Worth the Seeing Through - Lisa M. Owens
3.75 Stars ~ Review by Leisa

Worth the Seeing Through is the second in Lisa M. Owens’ Loves Values series, and the sequel to Worth the Coming Home. This story is about Guy, the beautiful artist friend of Josh from the Worth the Coming Home who was deeply hurt when Josh used him as a “friends with benefits,” unknowing that Guy was in love with Josh. After Josh found his happily ever after with super hot soldier Dane, Guy consoles himself with a hot weekend with LAPD member Connor (he picked him up in a bar), but soon thereafter stops returning Connor’s texts and calls. Connor, who gets points for persistence if not for logic, takes matters into his own hands and pursues Guy to Wyoming.

This is an emotional story, filled with heartache, and I like Connor even though he sort of channels his inner stalker when Guy cuts off communication and he quits his LAPD job to take a police position in the Wyoming town where Guy lives. But Conner is a faithful, generous, and compassionate man. He relentlessly pushes at the walls Guy erects around his heart. Gus, on the other hand, is a hot mess, emotionally stunted, and hurts Connor repeatedly. He’s seriously injured during a robbery attempt, and agrees to go home with Connor to convalesce mostly because his only other alternative is a nursing home. Guy is needy and selfish, he clearly still pines for Josh, and he binge drinks to drown his sorrows over losing Josh, his unloving parents, and his undefined relationship with Connor. The main problem I have with the book is that there is little chemistry between Guy and Connor – they do have some intense sexual encounters, but I just don’t feel an emotional connection between the two beyond Conner’s almost desperate attempt to make Guy see him as someone to love, and Guy’s emotional selfishness with Connor...

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