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Always Another Side - Annabelle Jacobs

Annabelle Jacobs is an author that I've been wanting to read for a while now. I've heard some good things about her writings. So when I got the opportunity to read her latest story about two men who on my side of 30, not quite as far on my side as I am but still they had some maturity. I was excited and I made some serious grabby hands and yes please noises.


What I got in return for my grabby hands and yes pleases was a very refreshing story about two mature men, Jack and Tyler. There's only 4 years difference in their age, Jack is 40 and has spent the past 8 months trying to get over the fact that his partner of nearly 16 years was a lying, cheating, sack of...well, you get my point. Tyler is 36 and he's ready to find Mr. Right because he's had enough of Mr. RightNow. 


Jack and Tyler meet when well meaning friends decide that it's time they got back out in the world and what better way for that to happen than a blind date. 


I absolutely loved how things played out. Both men were reluctant to go on this blind date but once they met each decides that maybe it wasn't such a bad idea. There's a definite attraction but even Tyler who really want's the stability of a long term relationship is determined that this time he's going to look before he leaps. While Jack who is beyond relationship shy decides by the end of the evening Tyler might be someone he wants to get to know better.


These men are incredibly honest with each other and it's not always easy but one thing Jack's figured out is that communication is key to any relationship so from the word go they talk. Not all of these conversations are easy. There are definitely some uncomfortable and awkward moments what there isn't, is over the top unnecessary drama. 


There's also some very sweet, warm and tender moments as Tyler and Jack get to know each other and try to keep their passions in check. I loved that both of these men had loving and supportive families and were surrounded by good friends. I know that's not always the case in real life but sometimes it is, so once in  a while it's nice to encounter it in a story as well.


The ending held a bit of a surprise that I thought was very well dealt with and when all was said and done these two sexy, mature men found the HEA that they'd both been looking for and deserved.


Always Another Side was a wonderful first time read of this author for me and I'm looking forward to reading more. I would definitely recommend this story to anyone who wants to read a sweet story about finding love again.