Title: And Call Me In The Evening
Author: Willa Okati
Publisher: Loose Id
Rating: 3 of 5 Stars
Eli’s still not great at wearing his heart on his sleeve and Zane’s still got trust issues, but they manage just fine. It’s all good. Right?
Yes and no. When the doctors find themselves grounded between trips for Medicins Sans Frontieres, things begin to change. Zane’s making plans for where they’ll go next, but homesick Eli discovers the opportunity to open a clinic of his own in his old neighborhood. He’d have thought Zane would be all over that, but Zane’s not listening. Meanwhile, there’s trouble in paradise between protégés Taye and Richie, and Eli’s ex-wife Marybeth has come back to town, bringing a heaping helping of hassle with her. Eli figures it’s no wonder he’s been having a heck of a time with chest pain—which he hasn’t told anyone about.
There’s something to be said for setting the story straight, it’s true. Eli knows he and Zane have a good thing going even if keeping it that way is the hardest—and best—part.
Let me start by saying you really do need to read book 1 – And Call Me in the Morning before you read this.
In book 1 we met Zane and Eli and I totally fell in love with them. They are both older men, best friends and it was a kind of gay for you theme after they both kissed. Authors don’t write about older gay men nearly often enough in my opinion.
In this book we are 4 years down the line and Eli and Zane have just returned home from yet another trip into the wilderness using their medical skills. Zane is already excited and making plans for their next trip whilst Eli is not being entirely honest about the fact that he wants to stay home and do something different. Eli is also feeling unwell and it is a little more serious than he thinks, something he and a myriad of doctors he is friends with seem to overlook.
There was no excitement for me in this book and it sadly fell a little flat. I was looking forward to see how the two men had grown and progressed with their relationship but they hadn’t, they did take a few steps toward the end but it felt a little forced after Eli’s health scare.
It WAS nice to catch up with both men again and I would certainly like to read more about them in the future but I came away from this book not really knowing anymore about them than when I went in.
I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
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