Another Short from the Mended Daily Dose.
Author: Felicitas Ivey
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
My Rating: 4 of 5 stars
Cover Artist: Catt Ford
From the Publisher:
Physics Grad Student Marcus Fitzhughes agrees to leave New York City with his roommate, Andy, to visit Andy’s uncles in Vermont. Marcus wants to escape the city and his ex-boyfriend, Dan, who hasn’t taken their break up very well.
In Vermont, Marcus meets Andy’s Uncle Raph, a scarred, handsome man with a mysterious past, who settled there to tend bees and make mead. Marcus feels an unexpected attraction to Raph, an interest and lust which he had thought he’d never he feel again after Dan. Raph seems to have the same feelings about him. But both of them need to find the courage to take a chance on the happiness they deserve.
I wasn’t exactly sure what to expect from this little story. I knew it offered hurt comfort, but the rest was somewhat up in the air for me. The result, however, was pretty darn good. In the end, I really enjoyed this entire story – plot, characters, and setting.
Raph has some horrors in his past, of which he is somewhat closed mouthed. He lives a life of virtual solitude with his brother and his brother’s partner in the Vermont country side. He is happy with his bees, Mead, Fruit Wine, and beer. Marcus’ horrors are much more recent. With a horrible man in his rear-view mirror, he is just looking to feel safe again. Somehow, they each find what they need in the other one.
Tell The Bees I’m sorry is a story of healing, love, and of course sex. As with most stories of this length, the attraction is somewhat rushed, but it isn’t insta-love. The climax is somewhat predictable, but well written and gripping. At the close, you want nothing but the best for Marcus and Raph… and more from the author in the future.
I would like to thank Dreamspinner Press for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
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