Author: Brandon Shire
Publisher: Self Published
Cover Artist: unknown
Rating: 3.75 of 5 Stars
Cold Series Book 2: Heart of Timber
Two years after watching Anderson walk out of the prison gates, Lem has a visitor who informs him that Anderson desperately needs his help. He scoffs at the idea until he is given an offer that he cannot refuse. He doesn’t know if he is finally ready to make peace with himself outside prison, or if he is ready to face the pain he has caused, but he also understands that he will never get another chance like this.
Anderson has tried to push Lem to the back of his heart, but he cannot find anyone who can measure up to the man that Lem was. Letters he meant to send sit on the table, and the dreams he had about rebuilding his life go by the wayside as he pines for a man he cannot have. He doesn’t believe he will ever be happy again and finds it increasingly difficult to keep up the cheerful facade his family expects.
But unknown to Anderson, the women in his life have colluded to bring him and Lem back together again. Will he and Lem rekindle their love, or will they burn everyone around them by falling back to their past mistakes?
Heart of Timber is a follow-on to Cold. For those who have read Cold and need Lem and Anderson to find their happily ever after, you will want to pick up HoT.
Timber picks up directly after Anderson’s release from prison. Since I had a hard time believing the romance in Cold, I also have a hard time with the premise that Anderson is still pining for Lem two, three and four years later. However, if we take that as a given, Heart of Timber is a sweet second chance romance tale.
In Timber, Anderson finally has to grow up. He has to take responsibility for himself and his actions. He has been mostly coasting since his release. We learn that he was mostly coasting before his incarceration as well. We are told that he isn’t the same person, but he seems to make many of the same mistakes. Until Lem shows back up in his life.
We get to learn a little more about Lem in this installment. However, as with Cold, I found a lot of the events to be just a little too convenient and expected. I found that I, however, needed this story to complete the story of Anderson and Lem.
If you are fans of Lem and Anderson from Cold, you will want to pick up Heart of Timber.
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