Saving Sean by Con Riley

SEAN

Saving Sean by Con Riley
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Contemporary,
Length: Full length (280 Pgs)
Other: M/M, Anal Sex
Rating: 4 Stars
Review by: Strawberry

Nearly a year after being rejected for another man, Seattle paramedic Peter Morse is still pining, so when the one that got away asks him for a favor, he agrees. His mission: track down Sean Reid, the runaway brother of a mutual friend. Peter isn’t thrilled about it—until he finds Sean injured by the side of the road.

Everything about Sean stirs Peter’s protective instincts—saving people is what he lives for—but he never anticipated falling for someone so hell-bent on running away. On top of his physical wounds, Sean struggles with grief and guilt, and the mess his estranged father left when he died threatens to overwhelm him.

Saving Sean means Peter must let go of his pride and turn to friends and family. 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?

Finding love is often a murky and complex road. You have to leave your comfort zone behind. Saving Sean is the second book in the Seattle Stories series by Con Riley. This book can be read as a standalone but if you want to understand everyone involved it helps to read the book prior.

Peter needs to learn to be able to ask for help to be able to help Sean and fall in love in the process.  Peter Morse is a paramedic that has taken a job training other paramedics in Northern California, Oregon and Washington. Peter has a bad habit of speaking all his thoughts aloud. At the start of the story Peter is infatuated with Theo. He is happy that Theo has found Morgan and wants a similar relationship. He is tired of one night stands. I enjoyed the complex and multi-layered character Peter was.

Sean Reid is a survivor. Kicked out when he was young by his father, Sean has done really well to make his life work. Sean is working to understand his father’s actions and who his father was. Sean is a very complex character. At times I wondered if Sean was just like his father. Sean seems to have trouble verbalizing his feeling and thoughts. He is very moody. It was very hard to understand Sean’s mood swings. Sean also has a tendency to run away from his problems.

The relationship between Peter and Sean is extremely confusing at the beginning and does not really clear up as the story go on. The attraction that drew Peter and Sean to each other is not very evident. Trust is an issue between the two right from the beginning, and it does not help that every thought that goes through Peter’s head comes out his mouth. Still, Peter and Sean have great chemistry together. Peter seems to understand what Sean needs and wants without Sean having to verbalize them.

Maggie is the one character that I could not understand. She came across as a very selfish and self-serving character. She has no compassion for anyone around her. I get that her childhood was rough, but there comes a point in everyone’s life that you have to get over it and move on. It’s almost like she blames Sean for her father’s problems. I hope as the series goes on that she is changes for the better.

The author does a great job of getting you to question, and think about the characters and their lives. She reeled me into the story with the chemistry between Sean and Peter. The author did a great job of letting me try to figure out what is what is going on bit by bit. I had a hard time putting this book down. I loved that this was not a simple love story. I cannot wait to read more from this author.

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