Yay! Mainstream best romance 2013! Congrats Q and B! So damn strong and proud!
Qhuinn and Blay are absolutely uniquely 5 stars. Minus one star for 'all the other stuff' and minus one for the in'phury'ating typos. And stupid use of letters. Abuse of the letters X and Z. Vin from King Perry would be so offended.
Fantastic Epilogue. Great humor and internal monologue. Qhuinn wins the award for longest hold out ever. I think he resisted his true feelings longer than even Caleb of Captive in the Dark. I liked it though cuz the tension lasted thru the end.
Blay was literally tongue tied and shocked most of the time. He also could not keep his mind off Qhuinn and sex. Lol. I adored Blay's parents. Their words were ideal, coveted I'm sure by all gay men, and touching for mothers like me who read gay romance.
"You are my heart beating outside my chest. I love you."
I don't care for pregnancy storylines especially miscarriage, but whatever I had to get thru to get to the joy of the Epilogue was totally worth it.
This book wins the honor of 'worst typos'. And mostly grammar and spelling, not just syntax. I counted 8 but didn't read the whole thing. They affected the flow of the book, especially the first 3, and threw me out of the BDB world into a tailspin of 'my God, did nobody read this thing?'
The overall development of Qhuinn was what makes this story, the longing for family and to belong and allow himself to finally have a lover and some amazingly open minded Brothers, was totally cool.
I think this can (and possibly should?) be read as a stand alone, and anything that doesn't have BnQ can be skipped. Reading the previous scenes adds context and detail, esp. how out of character Q's opening up is. That said, the older scenes actually may detract from continuity. Q is suddenly all emo and cuddly. It's almost better to not know him so well.