Monday, April 17, 2017

Release Day Review ~ Relationship Status by K.A. Mitchell


Falling in love is easy. Staying there is the trick in this third book in bestselling author K.A. Mitchell's male/male Ethan & Wyatt trilogy. 

Life doesn't come with a syllabus.

Ethan knows firsthand that long distance is hard on love. If Wyatt is spending his summer at an internship in Pittsburgh, that's where Ethan will be. Even if it means inventing his own career goal just to find a reason to stay with his boyfriend. He didn't expect they'd be living in a hot, crappy apartment, with work schedules that keep them apart more than together. 

Wyatt's past has taught him to keep his head down and focus on living through the day. Loving Ethan has him looking to the future for the first time; he's just not in as big of a rush to get there. It's hard to trust in happiness when life has been busy kicking you in the nuts. 

Together they're getting the hang of real life, when a new responsibility for Wyatt throws everything off balance. Ethan's doing everything he can to prove he's in this forever, while Wyatt is torn between a future with Ethan and a debt to the past. Too bad they didn't cover this in college.

5 Stars

So they don't have to spend their summer vacation apart, Ethan manages to snag an internship, so he can follow Wyatt to Pittsburgh. The summer heat makes everything miserable and insecurity and doubts begin to seep in. Can Ethan and Wyatt's relationship survive the summer? 

With each of these installments, I've fallen a little more in love with Ethan and Wyatt and I'm so happy they are finally getting a happy ending. The road to said happy ending is a bumpy one, but so worth it. Ms. Mitchell manages to recapture the chemistry between Ethan and Wyatt from the previous books. I loved watching them grow and mature, both individually and as a couple. I loved getting to revisit Uncle Owen and Christine. They are such a strong support system for Wyatt, but also a voice of reason when the doubts begin to plague both Ethan and Wyatt. 

The story is well-written, it's paced well and filled with angst, romance, sweetness, laughter, love and of course some steamy sex. The love Ethan and Wyatt share comes off the pages at you. Saying goodbye to these young men is so bittersweet. I have loved this series and can't recommend it enough!! 

*Copy provided to me via NetGalley for my reading pleasure, a review wasn’t a requirement.* 

4.5 Stars!!!

Ethan is not ready to spend the summer apart from Wyatt, so he manages to score an internship in Pittsburgh so they can be together. Things aren't as easy as he thought they might be because even when living together in the same apartment, their conflicting schedules keep them apart more than either of them would've liked. And when disaster strikes, their relationship will be put to the test.  

I love Ethan and Wyatt so much! It hasn't been an easy journey, but even with as difficult as it's been, they're pretty solid. With as well as they fit, it's easy to forget that they've just been together 10 months in this story and that they are still so young. As always, Ethan is going full-steam ahead, while Wyatt trails a good few paces behind, more cautious and unsure of what the future may bring. I loved seeing Wyatt a little more confident there at the end, him being the one reassuring Ethan this time around. I loved Wyatt's uncle and Christine and Ethan's dad and it was nice to see Ethan's mom making more of an effort in this book. 

As always, Ms. Mitchell did a fantastic job bringing Ethan and Wyatt to life and capturing that chemistry that has enthralled me from the first book. It was a nice blend of sweet, romantic, hot, kind of kinky and angsty rolled up in a delightful read and the perfect conclusion to the series, which I'm sad to see ending. 

Highly recommendable!

*** Copy provided to the reviewer via NetGalley for my reading pleasure, a review wasn’t a requirement.***

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