Friday, August 19, 2016

Review: This Isn't Me (Hard to Love #3) by T.A. McKay

Review: This Isn't Me (Hard to Love #3) by T.A. McKay 

Have you met Nathan and Grey yet?

Sometimes the last person you want is the person you need.
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Nathan Cooper thought he had everything in life worked out; his own company, a great best friend, and all the women he could want.
That is until one night his whole outlook changed. One misunderstanding, a man instead of a woman, and just like that he was looking at guys like he never had before.

A guy he shouldn’t look at is Grey, the only problem with that is he can’t seem to stop the attraction he has to him. He doesn’t want Grey… except he does.

Greyson Green doesn’t have time for the kind of games that Nathan wants to play. He is already too close to breaking with the pressure of life. Work is stressful, and now his best friend has moved out to be with the man he loves, leaving Grey alone and unhappy. Just when he thinks things can’t get worse, he’s proved wrong when circumstances throw him into close quarters with the last person in the world he wants to be near.

Sometimes you don’t realize that what you need is the person you don’t like, a connection growing even when you try so hard to stop it. What happens when that connection is threatened, forcing you to face exactly what that person means to you? What happens when you’re faced with losing it all?

Grey is going to have to make the biggest decision of his life. Does he turn away from the one thing that could destroy him, or does he chase the guy who could be everything? The guy who spends all his time trying to convince him…

This Isn’t Me.


*** Copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie in exchange for a fair and honest review. ***

This Isn't Me is the third book in the Hard to Love series, and while you can skip book 1 to read it, I do recommend you read Make Me Trust before This Isn't Me, since Roman and Trey are featured prominently in this installment and you might be a bit lost otherwise. You can find my review for Make Me Trust here.

Nathan has only recently discovered he's bisexual and while it hasn't been exactly easy coming to terms with it, considering how much of a manwhore he was before, he's willing to explore this new side of himself. Only problem? It seems his body is set on exploring only with Grey, Roman's best friend. And while he's not sure he should be giving in to this attraction, since he is not ready to commit to anyone, the decision might be taken out of his hands.

Grey hasn't had the best of luck in love or life, but he makes do as best as he can, always with a big smile on his face. Only Nathan seems to look past the teasing grin and see what's underneath and soon he starts falling for Nathan. However, the fact that Nathan is now attracted to both men and women might be a deal breaker.

I loved Grey. I wanted to cuddle him one moment and slap some sense into him the next. While I understood his issues with Nathan being bisexual, considering how low his self-esteem was, I wasn't fond of him making it such a big thing. I really liked Nathan, although he was sort of brash at times, he was supportive and didn't hesitate in helping Grey when he needed him the most. Of course, he was also stubborn as all hell and I wanted to strangle him sometimes. Grey and Nathan were undeniably hot together and I just loved how Nathan knew how to push all of Grey's buttons. 

It was awesome to catch up with Roman and Trey and have them so much in this book, but I feel that in some sense, they robbed a bit of protagonism to Grey and Nathan, involved as they were in almost everything that happened. 

I have to admit that up to around the 75% mark I was a whole lot happier with the book than I ended up being, but that's because I don't particularly like threesomes, and also I have kind of a pet peeve regarding grovelling after a character messes up as badly as one of them did in this book and while that diminished my enjoyment of the book, I'm sure others might feel differently.

Despite my personal issues, this was a great read, filled with likeable characters and an enticing storyline that kept me turning the pages and wondering how it would play out until the very end. Recommendable!

Rating: 4 Stars!!!

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