Retro Review: Doubtless by Cat Grant

I am back to my review archive project. I read this back in 2012 when I was reading a lot of romances. I should really try to sneak more in these days. Have you read any of Cat Grant's work?

Doubtless by Cat Grant

Released July 2012

Romance  |  Goodreads   

Source:  Netgalley
Loving your best friend is hard . . . especially when he's marrying someone else.

On the surface, Steve Campbell seems to have it all: a beautiful home, a snazzy car, and a dream job as one of the country’s top 3-D optics researchers. But underneath, he’s restless and dissatisfied, tired of empty encounters with leggy lab assistants and endless evenings alone.

A chance meeting with a handsome escort lifts Steve’s spirits and opens his eyes to his long-repressed attraction to men—and his love for his best friend and business partner, Connor Morrison.

Connor might’ve loved Steve like that once, but now it’s too late for their happily ever after; Connor’s about to ask his boyfriend to marry him. Fortunately, it's never too late to learn about yourself, and maybe Steve can find a happy ending on his own.

My 2 Cents For Free!

Steve’s emotions go haywire when his best friend Connor sets up house with his new lover but he’s not sure why. He’s happy for his friend but envious as well and feeling unsettled. This story is about Steve dealing with some buried/undiscovered desires and it’s really just a small glimpse into a confusing time in his life.

Steve is rich and successful and has always enjoyed short term flings with leggy beauties but lately he is unsatisfied and seems to be longing for Connor . . . who, of course, is no longer available. When he strikes up a conversation with another guy in a bar who turns out to be a male escort, he gives in to the temptation that’s been nagging at him and starts up a friendship with Dylan. But it soon turns into something more.

This is not a romance nor does it offer closure. Steve may be 38 but he’s never taken the time to explore what he truly wants in the relationship department and hasn’t decided if he’s hetero, gay or bi. Instead he’s been burying himself in his work and having one-offs with women and has now discovered that he’s lonely. To be truly honest I enjoyed Dylan much more than the lead character. Dylan was good-natured and likable but Steve was insecure and just made me feel sad that he had lived an empty life for so long. I hope he gets a HEA at some point because it doesn’t happen here.

3 out of 5


  1. i am getting closer to getting my review archive done. every year i say this will be the year, but...i keep finding lost emails and notes. good luck and thanks for sharing
    sherry @ fundinmental

  2. I sometimes like secondary characters more than the main ones. And I'm working on eleven reviews of books that sat on my TBR for many years.


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