Beau – book review

by Nicole Edwards
Release Date:  October 23, 2018
Publisher: Nicole Edwards Limited
Book #5 of the Walkers of Coyote Ridge series
(A spin-off of the Alluring Indulgence series)
Number of Pages:  397
Kindle Edition
Source:  Amazon Pre-Order
Contemporary Romance M/M
Rating:  XXX
Read 10/23/18 to 10/24/18

Happily married for four and a half years, Beau and Ethan Walker are ready for the next phase in their lives. They want what so many people dream of: A baby. 

Expanding their family with a tiny bundle of joy isn’t as easy for them as it is for the rest of the Walker clan. However, they have options and they’re willing to do what it takes because they’ve learned that the things worth fighting for aren’t always easy, but they are definitely worth it. 

Despite their deep desire and their endless efforts to start a family, there are outside forces working against them. Some they can see, others they can’t. Every step forward seems to take them two steps back. 

Only during their darkest moments do Beau and Ethan realize their true strength comes from the most important things they have: love, family, and each other. 

As is the case with most fans of Nicole Edwards and her Alluring Indulgence series, I’ve been waiting a really long time for this story.  Beau and Ethan are easily one of my top couples in this author’s library…and she has a lot of amazing couples and trios!

The trajectory of this story is so perfect. Most parents go through ups and downs during their quest for a child.  There are often hopes dashed and major insecurities.  Of course, that would be even more of an issue for a gay couple.  Or any other so-called non-conventional couple for the matter.  Ms. Edwards really takes the reader through these ups and downs in such a loving and respectful way.  Especially the way she deals with Ethan’s history of depression.  Only someone who truly knows those feelings could have done such an amazing job with those emotions.

Getting a peek into the lives of the rest of the Walker siblings is an added bonus to this story after not seeing them a lot lately.  What a great bunch they all are; spouses, relatives, and children included.  Also, seeing Beau interact with all those kids is the sweetest thing, it’s no wonder Ethan wanted to make his husband’s dreams come true.

I’m going to stress that you really should read Ethan before reading this story.  I think you would still enjoy Beau, but there are so many deeper emotions you may miss by skipping Ethan.  You’ll also miss out on the trajectory of Beau’s relationship with his parents and the acceptance Beau gets from Ethan’s family.

This glorious story is all I was hoping for and more.

5 stars

About Cheri

I'm the mom of two boys and wife to my high school sweetheart. Our oldest, Josh, is living at home while working and paying off student loans. Our youngest, Griffin recently left his active duty Army job and is now National Guard here at home. He moved back to Michigan with his wife Kirsten and our beautiful granddaughter Hazel. I work part time and try to fit as much reading into my life as possible.
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