Review: Special Needs 2 by K.A. Merikan

--- Caretaking. Like a boss. ---

So, Ryan isn’t disabled. Okay, he is, but he’s only got a foot missing, that’s hardly a reason to pretend he’s paraplegic and ride around in a wheelchair! Now Liam has to deal with being lied to since the moment they met, and he is not a happy camper. He doesn’t understand why sweet, innocent Ryan would do such a thing. What if there are other things his boyfriend lied about? Or ex-boyfriend for that matter.

Ryan is in a state of complete panic at the sole thought of losing Liam, his first proper boyfriend ever. But the show must go on and after the fire in his hotel, Ryan can’t only focus on his love life. He’s a serious businessman after all. Marketing, networking and promoting will be his new love life. Who needs a boyfriend anyway, when in the end, every guy is either a devotee, or freaks out about his transability? Yet... maybe if Liam stayed around the hotel, they could at least make up and become friends.

There is one more option to consider - walking. If Ryan started walking, would Liam want to be with him again? But how far can he bend to Liam’s wishes before he breaks?

One thing that I feel K.A. Merikan always has down pact is sex scenes.They never disappoint, they’re never dry, and they definitely take you on one hell of a ride. 3.5 Stars


SN2 was great. It tied up a lot of loose ends from SN1 and left me feeling full of gourmet burgers and completely satisfied.

To see my review on GR for SN1, please go here.
For the first bit, I thought Liam was being a baby. Then as the story progressed, I thought Ryan was being a bit of a bitch. I think that’s part of his character though. Liam was pissed about finding out that Ryan could actually kind of walk and they he didn’t tell Liam. I think lying about that and lying about not being gay, your sexuality, is probably just as bad. Maybe not entirely, but if Ryan can forgive Liam so easily, maybe Liam shouldn’t be such a prima donna.
Eventually they did kiss and make up and life was happy, but not before Ryan got to throw a few shitfits first. I kind of like this about him. I think he’s such a little diva. Like, I remember actually like that when I was 16 and young and pissed off and I had tons of piercings and pink hair and I’d throw temper tantrums and whine all the time, just like Ryan. Sometimes I just think, “Smarten the fuck up, Ryan! Stop bitching!” because man, sometimes he’d be so snarky for petty reasons, and I’d mostly just laugh because it became this hilarious game of what PMSy move Ryan would make next. I understand this probably isn’t hilarious to everyone, but to me, it was. I’ve accepted now that it’s part of his character. Maybe he’s immature, but that’s okay because it’s just who he is and Liam loves him for it.

 (Can we please pause for a moment to laugh at the fucking funniest gif on the internet? I’m so happy I found it. It’s perfect right here in this review.)

Rufio was my favorite. He was funny and sweet and vanilla and I loved him. He’s like the cute little puppy that barks at you till you pet it. The supporting characters, as in the previous book, definitely enjoyable. More from Cole this time which I liked. I always thought his arguments with Liam were funny. Again, maybe not supposed to be funny but I laughed, so sue me.

Roger thing was pretty obvious, but I liked that. I’m pretty sure it was on purpose. Nah, I’m sure since I read the afterthought thingy part of the book. I liked that everyone seen it coming. This wasn’t a mystery novel. Fucking Roger.

There was a lot of talking in this book. Chatty Cathy’s, we have here. The dialogue was good and enjoyable, but there was definitely a lot of it.

The overall creativity of this book was fantastic, like the first one. They try to tackle so much in one book, which is why I suppose it’s a bit of a longish read. The issues they covered were interesting and had me Googling shit that I didn’t know existed, and I appreciate that. Appreciate sexy books that make me smarter. I’m not going to touch too much on the issues in this book because if you’ve read the first SN, you can maybe guess on a few of them, but I guess I’ll leave it up to you, the reader, to figure them out. Let’s just say they are probably not something you hear about every day, which is definitely refreshing.

Again, must stress, very hot sex.

ARc provided by the author in exchange for an honest review. 

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