Book Review: M/M ~ Finding Their Way by AM Arthur ~ (5 Star ARC Review)
Thanks to an abusive father and a string of bad relationships, Riley McCage learned the hard way that people are not kind without a reason. Now, after landing a job at popular gay bar Pot O Gold, Riley is on the right track--until the night Boxer finds him drunk and drugged in the back room of an exclusive sex party.
Donald "Boxer" Boxwood wasn't looking for anything beyond some casual kink until he peeled Riley off the floor and gave him a safe place to stay. But there's something compelling about the guy crashing on his couch, and the two forge an instant friendship that eases into unmistakable attraction. Despite Riley's hesitancy, Boxer knows one thing to be true: he needs Riley in his life.
Riley risked everything to run away and build a new life for himself, and his secrets aren't something he'd ever wish upon his kind, gentle new friend. But when the past comes to call, he'll have no choice but to put his trust in Boxer…and believe people can change enough to deserve a second chance.
Book two of the Restoration series
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We've met Riley and Boxer in past stories, and I'm glad to finally get to read their story. This was an enjoyable read. It was low on the angst side, but it had enough to grab you and keep you reading.
Boxer and Riley know each other by sight from the Pot O Gold, where Riley is a bartender. Boxer is a big muscled and tattooed dude, with a shaved head. But under the tough exterior Boxer has a heart of Gold. He rescues Riley from a party where his boyfriend has drugged him and plans to have penetrative sex with him. Something Riley refuses to do.
When Riley is displaced from his home for a month, Boxer offers him his spare room. Boxer also offers to keep the dog, Izzy that he and Riley rescued from a parking lot near The Pot. Riley and Boxer spend the next month getting to know each other, becoming friends, and eventually falling in love.
I loved that this was a slow burn book. They take a while before they fall into bed. They actually get to know each other, and the connection feels natural. The chemistry was good. The sex, well, I'm not a BDSM person, but it wasn't that bad.
I loved seeing the secondary characters from not only book one, but also from the previous series. I'm looking forward to Elliot's story. That boy has some deep issues that need to be explored!