This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Steve Campbell is your typical player until he realizes he is in love with his best friend, Connor. While he admits is love, he realizes he is bi-sexual. Sleeping any woman seems shallow now, so he has taken himself out of the one night stand business, while looking for a relationship that matters. Sometimes this is a lonely existence, but it is something Steve feels he needs for himself.
Gil Alvarez is struggling to fit into a world that doesn’t understand him. His body never fits the standards his family has set. Early in life he realized he enjoyed working on cars and now owns his own auto shop that has hit or miss success. Growing more comfortable with himself, he still has a chip on his shoulder when people don’t take him the way he is.
A chance meeting between the two men over Steve’s broken down car, leads to a on and off again relationship as the two have mis-understandings. Add onto that slights the two perceive the other one is saying. Mostly Gil walks away from Steve and rebuffs him a lot, mostly in defense of what he thinks Steve means.
There is some car talk, but not enough to take away from the human story this is really about. Flawless is about accepting a person as they are, not about how society thinks they should be. I loved getting to know both characters and how they come to know on another and eventually take a chance on each other.
This is a happy for now ending, which I was very comfortable with. So glad the author did not rush to give these two a HEA. They have a tough road ahead of them, but as long as they stick to the core of who they are, they will do great!
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