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October 24, 2020

The Seattle Stories: Books 1-3

I received this book for free from Gay Romance Reviews in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.

The Seattle Stories: Books 1-3The Seattle Stories: Books 1-3 by Con Riley
Publication Date: November 30, 2020
Genre: Fiction, LGBTQ+, M M Romance, Romance
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After Ben

No more kissing a ghost…

A year after the sudden death of his longtime partner, Ben, widower Theo Anderson is still grieving. The last thing he’s looking for is a new lover, but as Theo discovers, sometimes life has its own plans.

Two men bring Theo closer to acceptance, only just when he’s ready to commit, Theo finds he isn't the only one haunted by the past.

~ hurt comfort, angst, online relationships, hope and healing, and age is just a number

Saving Sean

No more running from love…

Nearly a year after being rejected for another man, Seattle paramedic Peter Morse is still pining when the one that got away asks him for a favor. His mission: track down Sean Reid.

Everything about Sean stirs Peter’s protective instincts, but he never anticipated falling for someone so hell-bent on running from him. Asking for help is a bitter pill for Peter to swallow, but if he can’t, how can he expect Sean to accept his help—and his love—in turn?

~ hurt comfort, men in uniform, angst, forced proximity, and the power of found family

Aiden’s Luck

No more hiding the truth…

House-sitting for a friend is supposed to be a lucky break for Aiden Daly—an escape from the mental load he carries without his family knowing. Discovering his new housemate, Marco, is the image of his first crush turns it into a nightmare.

When a crisis finally brings Aiden to his breaking point, accepting support from Marco is a gamble, but it could be just what Aiden needs to turn his luck around.

~ enemies to lovers, hurt comfort, angst, and an irrepressible Italian

For this review, I will be talking about the series as a whole and not focusing on just one specific book or each book at length.

The Seattle Stories: Books 1-3 focuses on 3 different couples centering around Ben/Morgan, Sean/Peter, and Aiden/Marco. All three books together were over 900 pages so it took me a little longer than usual to read the entire three books. There was a lot of content and world building taking place.

After Ben (book one) and Aiden’s Luck (book three) to me were more enjoyable compared to Saving Sean (book two). But of course, that is just a personal preference. I think of the three books I really enjoyed Aiden’s Luck the most. I really enjoyed the chemistry between Marco and Aiden.

Each book had its own ups and downs. Dealing with relationships, and the author made it all reasonable and believable. Ben was dealing with the death of his partner, Sean was dealing with what was left of his father’s estate, and Aiden was dealing with the aftermath of his father’s death and supporting his family.

Overall the box set was an excellent read. Each book was a great length. By the end of each book, the major plot had been revealed and solved. Characters from each book were present in the others. If you enjoy M M romance then this series would be great for you.

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