They say the best way to get over someone is to get under someone else…Rebound
At least that’s what Ben is trying to convince himself. Ready to put his ex-boyfriend in the rear view for good, he connects with a handsome older man who’s only interested in something quick and casual. Their rules are simple—no strings, no feelings, and absolutely no kissing.

Thomas has never been with a man before, but in the midst of divorcing his estranged wife, he knows it’s something he is ready to act on. He’s wondered for years if his attraction to men is something real, so hooking up with an experienced and gorgeous younger man seems like a surefire way to find out. Better yet, it’ll kill two birds with one stone: exploring the depths of his midlife awakening and moving forward into a brand kind of new life.

One time together turns into two times, and two turns into something regular, but the rules still apply… until they don’t. Late night phone calls lead to early evening dinner dates, and one by one the rules are all out the window.

Ben was supposed to be Thomas’s first time, and Thomas was supposed to be Ben’s rebound…but what if the best way to get over someone is also the best way to fall in love?

About the Author

With over two dozen published romances to her name, Kate Hawthorne has built a recognizable brand around telling emotional stories that pack a figurative (and sometimes literal) punch.

Existing on a steady diet of wine and coffee, Kate spends her days dreaming up angsty stories full of heat, kink, and heart. Kate now lives in Louisville, where she writes romance, reads romance, and hides from the humidity.



This was my first M/M romance book and I’m so mad at myself for not reading them sooner. I truly enjoyed this book as I was hooked from the very first chapter. I must admit, I had a little crush on Thomas as he stole the show for me in this story. Thomas’ character development was spot on as the author did a great job of going into detail. The author’s words sucked me in and by the time I knew it, four hours had passed, and I had finished reading. That’s right, finished in one sitting.

The relationship between Ben and Thomas started off as a one-night hookup but soon blossomed into a wonderful romance. By the time I reached the middle of the book, I knew some sort of plot twist was coming, and when it finally arrived, I about fell out of my chair. I’ll admit that I yelled at myself for not figuring it out sooner, but that is a huge KUDOS to the author. The plot twist was definitely unexpected and as always it lead the reader to experience some heartache. I will say the sex scenes were spicy!

Overall this was a very enjoyable read and I will gladly read other novels written by Kate. Great job!

***I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.