Absence is as crucial as presence.
The decision to stop dating has made Vaughn Hargrave’s life infinitely simpler: he has friends, an excellent wardrobe, and a job in the industry he loves. That’s all he really needs, especially since sex isn’t his forte anyway and no one else seems interested in a purely romantic connection. But when a piece is stolen from his art gallery and insurance investigator Jonah Sondern shows up, Vaughn finds himself struggling with that decision.
Jonah wants his men like his coffee: hot, intense, and daily. But Vaughn seems to be the one gay guy in Toronto who doesn’t do hookups, which is all Jonah can offer. No way can Jonah give Vaughn what he really wants, not when Jonah barely understands what love is.
When another painting goes missing, tension ramps up both on and off the clock. Vaughn and Jonah find themselves grappling not just with stolen art, but with their own differences. Because a guy who wants nothing but romance and a guy who wants nothing but sex will never work—right? Not unless they find a way to fill in the spaces between them.
Okay, so I’ve sat on this review for a while now. Not because I didn’t like the characters, because I did. And it wasn’t because I didn’t like the mystery, because even though I figured out the ‘who’ pretty early it held just enough suspense. To be honest, the only reason that I’m “iffy” on this one at all is because, no matter how much I loved Jonah and Vaughn, I’m not sure how this relationship would ever work. *sigh*
Of course I could be wrong. Jonah and Vaughn could end up with the perfect HEA for them, but the whole situation just didn’t feel right to me. Yet, relationships that fall inside the “norm” are my definition of normal. Regardless of how I feel, I really like reading outside that norm, otherwise known as my own personal comfort zone.
So, when I got past my personal issues, I kind of admired Jonah and Vaughn for giving their relationship a shot. This is the first book I’ve read by Cass Lennox and it probably won’t be the last. I’ve read the descriptions of the other books in the Toronto Connections series and I’m not sure any of them have grabbed me yet. I’ll keep you posted. 😉