Camden Seaver had it easy – a loving family, plenty of money, and the freedom to follow his dreams while his older brother, Sebastian, took charge of the family business. But when a tragic plane crash killed his parents, all the responsibilities he never wanted landed firmly on his shoulders. Now saddled with his crazy, grief-stricken brother and his dad’s multimillion dollar company, Cam doesn’t trust in dreams anymore. He’s forgotten what “easy” feels like.
FBI Agent Kendrick “Cort” Cortland learned the hard way that he couldn’t depend on anyone but himself. Before joining the FBI, the one constant in his life was his foster brother, Damon – and then Damon disappeared. Now, Cort is determined to find his brother and to bring down the man responsible for ruining Damon’s life, Sebastian Seaver. He’s got nothing left to lose.
When Cort’s investigation leads him to Seaver Tech…and Camden Seaver…what started as a quest for revenge and a one-night deception quickly turns into far more than either man bargained for. But how can either man trust in something that seems so easy? As long-held secrets are revealed, the attraction between Cam and Cort becomes combustible – an undeniable love that will either make or destroy them. Will Cam and Cort let their conflicting loyalties drive them apart? Or will they decide that sometimes love is the easy way?
Point of view:
3rd person. Alternating perspectives by chapter.
This is my first book by May Archer and I’m definitely sucked into The Way Home series now. The Easy Way kicks off the series by bringing together two opposite men as they try to solve they mystery of a plane crash nearly a year earlier. This will best be enjoyed understanding that the mystery/suspense aspect is secondary to the romantic and sexual relationship developing between Cam & Cort. I would consider this fairly low angst though there is quite a bit of deception on Cort’s part. While our MCs get their HEA, the story arc surrounding the crash and other mysteries will be spread over several books. This book doesn’t really stand on it’s own in that respect.
I do wish the author had chosen some more unique names for the characters as both the MCs and a secondary character had names beginning with “C” and three of the secondary ones had names starting with “D”. It made for some mental gymnastics at times to sort out who was who especially when all three were in/discussed in a scene at once.
Overall, I enjoyed it and am looking forward to The Long Way making it to audio.
Michael Dean did an excellent job here. Even with an large, and almost entirely male, cast he gave each character a unique sound that fit well with their descriptions in the story.
I received a free copy of this audiobook from Gay Romance Reviews and am voluntarily leaving an honest review.
My Favorite Quotes
Risking meant offering something when there was no guarantee. – The Easy Way @ArcherMaisy narrated by Michael Dean @_GayRomReviews #MM #Romance #AudiobookTweet
Hard and easy don’t matter when there’s no Plan B. – The Easy Way @ArcherMaisy narrated by Michael Dean @_GayRomReviews #MM #Romance #AudiobookTweet