Stood Up
(The Family Jules #3)

Author

Sean Ashcroft

Genre

Contemporary

Publisher

Self-Published

Release Date

September 23rd, 2017

ISBN/ASIN

B075WDXPZN

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I want to build a home in your heart and live there. It's the only place I've ever wanted to be.

Riley Jules has been in love with Brent Morrison since they were fifteen years old. He always thought the day of Brent’s wedding would be bittersweet, but he couldn’t have predicted that Brent’s fiancée would leave him standing at the altar.

With his best friend hurting, all Riley can think of is how desperately he wants to comfort Brent--but then one thing leads to another, and before he knows it, they’re falling into bed together. It seems like a one-time thing, but…

Maybe Riley’s feelings aren’t so one-sided after all.

Brent’s had a lot go wrong in his life--his parents dying, being left to raise his little sister alone, and now being humiliated in front of all of Hope Springs--but maybe the one good thing he could have is Riley.

That is, if he could just get Riley to stay in one place for more than five minutes.

Can Riley and Brent grab hold of their moment and keep each other close?

Stood Up is the third and last Family Jules book, following Riley’s story. It can be read alone, has a HEA ending, and does not contain a cliffhanger. It does, however, contain: a dominatrix’s beach cabin, an RV full of Christmas lights, the entire Jules family, explicit sex scenes, two tubs of ice cream, and yet another dog.

4

Great

Book Cover

  • Headless torsos and/or exposed abs - how original

Engagement

  • Read all at once (normal)

Likes

  • The idea that Riley and Brent were in love with each other since before they knew what love was, but didn't want to risk their friendship over it
  • The voyeuristic sex scene

Character Depth

  • Hip deep

Mood Upon Completion

  • Happy

Grammar

  • Very few/no typos

Sex Scenes

  • Plasma hot

Dislikes

  • I find it hard to believe that Brent owned a business with Tom all those years and didn't know what kind of person he was
  • If Tom was so desperate, why didn't he steal from the business and run off (not condoning it IRL, just seems like a more logical thing to do)?

Emotional Depth

  • Weakly emotional

Content Warnings

  • Character death (minor, past)
  • Cheating (minor character, past & present)

I really enjoyed this series and was bummed it ended, but there’s only so many brothers to write about and I’m glad the author didn’t try to force another book with a long-lost brother or something.

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