First Time, Forever by KC Burn
* I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*
Derrick and Trevor used to have an incredibly passionate relationship, full of spontaneity and sizzle. Now that their son is off to college, they want to put their days of routine, vanilla sex behind them and bring back some of that spark.
Realizing that they’re empty-nesters, Trevor begins to notice their age difference. He suddenly feels old and unsure of himself, and isn’t confident Derrick still desires him. When Trevor decides to keep his health issues and gray hairs down there to himself, Derrick is hurt by his partner’s secretive behavior and thinks Trevor must be having an affair.
Nothing could be further from the truth, but Trevor doesn’t know how to communicate his fears to his partner. He desperately wants to reconnect with Derrick and rev up their sex life, but will it be enough to reclaim their marital bliss?
Derrick and Trevor have fallen into a routine since Luke moved in with them. Now that Luke is off to college, Derrick hopes to rekindle some of the spark that he had Trevor had in the beginning of their relationship. Things aren’t going according to plan and Derrick starts to wonder if Trevor is still in love with him.
Derrick has been working long hours trying to finish up his latest install because he is ready for some time with his husband but Trevor seems to be avoiding him. He is worried that Trevor doesn’t find him attractive and doesn’t want to be with him anymore. He is at his wits end when comes up with a list ditch plan involving an antique red couch to spark their love life. He hopes that his surprise is enough to spark Trevor’s interest.
Trevor is almost forty and is starting to feel his age. His doctor has advised him that he needs to make some lifestyle changes and he is afraid to tell Derrick. He even found some grey hairs that a good waxing would take care of, he just didn’t anticipate the rash the hot wax would cause. He and Derrick seem to be growing further and further apart and he doesn’t know what to do about it. He just wants his husband back.
Trevor did everything he could to keep his new diet from Derrick because he was afraid Derrick would think he was getting old. In some ways, it seemed like he was ashamed because he couldn’t be youthful and carefree anymore. He even increased his workout time so he could stay fit. I loved the scene when he got his first Brazilian wax, it was too funny but you could still sympathize with him. How many people would’ve done the same thing?
Derrick had some of the same problems. Their sex life consisted of vanilla sex on Saturday nights while Luke lived under their roof. He hoped that now that Luke was in college, he and Trevor could resume a more active sex life. His late hours working on his current project weren’t helping matters either, often times Trevor was already asleep when he got home from work. After a visit to Trevor’s antique store, he spots an antique red sofa that reminds him of their early years together. The scene with the red couch was so hot the pages were scorching my fingers.
These two are a typical married couple experiencing empty nester syndrome. They are both getting older and now that they are alone in the home, they are starting to doubt their appeal to each other. They are still in love with each other but are having problems with their communication. Both are still in love with each other they just don’t know what to do to get the spark back.
I loved this story. It didn’t matter to me that the main couple consisted of two males; they were just a typical married couple. They have been together a long time and have grown complacent and comfortable with each other, which is typical. Many married couples go through the same exact things that Trevor and Derrick are experiencing. As we age, we all seem to question our desirability to our partners and wonder if we are still loved.
Overall I really enjoyed this story and give First Time, Forever 4 Flaming Hearts.
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