Title: Saving Sean (Seattle Stories, Book 2)
Author: Con Riley
Published: September 24, 2012
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
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Rating: ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
When Peter Morse is asked by his friend Theo to track down Theo’s assistant’s brother, Sean, he is hesitant at first. He’s been on the road and just wants to get home and enjoy some downtime. But he ultimately finds himself agreeing, having no idea what’s in store for him when he finally tracks down Sean. While things get off to a rocky start, Peter is quickly smitten with this new man and finds himself going to great lengths to help him get his life back together.
The story here is an interesting one. The layers of issues that Sean has to work through in the aftermath of his father’s death are many and makes for a very fascinating set of circumstances. And it was great to see all of the major players from After Ben return in this installment.
One thing that really bothered me is the narration in relation to Peter. It’s stated at the beginning that he often says what he’s thinking out loud and doesn’t realize he’s doing it. This isn’t clear in the text – his thoughts are presented as thoughts and sometimes the other characters respond as though they were said out loud and sometimes they don’t. I found it very confusing and a bit distracting. But it’s still a great story overall.