Comfort Zone by Alexa Milne

alexa-milne-comfort-zone-cover-sTitle: Comfort Zone

Author: Alexa Milne

Genre: Contemporary

Length: Novel (220 Pages)

Publisher:  Pride Publishing (February 2, 2016)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥ 3 Hearts

Blurb: What would make you reach outside your comfort zone?

Aron Roberts helped his previous love discover a new one, so now he’s on his own, living only for his work and the times he manages to escape into the sky. He meets Joe Welsh again—a man he met at the roadside a year ago, a man who became an out-of-reach figure in his fantasies. Aron discovers Joe’s life has undergone major changes since their last meeting. The spark of attraction ignites into flames only to be put out by uncomfortable truths.

Can Aron overcome his fears and step out of his comfort zone to find love? Can Joe help Aron to deal with his past and trust him enough to allow Aron into his life?

With the help of family and friends, and a very determined one-year-old girl, Aron and Joe have a journey to make and obstacles to overcome, if they are ever going to get their happy ever after.

ISBN: 978-1-78430-961-9

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Reviewer: Lisa

Review:  This book is linked to Sporting Chance but can be read as a standalone novel.

I can’t tell if I loved this story or hated it.  There seemed to be something missing that was important and the emotional rollarcoaster that it sends you on just didn’t really work for me like it should have.  Also it seemed to hint at certain things but did not follow through like it should have. I have read a couple of books by this author and it always hits me with her amazing ability at giving you a story.  

I could not really connect with either one of these guys but the kid rocked.  Now I am always one for when our guys have kids but those are different types of stories if you get my meaning.  So when a love story starts off with one of them having a kid from a previous marriage, especially one where they are bi-sexual doesn’t really work for me.  I am not a fan of bi-sexual characters but this one works it pretty good.  I just wondered if the wife had not died would he have been with the other man.  

Aron is an odd ball character who helped his lover find his true one.  He has always dreamed about the one man he had met some time ago.  Then he comes across Joe once more and things are definitely different.  His parents are those that one would never want I can tell you that.  He has not had the best role models, so when faced with a child things could be a bit sketchy.  He had never dreamed about family or even children, well things might just change.

Joe has an amazing family and a beautiful daughter.  His wife died giving birth, and now he was raising their child.  HIs parents were wonderful and helped quite a bit, but what he needed was an adult to love.  Aron is that man for him.  Now their first sexual encounter was completely off.  It was not something I would have read or enjoyed reading about.  The attraction is there, there’s heat between them but the author just did not rock me with the encounter.  It felt rushed and just odd.  

It is a very slow paced story which also didn’t do it any favors in my eye.  The story had great potential though.  It has some amazing characters backing them up which was a plus.  It is a story with pain, angst, tension, and some what hot.  However it did not really do anything for me I am afraid.  I just could not connect with this story, but then again it was just my feelings.  I am afraid that this story was just not for me.