Meant for Each Other is the first book I’ve read by D.H. Starr. As a huge fan of homoerotic romances, I’m always excited to read books that are written by new authors to me. I’m very pleased to say that I loved this book and I’m definitely going to be looking for more books written by this author in the future. I adored the easy writing style and the smooth, fluid way the story progressed. I was immediately drawn into the lives of the main characters and was unable to pull myself from the book once I started. I loved, loved, loved the relationship that the main characters had with one another. Getting to witness their relationship evolve from best friends to lovers was amazing and I thought that Mr. Starr did a phenomenal job with this transition. At no time did I feel like their relationship was rushed, but instead the story was so well paced, and told so well, I couldn’t help but get a little emotional myself (In a good way) throughout the book.
The moment that Craig and Jeremy met in daycare, was the moment they became inseparable. They were best friends, brothers of the heart and spent every waking moment in each other’s presence. When the boys are fifteen, Jeremy must move with his family across the country. Even though this devastates both Craig and Jeremy, they are determined to spend the last day together as a happy one. They even share a sweet, passionate kiss and vow to keep in constant contact with one another. As time goes by, both boys pull away from each other. By the time they are thirty, it’s been years since they’ve last spoken on the phone with one another. But, both men still think of each other often and feel like something is missing in their lives.
Even though Craig and Jeremy haven’t been around each other in years, their lives still run parallel together. Both men are in committed relationships that are falling apart, both have achieved the professional success they wanted and both live in New York. When they are reunited under amazing circumstances, it’s like they were never separated. The devoted friendship and emotional connection they feel for each other is still as strong as it was when they were separated so many years ago. But, neither man is free, and things are complicated between them. Do they have what it takes to fight to be with one another after all these years? Are they truly meant for each other after all?
It’s no secret I love reunion stories and D.H. Starr proves that he is a master at getting me emotionally connected with Craig and Jeremy’s story. I was unsure how much sympathy I would have for these heroes. I’m not a fan of breaking up committed relationships to pursue another, but I thought everything in this book was plotted out perfectly and very well written. I’m going to keep my fingers crossed and hope that one of the secondary characters, Andrew, get his own story and happy ending. It would be great to revisit these characters again. I loved them and I know they’ll live in my heart for years to come. Meant for Each Other has earned a permanent place on my keeper shelf, and I know I’ll be reading it again and again in many years to come.
Sometimes your first love is the one that was meant to be.
Craig Harper and Jeremy Finn were best friends growing up. They attended the same school, spent all of their time together, and hung out with the same group of people. It wasn’t until the day before Jeremy and his family moved across the country that they discovered their attraction to one another.
Fifteen years later, they reunite by chance in New York City. Both are in relationships and have established a routine in their lives. But routines and relationships are shaken as they begin to spend time together once again. Old feelings and connections are still strong and the passion that pulls them together is a powerful, soul-searing call neither man can deny.
As each deals with the issues in their own relationships, they begin to question whether the comfort of what they know is more powerful than the pull of what they could have been…and what they might become. Struggling to find the answer, only their hearts can reveal if they are meant for each other.