by TT Kove
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Published by: Less Than Three Press - January 14, 2015
Genre: LGBT, M/M, Romance, Novella
Rating: 3 Stars
Radimir has loved Aleksandr for more than a decade. Long convinced that Aleksandr will never love him in return, however, he has spent the years drifting from bed to bed, unable to settle when what he really wants is out of reach. And has been all the more out of reach since an impulsive, ultimately disastrous night together while out hiking. And will definitely be forever gone when Aleksandr returns to St. Petersburg.
Aleksandr wishes he could forget the night he gave in to a long-held desire for his friend, but more than anything he wishes that one night had led to so much more. But Radimir is a player, and Aleksandr doesn't want to be simply another conquest.
Then family turmoil strikes Aleksandr hard, and he realizes the stability he's always wanted was there all along...
Being a novella, the story wasn't too in-depth, but I definitely felt the author's attempt at revealing the back story of the two friends-turned-lovers.
Radimir, a player, and Aleksandr, a perpetual pessimist, have missed their chance to be together for years because they were each afraid that the other didn't reciprocate their love. Radimir lost himself in other men, trying to forget Lesya (Aleksandr) and the other man practically lived like a monk.
Although the story is short, I was happy to finish reading it all the way through. The secondary story is the love story between the boys' mothers.
The only thing I'm confused about is the title, although it looks like it's book 4 in the "Arctic" series. . .
If you're looking for a short, quick m/m romance, pick this one up.