Matched Intensity by Michelle Frost
Series: Open Wounds #3
Published: December 6, 2018 by Michelle Frost
Genre: LGBTQ+ Contemporary Romance
Rory Wilson has been called a lot of names in his day—hot head, ginger, fire-kissed, homo—but the only one that ever mattered to him was the day Magnus Rourke looked at him and said, mine. Growing up hopping back and forth across the pond with his American dad and Scottish mum, taught him the value of roots and the strength of the kind of love that distance can’t touch. He thought he and Magnus were a forever deal until the call of family and a promise made had him setting Magnus free and hoping that the intensity of their love wouldn’t be diminished by time.
Magnus Rourke. Son. Brother. Lover. Friend. Porn star. Soulmate…or at least he’d thought so. Growing up together, even when an ocean separated them, he knew that he and Rory Wilson were the real deal. Like the love of his family, he never questioned it until, unexpectedly, Rory ended things before moving back to Scotland to care for his dying grandfather. Back home now, Rory is a temptation Magnus isn’t sure he should give into, but like any moth to a flame, he finds himself back in Rory’s orbit. When ghosts from the past reach out to haunt them, Magnus is determined that nothing will keep him from missing his perfect match again.
Matched Intensity is the third book in the Open Wounds Series and follows the story of the third Rourke brother, Magnus and his second chance at romance with his long time love, Rory. It can be read as a stand-alone, but would be best enjoyed following the previous two books in the series as there are lots of familiar faces around along with steamy love scenes, plenty of laughs, and a definite HEA.
I really enjoyed Matched Intensity and both Rory and Magnus were such sweethearts. They’ve known each other practically their whole lives but it all fell apart when Rory moved away. A lot has changed in the years they’ve been apart but their love for each other is still there, which is why it’s so painful for them to be around each other. Events from the previous book leads Magnus to realize that he doesn’t want to keep Rory at a distance and I loved watching these two open up with each other and earn their second chance. Like Michelle Frost’s other books, the angst is pretty low in this one and Rory and Magnus resolve things quickly.
I liked both Rory and Magnus as heroes and like most of the other characters in the book, they’re both pretty open with their feelings; after all they never stopped loving the other. Overall, what I love most about this series is that it really captures my heart and makes me want to keep reading so I can see more of the Rourke brothers and all their found family.
**Reader Safety: Hero was raped by an ex (referenced, off page)
4 stars – it was enjoyable
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