From friends to lovers. Can they get it Right? A review for Getting it Right by A.M. Arthur


A.M. Arthur is back with a new series. One that has all the hallmarks of this author and more: angst, drama, confusion, some romance, conflict and a gay for you theme. All mixed together and what do you get? That is right: Getting it Right.

The story focusses on Detective Nathan and Psychiatrist James. Nathan is very straight, or so he thinks and James is his best friend and kind of a party animal. But then the game changes and lines get blurred. That’s not all there is to this story. There is James’ past that comes back to haunt him and Nathan gets hurt on the job. His life is turned upside down. The question is, can Nathan and James work towards their happy ending and get it right?

This is not a book that is focussed on the romance between the main characters. Readers going in to this hoping for flowers and hearts will be deceived. There is romance, but it’s not the focus of the story. The focus is more the road towards to romance. How they overcome the obstacles that stand in the way of their relationship, but also their personal happiness. I kind of liked that once I figured out what was going on.

The writing of Getting it Right is good and solid. It fits the persons Nathan and James are and the story they have to tell. It’s flowing without being flowery.

What I was less happy about was the jumpy feel the story sometimes had and the way conflicts or new plot angles were introduced. Mainly because there are quite a few characters in the secondary cast. This is something I liked and it was a definite set-up for the next few books in the series. However, the introduction could have been less jumpy.

Why you should read it: James and Nathan have quit the story to tell and it’s a bit rocky here and there, but they have faith, do you?

Getting it Right Book Cover Getting it Right
Restoration #1
A.M. Arthur
Contemporary Romance
Carina Press
March 16, 2015

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Detective Nathan Wolf might just be a junior detective, but he tackles every case with the passion that he lacks in his personal life. A series of failed relationships with women has left him still single at thirty-four—because he's too scared to admit to his longtime crush on his best friend James.

Dr. James Taggert likes to keep his profession as a psychiatrist separate from his party-animal persona. Known around the gay clubs as Tag, he's the guy who screws them, leaves them, and never looks back. But James's drinking is getting heavier, and when bad memories from the past resurface, he's close to becoming the worst version of himself.

After a drunken blackout ends in a hot and heavy make-out session with his very straight best friend, James has no memory of the steamy affair. But Nathan isn't sorry for the kisses that James can't remember. Nathan finally musters the courage to tell James how he really feels, but a life-altering event might force them apart before they can ever be together.

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