The Crush Revisited
Title : The Crush Revisited
Series : Lincoln Hill, #1
Author : Shawn Lane
Publisher : Loose Id (BUY HERE)
Genre : M/M, Contemporary
Length : 114 pages (ebook)
Published : July 29, 2013
Rating : ★★★★★
Tim Olfander escapes his busy, hectic life in LA at his ten year high school reunion in the city he left behind years ago, Lincoln Hill. There, at the resort the reunion has booked, his gaze falls almost instantly on the sexy, pretty guy behind the check-in counter. He chats up the guy only to learn he is the assistant manager, Brandon Collins.
Tim instantly sets in motion his plan to spend the week at the resort with Brandon’s sweet body under his. He has no clue Brandon knows him from their high school days.
Back then, Brandon was a shy, closeted nerd who had a big crush on Tim, following him around at school. Now it seems fate has thrown Brandon’s former crush at him in the form of the now hotter than ever Tim, who also seems to have sex with Brandon on the brain. Brandon gives into his baser needs, not to mention his old fantasies, for a week long smoldering affair with the crush he never dreamed he’d revisit.
Tim Olfander is one bummed guy. His best friend Micah just married his colleague and friend Keith, who Tim had been crushing on. Being down in the dumps sucks, so when he gets an email from the High School reunion committee, he decides that this is just the thing for him. He’ll get to see his old buddies and maybe he can get out of this funk.
Brandon Collins works for the resort that’s going to be catering to his high school’s ten year class reunion. He’s so happy he’s working the event instead of attending. High school was a nightmare for him. Bullies love gawky teenagers and that’s exactly what Brandon was.
When Tim checks into the resort he sees Brandon and wants him immediately. Brandon had a crush on Tim all through high school. It’s just too bad Tim didn’t even know he existed. Having Tim want him is Brandon’s fantasy come true and nothing will stop him from fulfilling it. After Brandon and Tim hook up, Tim suggest they have a no-strings-attached affair while he’s at the resort for the reunion, but Brandon isn’t impressed with his high school crush and turns him down flat. Which I’m glad he did. Tim acted like the biggest douche bag and didn’t deserve Brandon’s company. Well, Tim is not gonna take no for an answer and seeks out Brandon with a plea to change his mind. After being together a few times Tim cannot stop thinking about Brandon. The man is in his thoughts constantly and he’s starting to feel things he doesn’t want to. Brandon is getting anxious, he’s afraid of what will happen to him once the affair is over and Tim’s gone back to LA. Still, these two cannot stay away from each other. They both decide to try a long-distance relationship but when Tim’s job starts getting in the way, Brandon cannot take it any longer and ends things. Tim doesn’t want to give up on them and decides it’s time to fight for what he wants.
I loved this story. It was cute and the characters were lovable. There was only a tiny bit of angst, which I love. This is definitely my kind of book and it sets up nicely to go from a stand-alone to a series. There were two guys who I would love to see get books of their own – Tim’s friends from high school, Lance & Ashtyn. They were great and I’d like to see them get their HEA.
I have to comment on how much I loved the cover of this book. I think it was all the pretty colors. 🙂
I do know one thing, after reading this story, I’m going to hop on Goodreads and see what else this author has to offer!!
Rated 5 stars by Jen