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Review: Doubtless by Cat Grant

Title: Doubtless
Author: Cat Grant
Series: Priceless #2
Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars

50 pages
Published July 16th 2012 by Riptide Publishing
ARC received from the publisher

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Not usually one for romance novellas, I give this one a try because I wanted a break from the countless YA novels I’ve been reading lately. My usual complaint is that they contain only sex and no story – but luckily that wasn’t the case with Doubtless.

Steve has everything – a big apartment, an expensive car, a great job.. But there is no love in his life. When he encounters a male escort at a bar at night, he learns something about himself.

This novella is short, but sweet. I instantly liked Steve, who is humble and slightly awkward, but great at his job. He is a sad and confused guy yet stays away from being whiny. Basically this story is about his transformation.

I had no clue there was a book that comes before Doubtless, that tells the story of his best friend Connor. If you’ve read that one, Priceless, you already know this story won’t end on a HEA. I didn’t know that, so the ending of this book was quite a surprise for me. I really liked it though, it was sweet and positive without being gooey or clichéd.

There is some sex in Doubtless, but it doesn’t overpower the story. There is a fade-out at one point, and the rest of it isn’t too graphic or icky. I was quite impressed by the author’s writing, and I’d love to read another book by her.

Loving your best friend is hard . . . especially when he’s marrying someone else.

On the surface, Steve Campbell seems to have it all: a beautiful home, a snazzy car, and a dream job as one of the country’s top 3-D optics researchers. But underneath, he’s restless and dissatisfied, tired of empty encounters with leggy lab assistants and endless evenings alone.

A chance meeting with a handsome escort lifts Steve’s spirits and opens his eyes to his long-repressed attraction to men—and his love for his best friend and business partner, Connor Morrison.

Connor might’ve loved Steve like that once, but now it’s too late for their happily ever after; Connor’s about to ask his boyfriend to marry him. Fortunately, it’s never too late to learn about yourself, and maybe Steve can find a happy ending on his own.

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