Author: Mary Calmes
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: unknown
Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
It’s a lovely little life Kelly Seaton leads. He’s got his own landscaping business, a nice little house, and his best friend, Cosimo Renaldi, and Coz’s goofball family who have adopted Kelly as their own. Sure, it’s a little lonely at night, but it’s a sweet deal, and Kelly can’t chance ruining it by letting on that he wants more—has always wanted more—with Coz.
Then Kelly’s past comes to town, bringing bad memories and hurt feelings that start to break Kelly down, and Coz just doesn’t understand why Kelly won’t let him be the support and strength that Kelly’s always been for him. They’ve already been through war, Coz’s devastating injury, and starting new careers in Mangrove, Florida. Why shouldn’t they face their chaotic pasts and build their future of quiet nights… together?
If I had to describe this book I would go with short and humourous.
The blurb really tells you all there is to know about Coz and Kelly. They are bonded brothers who survived war together, Kelly saved Coz’s life, and once back home Kelly was virtually adopted by the other man’s family when his own family rejected him for coming out.
Rather than tell Coz how he feels, that he is head over heels in love with him, he keeps the status quo fearing that he may lose the man’s friendship and support and drives himself slowly insane.
The thing for me with this story was the humour. Coz’s family were all kinds of crazy and had me laughing out loud all the way through. The conversation over dinner regarding how his mother met her boyfriend was hysterical and set the tone of the rest of the story.
If you are looking for a quick read with very little drama and a lot of humour this may be the one for you.
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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