This is the first book in my new Men of Riverside series and the tenth book I have published Finding Elliot kicks off the adventures of a roup of men who all went to the same high school in the fictional town of Riverside Texas Not all of them know they are destined to be couples Some of them believe they are only friends Circumstances and life separate them sometimes for several years But luck determination and love will help them Wyoming Strong (Wyoming Men, get the reunions they deserveThis first volume is about David who is determined to find Elliot again after five years of forced separation except what heets isn t the closure he was hoping for I enjoyed this story which tells the tale of David finding Elliot David and Elliot were in love as teenagers but separated when Elliot s father catches them kissing and moves Elliot away Years later David decides to find the man that he has never stopped loving He is looking for answers and closureI found Elliot a little hard to warm to I thought him cowardly and his explanations for the separation didn t seem to justify his actions It is only further into the story that his behaviour becomes better understood and acceptableThe only element of the the book that I didn t really like was the level of power wielded by Elliot s father view spoilerThe break and enter with the team of security Arabian Nights guards while Elliot and David were in bed hide spoiler 35 starsI am contemplating between 35 and 4 stars for this On the plus side this is probably my favorite story of Serena Yates yet duly noted I have only read 4 books so far including this one because 1 It deals with the one whoets away theme which always Enchanting Baby (The Birth Place guarantee a intense emotion and 2 There an actual build up towards the love making I love those two factors Because of their history David and Elliot s love making becomes emotional manifestation than just mutual physical attractionBUT I m contemplating of reducing the stars because of one simple reason I think David is an idiot I know I know he says that he misses Elliot and he cannot forget him but he is too condescending to see what Elliot has beenoing through He easily judges that Elliot is a coward and doesn t understand why Elliot seems unable to stand up on his own against his tyrant father Well David THERE ARE people like that you know You can t just judge everyone else SIMPLY because they don t follow your standard of an independent man Jeez There are several times I want to smack David in the head for what he does maybe because my heart Wild Nights with Her Wicked Boss goes for Elliot so bad reading how he struggles to stay strong under his father s rigid. Book one in the Men of Riverside Series After five years of forced separation David was determined to find Elliot again but what heets isn't the closure he was hoping forAfter yet another unsatisfying one night stand David Lear decides it's finally time to find his former lover Elliot Watkins He needs closure before he can move on He is still angry at the man for never etting in touch afte.
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R that really won my heart Elliot who appears to have it all and yet lives and empty shell of a life tugs at the heartstrings It would have been so easy for Ms Yates to write a rescue story with David riding in on his white charger to save poor Elliot from his pitiful existence Instead the reader is taken on a journey that sees Elliot discover his own strength and determination to live his HEA with the man he loves It made for an excellent and heart warming journey I can definitely recommend Finding Elliot is a wonderful start to a new series with very nicely choreographed teases to future characters that definitely leaves me wanting I look forward to reading about the Men of Riverside in the future 35% from meHard to rate as I have mixed reactions to the bookOn one hand it was sweet and a fairly simple plot I really liked David and the other secondary characters at Riverside I even want to read the second book in the series to see how his friend works out his past tragedyBut on the other hand I couldn t bring myself to like ElliotThe author ave plenty of reasons for why Elliot was spineless for 5 years But I felt that Elliot lacked an element of emotional pain that kept me from truly understanding how he could be such a pushover for years I still think this story is worth reading and I hope it leads to a Always You great seuel Sometime the first in a s What a sweet couple even after five years apart they still seem completely suited and devoted to each other David faired a little better than Elliot in the time they were apart but he still longed for his first love and Elliot engaged to someone picked out by his family working a job to suit his family waiting in limbo for a real life that he feared would never happen heart breaking I have to admit I loved the angst and sadness at least for a little while especially when it was followed b It was so mind numbingly cliche ridden it was almost painful toet through this one YMMV 5 years ago David and Elliot were separated in a very aggressive way leaving the teenagers hurt and alone without Wild at Heart (Sons of Chance, giving them the chance to sayoodbye Now 5 years later David decides to find Elliot so he can o on with his life The whole finding meeting making love and again the brutal interference of Elliot s father is beautiful but heartbreaking at the same time To rate this one is difficult I love Serena Yates books and her books always make me smile Finding Elliot is not different The problem I have is with the pace of the romance It is somewhat unbelievable to me that after all these years of separation the couple comes togeth. CtFalling back into each other's arms is relatively easy But will Elliot be able to free himself from his father's influence Will David be able to forgive his lover and have the patience to wait until Elliot is readyReader Advisory This book is the first in a series linked by theme and characters appearing in than one book The stories while they can be read on their own are best read in seuen.
Rules When Elliot finally spines up and tells his parents enough is enough I feel so happy for him There I know it s subjective but it s hard for me to ive 4 stars if I don t find both Men Are Like Waffles, Women Are Like Spaghetti guys likeable I can t wait to read Peter s story and find out what actually happen to Adrian I loved this story I always cry a little when reading one of Serena s stories and not in a bad way Her characters always have their obstacles to overcome some heart breaking than others But witnessing the characters coming together in a story that is well written makes for a compelling read that will be re read many times over I cannot wait for the next story in the series I always enjoy reading mm romance between childhood friends There is a sense of innocence between the characters In some books the relationship either as best friends or loversoes on in others the relationship is cut off abruptly usually over family s disapproval This book is the latter oneI like this book because the characters decide to pursue the relationship despite being separated for five years Yes there are misunderstandings which lead to fights but those are solved in adult mature ways After being angry for couple days they talk I cannot stand stories where adult men break up completely or being separated for a long period without communication at all like for than a year due to a simple misunderstanding The typical would be one of the protagonists leaves the citystate without waiting for any explanation from the other one If one of them needs time to be alone that s fine though I can also accept it if the characters are still young such as those in high school but not if they are both adult men Thanks God this book is not one of thoseWill read the other books in the series Soon Unfortunately they are not in yet Finding Elliot the first book in Serena Yates new series Men of Riverside is an emotionally engaging reunion story that sucks the reader in right from the very start With One-Click Buy great character development excellent writing and a plot that keeps you wanting to know this book was a thoroughly enjoyable read I recommend you start only when you ve finished all other commitments and settled down for an early night ofuilt free reading pleasurebecause you won t want to put it downWhile the characters David and Elliot where very different in almost every respect I truly wanted there HEA as this story progressed David a strong determined man that has had to make his own way in the world was very easy to like as he struggles to find closure and move ahead with his life However it s Elliot s characte. R his parents moved away when David and Elliot were caught kissing at age seventeenElliot Watkins has never forgotten his first and only lover David but lives under his father's scrutiny too afraid to come out before he ets access to his trust fund when he turns twenty five His fiancee Patricia Hobart constantly nags him and he wants nothing than to live his own life and to become an archite.
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I’m a night owl and start writing when everyone else in my time zone is asleep I’ve loved reading all my life and spent most of my childhood with my nose buried in a book Although I always wanted to be a writer financial independence came first Twenty some years and a successful business career later I took some online writing classes and never looked backLiving and working in eight countries