. I also realized that I need to pick up the first two books in the Belonging series, sooner rather than later. 😉
As for James and Nathan… I loved these two both as friends and lovers. I understood James’ reluctance to fall into a relationship with Nathan. He didn’t want to take a chance on ruining what they had. Nathan felt the same way, but he’d also never felt about anyone the way he felt about James. But then… well, you’ll just have to read Getting it Right to find out…
Their story was heartbreaking and intense and beautiful. It was also fun and intense. The supporting characters added a lot to the story and I love it when that happens. From James’ friends to his patients as well as Nathan’s co-workers and his family, they all played important roles in the outcome of their relationship. Some of their lives became intertwined with Nathan and James in surprising ways.
There were hints at what may be coming next in the Restoration series and I can’t wait to see how these characters grow even more.