Alex Stern has it all; good looks, charm, a job he loves and everyone calls him a friend. He lives life to the fullest at a breakneck pace, in the city that never sleeps. But Alex is also a master pretender; not even his best friend sees the pain that Alex hides so well. Alex himself isn’t sure who he is or what he’s searching for, he only knows that he hasn’t found it yet.
As a veterinarian, Rafe Hazelton loves each animal that crosses his path; they don’t care if he stutters a bit or that he prefers men. Their love is unconditional, but his life is still empty; they can only give him so much. New friendships convince him it’s time to break the wall of loneliness he’s hidden behind since childhood and discover what he’s been missing.
Alex and Rafe forge a friendship that turns physical, and they both swear that the relationship will last only as long as the fun does. But when old heartaches come to light and secrets hidden for years are revealed, Alex and Rafe discover if they accept what’s in their hearts and take it one step further, the greatest reward is waiting for them in the end.
I adored One Step Further and adore Felice Stevens. This is my first but will most certainly not be my last Felice Stevens read. She nailed not only giving us a beautiful love story between 2 characters but nailed the passion and steam that I crave in a romance novel. There is nothing better than picking up a book and being totally submerged into the story that the characters become a part of you. The writing style was spot on. The connection and chemistry that Felice created between Rafe and Alex took my breath away. There is something to be said for an author that can make their reader feel the love and passion flowing through their veins when reading one of their novels and Felice delivered that with One Step Further. One Step Further is beautiful, intriguing, sexy, and downright addicting.
Alex was a character that not only made me fall in love with him but also made me want to choke the living day lights out of him as well. His playboy ways and broken heart did a number on my sanity. His belief that love doesn’t exist for him broke my heart. He has so much to give to someone and I wanted him to finally find his one true love. He is snarky and full of humor. He has the ability to fight hard but love harder. He is sexy, steamy and has so much passion to offer to someone. He needed someone to find him and push him to open up and let go of his past. Someone to see through all his crap and see the true Alex deep down and bring him out. Alex is also a stubborn man and it would take someone who never gives up and will continue to push him in order to set him free.
Rafe Hazelton, oh good golly miss molly I love this man. I picture him and the sweet and nerdy sexy man next door complete with a pocket protector and black rimmed glasses but underneath all that is a heart of gold and a sexy hard muscled body to boot. Rafe is quiet and is the type of character is stands out of the limelight and observes what is going on around him. The quiet ones are the ones I feel you have to watch out for because Rafe holds so much passion inside him that when everything comes off he explodes into a sexual beast that will make anyone moan with desire. He has secretly been pining over Alex for years. Just like Alex, Rafe needs someone that will push him to open up and let go of his past and find love. Rafe can be stubborn as well, so someone like Alex Stern is most certainly up for the challenge.
I can’t express how much I loved this story. Rafe and Alex are so different yet alike in so many ways. They compliment each other well. Alex is like the yin to Rafe’s yang and vice versa; so different yet so alike. They each have a past that they need to leave there in order to have a happy and love filled future and for the first time since they have known each other it seems like they can both obtain that. These two men not only made my heart swoon but they each broke it a little too. They cracked me up and made my blood boil. I experienced every emotion while reading One Step Further.
I could continue to gush about my love for these 2 men however I won’t because I don’t want to spoil the experience for the readers who haven’t read this one. If you love M/M Romance than I can’t suggest this one enough. Felice Stevens did an amazing job and deserves all the praise she is getting with One Step Further. I absolutely fell in love with her all because of this story and I can’t wait to see what she gives us next. I encourage you to one click today and explore Rafe and Alex’s journey and find out what happens when you find that one soul that will continue to push you One Step Further.