Author: Andrew Grey
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: L.C. Chase
Rating: 3 of 5 Stars
Tales from Kansas
Martin Long has plans and dreams, but they are derailed when his parents move and must sell their house. In need of a place to stay, fast, he answers an ad for a roommate, and even though the house needs work, the owner seems nice so Martin agrees to move in.
Gary Hunter is barely making ends meet, with mysteriously disappearing tips at work and tuition to pay. Disowned by his family and left with a house in need of repair, Gary desperately needs the extra set of hands along with the money.
When Gary confesses that his family disowned him for being gay, Martin makes his own confession that opens a world of possibilities. But Gary has paid a heavy price for being who he is, and Martin’s unwillingness to open up to his family puts strain on the fledgling relationship.
Trapped in Oz revisits the town of Wamego, KS. It is the story of two young men struggling through life. One is struggling because of his sexuality, the other is struggling in fear of his sexuality. In the end, everything works out and there is a great HEA.
I rated this a 3 out of 5 because I did not like Martin for most of this story. He was spoiled and I felt like the only reason he even grew up was because he was forced. I also didn’t like that one of the main focal points of the angst in this story was Martin’s fear of coming out to his parents. Yet the entire event was skipped over and then discussed later.
Overall, this was a very short and sweet read. The HEA was satisfying and I felt happy for the MCs at the end. I just wanted more of something. Everything was so easy and worked out perfectly that I found myself wishing for more. I enjoyed this read and it is definitely something others will enjoy as well. It just needed a little something else to make it great.
Note: While this is part of a series, this can be read as a stand alone. Previous characters are mentioned, but their stories are not needed to enjoy this tale.
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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