Because I Need You by Avery Duncan. This is widower Ellis Baxter and CEO Aiden Munroe’s story.
Aiden at first comes off as pretty much as a jerk and a person that doesn’t care about anybody. As you get to know Aiden you discover a totally different side of him and the reasons he goes into his jerk personality. Ellis works temp jobs and ends up working for Aiden. Will Ellis stay at this job or will he throw in the towel as the other assistants have done? Ellis discovers that there is another side to Aiden and the attraction and chemistry between them is getting harder to ignore. Will Aiden be able to not withdraw and act like a jerk and have a relationship with Ellis? Will Ellis be able to move forward with a relationship without feeling that he is cheating on his deceased husband?
I really liked Aiden and Ellis’s characters. Sylvie, Ellis’s mother in-law, was a great addition to the story too. Ellis and Aiden’s story was really enjoyable, entertaining, sweet, and with intense chemistry.
FYI, contains mature content. This is a M/M gay romance. I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.