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  1. Trio Trio says:

    If you’re in the mood for something easy on the heart Romance Redefined by SJD Peterson is the perfect comfort read Heartfelt longing bittersweet misunderstandings and a good dose of fun come together in this enjoyable low angst story Truly this is the best second chance romance I’ve read in ages After a ten year relationship with Hugh Bayard Ben Winthrop has to face facts that Hugh will never be what he needs and he’s not willing to settle for less Ben gives up his home and his family to move to New York City to pursue his dreams and create a life for himself Of course Hugh keeps popping up and he clearly wants Ben back Ben’s attraction to Hugh is as strong as ever and when they get together the chemistry is sparking hot The romantic scenes between Ben and Hugh are some of the most beautiful I’ve read from SJD Peterson and if you’re a fan you know that’s saying something Ben feels the connection with Hugh so strongly during lovemaking that it’s heartbreaking to feel how Hugh pulls away right after Ben needs in his words the “emotional passion” to carry over into their daily life if they are ever going to have a permanent relationship Likewise Hugh feels Ben has unrealistic expectations and tells him “I’m just a man not Prince Charming” When Ben takes a step back and looks at the past ten years of his relationship with Hugh he says “What did I see? Two people who could never seem to come to agreement on what love meant” Both of them will need to give up a little and adjust their reuirements if they’re going to make a life together There’s a reason this is such a popular theme in romantic literature we all love it and when it’s done well there’s nothing satisfying SJD Peterson has written a perfect story in Romance Redefined and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did


  2. Sheri Sheri says:

    WelpThis did not work for me I was irritated frustrated and boredI didn't care much for Ben or Hugh or JasonA second chance or third MC story that unfortunately missed the mark Maybe it will fare better for you


  3. Tracy~Bayou Book Junkie Tracy~Bayou Book Junkie says:

    3 StarsUgh it’s never a good thing when you have a love triangle and although from the blurb's description you pretty much know who the main character will end up with and you’re rooting for the other guy I really disliked Hugh well maybe disliked is too strong of a word I was indifferent of Hugh and I kinda had no clue what Ben saw in him Hugh just didn’t seem to care all that much about Ben or his feelings whereas Jason seemed to really care about and want Ben I was rooting for Jason who was sweet and caring and funny I thought they had a lot in common and they had an easy back and forth banter and although Jason shared the same problem as Hugh of not really listening to what Benny said or wanted at times I really felt he was the better choicefit for Ben I felt Jason was a much well rounded and developed character compared to Hugh who hung out in the background throughout most of the story Once we finally learn a bit about Hugh and why he is the way he is for me at least it was too little too lateI liked Benny and while I know you can’t choose who you fall in love with seeing him pine for Hugh was just frustrating and heartbreaking and I wanted to shake him at times It’s really disappointing because I really wanted to like this book but while the writing is good the story itself wasn’t great There was hardly no interaction between Ben and Hugh and although the relationship is already an established one as a reader I still needed to see them interact and see the relationship develop Im sorry to say that I really don’t think I can recommend this book Maybe others will enjoy it but it just wasn’t for mecopy provided by authorpublisher in exchange for an honest review


  4. Ky Ky says:

    I was expecting something different when I started reading this book but I'm definitely not disappointed by what I got I though it would be a story of two people finding their way back to each other by spending time together and evolving Making compromises and learning new things about each other Things that somehow escaped them the first time aroundEven though a lot of those did happen in this story it wasn't just a second chance romance It was mainy the story of Benson reexamining his life changing the things that made him unhappy and taking a chance at making his dreams come true It was of a journey in order for him to find who he is and in the process he also found his husband againI liked the story and the characters but I would have liked scenes with Ben and Hugh together trying to fix what was broken I would have liked to see Hugh changing and understanding what Ben was asking of him making an effort to be open and give him with what he needed Maybe the problem was that we only got Ben's point of view here so I didn't feel like I understood Hugh bery muchA lot of times during the story I wasn't sure if they were going to make it or if Ben would end up with his new friend and persistent admirer The uncertainty didn't bother me On the contrary it made me want to keep reading and find outThe secondary characters were good and they all added something to the story Ben's family was full of well intentioned meddlers but in the end all that help him and Hugh a lotI enjoyed this story a lot and I think it's great for those who like relationship angst and second chances 4 stars This review has been cross posted on The Novel Approach Reviews An ARC of this book was kindly provided to me by the publisher via The Novel Approach Reviews in exchange for an honest review


  5. ReadingAllNite ReadingAllNite says:

    This was soooo not a book for me BenBennyBenson relates the entire story in 1st person the first drawback It’s entirely his thoughts and views about everyone and everything with little than dialogue exchanges to grasp any sense of the other characters Benny seemed little than a spoiled 35 year old going on 18 acting out a late teenaged rebellion He leaves his husband and his life to work at a restaurant live in a crappy apartment and try to become an actor He was with Hugh since he was 19 married at 25 and 10 years later he resents character traits that have been there all along but Hugh just won’t change for him Or so he tells us over and over and over There is almost no insight to anyone except Ben and his is uite limited because what the hell was he doing with his life for 10 years of marriage? His mother has almost nothing to do with getting them back together She has her own spoiled petulant self absorbed life What was up with this Jason dude? For a while it sounded like he was going to be an added obsessive stalker plot line We learned about him than anyone else I think But Hugh supposedly the other main character was nearly in the background until near the end of the story Ben has sex with him a couple of times and then runs away while he’s sleeping and any other dialogue between them is sparse Why Hugh keeps chasing after this little puke is beyond me I gave it two stars because I read the whole thing but I think SJD Peterson and I are going to parting ways for a while Loved earlier books but the last few have left me cold


  6. Lila Hunter Lila Hunter says:

    Review to follow at Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words ARC provided by Dreamspinner Press in exchange for an honest review


  7. Lelyana Lelyana says:

    It conflicted me whether I liked this or not because Lordthis is dragging me Especially Ben's rejection and his inability to make decision right until almost the end of the book Ben irritated me a lot but I don't know I cannot hate him either because he needed something he craved from Hugh that Hugh hard to tell His past His guiltBut I can't hate this story it happens in real life you know?Choices has to made and Ben torn between his love to Hugh or open his heart to the new love Jason offered himSpeaking of Jason I think it's only fair that he could have his own story in the near futureIf I'm Ben I'll probably chosen Jason already But love is the strangest thing and mysterious Just like what Gibran said 'if love chosen you follow it'This is a second chance love story and also a love triangle I usually hates love triangle story but somehow I survived this one because Jason is so adorable I have no problem with him He's just a nice guy in the wrong time of his lifeI finished it in one sitting this is one of the rare book that I can stand to read without pauseThere's no extreme twist just Ben and Hugh trying to redefined their love to each other is it worth it or not to stay together for good this timeAll they need is classic talk And talked they were ARC provided by Dreamspinner Press for an honest and fair review


  8. NP NP says:

    In a genre as heavily saturated as romance Peterson does an excellent job of doing something different The title I imagine is a nod to this This isn’t a meet cute romance develops angst and misunderstandings type book it’s real life I don’t particularly like HFN or even HEA endings as as we all know meeting someone and realising you want to be together is comparatively the easy part Making the relationship work is the real battle so I very much liked this book for dealing with real issues salvaging a failing relationshipSingle POV this book is from Ben’s perspective A sheltered rich kid who fled an unfulfilling marriage to find himself He’s still in love with Hugh and lord knows it would all be so much easier if he wasn’t but he’s not able to stay in a relationship that’s little than scraps Ben’s determined to make something of his life on his own and stop being an extension of Hugh or his family nameI liked that Peterson didn’t cop out Too often authors to preserve likeability use conflict arising from misunderstandings as a trope In this there’s no misunderstanding Hugh is sort of unlikeable At least to begin with He’s withholding closed off controlling and at times dismissive Ben is a neglected husband and no amount of talking to Hugh got him to appreciate how wretched Ben was feeling so he had no choice but to leave Hugh only sat up and took notice when Ben was gone And even then not immediately Evidently he tried dating women for a bit to see if he could find the trophy wife Ben failed to be although as it’s single POV it’s not entirely clear whether Hugh is saying that to bait Ben into revealing he still caresThe book starts when Hugh realises Ben is the love of his life and if he’s going to get him back he’s got to start listening get past his hangups and woo him For me that made for a satisfying book I like the “make him work for it” second chance books I really dislike second chance when the couple immediately fall back into a relationship They always read like the aggrieved party forgave too easily Ben loves Hugh which complicates matters but he remains resolved to not go back to something that’s a pale reflection of what he wants and needsBen’s frustration with himself was really well expressed Again this book reflects real life and as Seinfeld said the first breakup never takes Which is true If a relationship ends because of issues but you still have feelings it does make a clean break hard Ben’s vascillating is a reflection of thatThe only issue I had was changing age Ben refers to himself as 35 and Hugh says he’s 40 a five year age gap Later a childhood incident puts Ben at 9 and Hugh at 17 an 8 year age gap Meh small potatoes in an otherwise compelling readIf you’re looking for a gooey romance with knights on white steeds and flawless MCs this isn’t the book for you If you want something a little bit different go for it There is a satisfying ending as Hugh redeems himself and there is an explanation for why he is the way he is


  9. Amber Amber says:

    3 HeartsWell this was interesting I think I was expecting something a little different when I had initially read the blurb Romance Redefined is one of those stories where at the end I’m not sure if I liked it or not That’s good and badI know I didn’t hate it and I know I didn’t love it I’m a fan of this author and I know she can write stellar stories this one just left me with uestions than anything elseBen and Hugh have known each other their whole lives What started as neighborly friendship uickly turned into a passionate love that burned brighter than both men were ready for A string of misunderstandings miscommunication and a workaholic attitude leaves Ben uestioning everything but mostly he knows he needs to leave Hugh and start living his own lifeDivorced Ben seeks out a new life one where he can focus on his acting and finding love again Hugh however believes Ben should give him another chance so with help from Ben’s mother Hugh sets out to win Ben backMy biggest struggles with this story were the characters Ben came off as abrasive and irrationally angry towards Hugh Hugh was a closed off punching bag and his relationship with Ben left me feeling blah The only time these two are on the same page is when they’re in bed and I have to admit they are pretty hot togetherOverall I think I liked the idea of this story a lot than I liked the story itself The writing was great like I said this author can write but this particular story didn’t really do it for me This book was provided free in exchange for a fair and honest review for Love Bytes Go there to check out other reviews author interviews and all those awesome giveaways Click below


  10. Lisa The Novel Approach Lisa The Novel Approach says:

    I was expecting something different when I started reading this book but I’m definitely not disappointed by what I got I thought it would be a story of two people finding their way back to each other by spending time together and evolving making compromises and learning new things about each other Things that somehow escaped them the first time aroundEven though a lot of those things did happen in this story it wasn’t just a second chance romance It was mainly the story of Benson reexamining his life changing the things that made him unhappy and taking a chance at making his dreams come true It was of a journey in order for him to find who he is and in the process he also found his husband againI liked the story and the characters but I would have liked scenes with Ben and Hugh together trying to fix what was broken I would have liked to see Hugh changing and understanding what Ben was asking of him making an effort to be open and give him what he needed Maybe the problem was that we only got Ben’s point of view here so I didn’t feel like I understood Hugh very muchA lot of times during the story I wasn’t sure if they were going to make it or if Ben would end up with his new friend and persistent admirer The uncertainty didn’t bother me On the contrary it made me want to keep reading and find outThe secondary characters were good and they all added something to the story Ben’s family was full of well intentioned meddlers but in the end all that help him and Hugh a lotI enjoyed this story a lot and I think it’s great for those who like relationship angst and second chancesReviewed by Ky for The Novel Approach


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Romance Redefined ❮BOOKS❯ ✵ Romance Redefined ✫ Author S.J.D. Peterson – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk Opposites attract but are some differences too drastic for a romance to surviveOn the surface Benson Howard Winthrop III and Hugh Bayard have a lot in common they’re young handsome and blessed to be Opposites attract but are some differences too drastic for a romance to surviveOn the surface Benson Howard Winthrop III and Hugh Bayard have a lot in common they’re young handsome and blessed to be one of the wealthiest couples in the country Surely they have everything anyone could want But Ben is no longer satisfied with their long running relationship Hugh’s need to control every situation is suffocating him and Ben needs to know if he can make it on his own merits by following his passionBut Ben’s mother isn’t about to let her son live in a rundown apartment as a struggling actor She’s determined to get him back to his rightful place at the top of the social ladder—and back with HughRekindling their romance will reuire than doing what’s expected Ben and Hugh need to understand and embrace each other’s differences They’ll have to support each other even when one makes a decision the other doesn’t agree with For their passionate love to grow they will need to redefine the meaning of romance only then can they find true happiness.

  • ebook
  • 200 pages
  • Romance Redefined
  • S.J.D. Peterson
  • English
  • 10 June 2014

About the Author: S.J.D. Peterson

It's been an amazing journey since DSP first contracted Lorcan's Desire in January I've published free reads with the MM Romance group my back list is growing met some great people and have made some amazing friendsI'm still in shock that I'm listed among the many talented authors at Dreamspinner Press The little voice in the back of my head is screaming You are so out of your leagu.