Author: Nic Starr
Publisher: Self Published
Genre: Mm Contemporary
Summary: Patrick Edwards is dealing with a double whammy. Unwanted attention from his housemate’s boyfriend is making him feel uncomfortable in his own home, and he’s facing uncertainty with his employment as an administrative assistant at the local elementary school. He finally breathes a sigh of relief when a friend puts him in contact with Simon, who has a vacant room.
Simon Dawson is a paramedic who doesn’t hesitate to help Patrick. After all, no one should live in a house where they don’t feel safe. Simon develops feelings for Patrick, but doesn’t act on them—Patrick’s moved from a bad situation and doesn’t need his new housemate hitting on him. However, a weekend away changes everything when Simon realizes Patrick returns his feelings.
But someone doesn’t want Patrick and Simon to be happy. A series of strange letters arrive at the house, and things will get a lot worse before the two men get their happily ever after.
Review: This is the third installment in the Heroes series but can be read as a standalone. While I liked Charlie and Josh and Andrew and Tanner (the couples from the first two stories) I have been anxiously awaiting Patrick’s story. He is awkward, funny and klutzy and I wanted him to get his HEA. Patrick is a temporary administrative assistant at a school and he has become very uncomfortable with the attention he’s getting from his roommate, Dion’s, boyfriend. Dion blows it off and it escalates to the point where Patrick has to move. Patrick’s friends are concerned for him and his friend Josh looks for a solution. Enter Simon, the cute paramedic who has space for Patrick at his place.
Simon is lovely, so patient and gentle with Patrick. He has an immediate crush but doesn’t want to make him uncomfortable but time together makes the two realize the feelings they each have are reciprocated.
Things get a little worrisome when it becomes clear that Patrick has a stalker. I admit, the who of this was pretty clear but I was interested to see how it would play out. And I was so frustrated with Patrick, who was not only blind to what was going on but at times was actively rude to Simon about it. There is one point where the housemates (there are four in the house) all agree that there can be no strangers in the house until they figure out what is going on with the stalker and the person who has someone in is Patrick!
The mystery took a little bit away from the romantic development between the two of them but not much. I liked seeing them together and I like them as a couple.