Rekindling Their Fire by Megan Slayer

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Men Wanted, 3

What if what might have been is what should’ve been all along?

Shane Sutton can’t stop thinking about the best friend he had in high school. He’s never found anyone who understands him in the same way. He writes to Men Wanted because he’s ready to move forward with his life and find love. But what if Nik is the man he’s destined to love?

Nik Carson wrote to Men Wanted to find his perfect match. He’s tired of the dating scene and dead ends. When his match comes back as Shane, he’s forced to confront the fact he never stopped loving his first crush. Time and distance have come between them, but what if none of that matters?

Can this second chance at romance be the love they both need? Or will the time apart be too much to handle?

Be Warned: m/m sex



He strode into the café and up to the hostess stand. “Hi, I’m here to meet my date. There should be a table reserved.”

“Yes.” The hostess smiled. “This way. We’ve prepped the table and I think you’ll enjoy it.” She navigated through the café to the tables by the row of windows. “Here you go.”

He nodded to her and slipped a couple of dollars into her hand. “Thank you.”

“Welcome. I’ll bring your guest when he or she arrives.” She dipped her head, then left the table.

He settled on one of the chairs and willed himself to settle down. He didn’t know who he’d been matched with or how to put the damn flower in his lapel. The whole situation could be good or a disaster.

He opened his napkin and stretched it across his lap, then worked on tucking the flower stem into his buttonhole. He didn’t have any pins and the flower flopped forward. Shit.

The waitress arrived at the table. “Hi. May I get your drink order?”

“Yes.” He left the flower to flop forward in his buttonhole. “I’d like a tea.”

“Hot or iced?”

Did people put sugar in hot tea? “Iced, please?” He spied the sugar packets. “Thank you.”

“Sure thing.” She left him again and he sighed.

He’d arrived and ordered. Now he just needed his date to show up. He drank in the view from his table. He’d never really looked at the interior of the café. So much richly carved wood and elegant tablescapes. Everything matched. Candles stood in the middle of each table and turn-of-the-century paintings decorated the maroon walls. It wasn’t how he’d decorate a room, but if it suited the time period the café wanted to encapsulate, then fine.

“Sir, your table is right this way.” The hostess arrived and demanded his attention.

Shane’s heart fluttered as he met the gaze of his date. “Nik?” His dream man, the guy he’d lusted for since high school stood beside the table with the hostess. Shane couldn’t move, but he grinned. “Nik?”

Nik smiled. “Hi.”


Product Reviews

Score: 4 out of 5 (based on 16 ratings)
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Second Chance Love
Written by Love2read1961 on 28th Aug 2022

I really enjoyed this book and am going back to read book one and two. Book four has already been read and reviewed. Everyone has that one guy that got away, either because we changed or situations happen and you both choose to move on. But what if you had an opportunity to reconnect, even if it is through a dating app? One that says the other is your person? We would all take that chance! The writing is top notch as always!

I liked it!
Written by Carrie Krogh on 28th Aug 2022

I liked Rekindling Their Fire by Megan Slayer. It's the third book in the Men Wanted series. I liked Shane and Nik's story. I liked their chemistry and the second chance feel to the story. I liked that they were friends in high school, and they have that friendship to fall back on when Men Wanted matches them.

great second chance
Written by JanetLHunt on 28th Aug 2022

Shane and Nik were friends in high school, but their timing wasn't right for them. Now they're both wanting more and are ready for love. They use a matchmaking service and are chosen for each other. Loved, loved, loved Shane and Nik!! This was a fantastic second chance romance. Overall, fantastic! It was well written and the pacing flowed and hooked me!

Men Wanted
Written by Cynthia Brooks on 28th Aug 2022

Shane and Nik were best friends when they were young and both wanted more but were afraid they would lose their friendship. Now their older and regret that they didn't say anything but both think it's to late. They both join Men Wanted a dating app and things start changing and maybe they'll find their happily ever after. I really enjoyed this book.

Another Great Story
Written by DLB2572 on 28th Aug 2022

This was another great book in this series. I love the second chance the MCs got to reconnect. This story kept my interest the whole way through.

Sometimes, you can go home again and not be shocked by what you find.
Written by C. B. on 28th Aug 2022

Shane and Nik, both reached the point in their lives where they wanted to find their "one". They each had regrets about the one that got away from high school, but were hopeful Men Wanted could find a match for them. They were surprised when they recognized each other as their MW blind dates. Do they seek closure? Do they have workable memories of the breakup? Can they move forward, or are they stuck in the past? Nice story!

Shane and Nik's Story
Written by Emily Pennington on 28th Aug 2022

Shane Sutton and Nik Carson were friends in school but it wasn’t the right timing and they didn’t make the kind of connection they needed. But Shane is looking for love now, and Nik is growing frustrated with dating. Both of them are still thinking of the other and what might have been. They end up using a matchmaking service and they are chosen for each other. Is the timing right for them now? Will they take the second chance being offered to them? Or has too much time passed and made things awkward?

there all along
Written by Luvreading on 28th Aug 2022

Shane and Nik were friends who didn't realize that what drew them together, even when they were younger was an attraction to one another that went beyond friendship. Shane knew that he had feelings that were deeper than just friendship but he and Nik didn't see it and lost touch for awhile. When they both write to Men Wanted and are a match - big surprise - they not only are dealing with the present but they also have to work past their past. They get a second chance to connect as friends and finally a chance to be together as a couple. Not the smoothest journey but worth it for them. I gave it 4.5 stars.

Sweet Best Friends to Lovers
Written by LateciaJ on 28th Aug 2022

A really sweet best friends to lovers romance. I enjoyed the guys reunion and their sweet matchup by the "gods". I did feel that some of the dialogue between the characters was flighty and some of the disturbing subject matter (past abuse, gun violence, aggressive social behaviors) was odd and threw me off a bit but it didn't take away from the overall story. Shane overcoming his worries and learning to trust again and Nik having his second chance with his best friend made this a worthwhile read.

Rekindling Their Fire
Written by Debbieb on 28th Aug 2022

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review. Both Shane and Nik wrote to Men Wanted to find their perfect match which they knew was each other but didn't believe it was possible. I liked who ran Men Wanted and how they got Shane and Nik together. The road to being together wasn't smooth but they managed it fine to find love.

This was just lush to read
Written by Anne Harris on 28th Aug 2022

This was just lush to read Shane had moved back and contacted a company called men wanted. Men wanted would find his perfect match. Shane wanted a man in his life. Nik was teaching at the school but what he really wanted was a man in his life to share it with. He had seen Shane around town and if Nik was honest he had always had feelings for Shane but he just didn’t have the guts to go and talk to him. So he contacted men wanted to see if they could find his perfect match. Shane enjoyed working at the community centre doing exercise with the older generation. But he wanted someone is he knew it was Nik but he just wasn’t sure what Nik would think. When Shane got an email to say men wanted had found his perfect man and he had a date on Friday night he was excited. He had his instructions and he couldn’t wait. Nik couldn’t believe that men wanted had found his perfect man. He now had a date on Friday night and couldn’t wait. Nik got there early. He was waiting for his man to come and he was shocked to see that it was shane. What would happen whee wen they start talking ??? Had men wanted found their perfect match???? I thoroughly enjoyed this book my heart went out to them for different reasons. They both overcome in something from the past but if they could only just trust each other they will be a bright future ahead for them. I absolutely adored the support that Nik gave Shane. He had so much baggage by talking it through with Nik seemed to you help Shane. When something happens dramatic to Nick the first person to be there is Shane they are just perfect for one another. I’m really enjoyed this book.

A second chance at love
Written by smjw2004 on 28th Aug 2022

Good Stuff! Two friends who had a hard time understanding their initial connection, were given a second chance to have the love they deserved. Shane and Nik endure a few speed bumps along the way, but ultimately everything worked as intended. A short book to happily ever after.

New Beginning
Written by Jocelyn Whaley on 28th Aug 2022

Rekindling Their Fire is the third book in the Men Wanted Series. It was a short but sweet read about two friends gaining a second chance at love. It was a good story.

Written by Channy on 28th Aug 2022

Couldn't stop reading till the last page Loved her way with words Not so graphic but still had that love experience

5.0 out of 5 stars Short story - lots of good stuff though!
Written by Retro Cool on 6th May 2022

This was a quick read and a fun shorter story. At points it seemed almost too rushed but in the frame work of the length of the story it works. Really enjoyed the second chance for these friends who didn't fully realize their attraction when they were younger and think the dating agency was a really interesting tie into this story. Couple of serious issues pop into the story for each character and think they were handled well without overwhelming the story. The author doesn't try to fix these things entirely but it's how the characters support each other during these things that was well done. Things like Shane's relationship with his brothers (and meh sister in law) aren't tied in a perfect bow in a short amount of pages. I received a free copy of this book via Evernight and am voluntarily leaving a review.

Shane & Nik
Written by Sara on 6th May 2022

Shane and Nik were best friends in school then lost touch and loved the other but just couldn’t connect even though they were in the same town. Men Wanted matched them up as a forever couple. Had a few bumps in the road but came out stronger. Good book!. I received a free copy of this book via Evernight and am voluntarily leaving a review.