Author: Carol Lynne
Publisher: Totally Bound
Cover Artist: unknown
Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
In the spirit of Cattle Valley, welcome to Lobster Cove, Maine. A tranquil town built on tolerance and acceptance. A place teeming with handsome, weather-roughened fishermen and tradesmen who work hard and love harder.
When following your dream lands you in Lobster Cove, Maine, anything is possible.
After gaining custody of his younger brother, Boone Jensen moves to a unique LGBT community on the coast of Maine. There, he hopes to find work as a stonemason, heal his broken heart and give his brother a safe place to call home.
Life was good in New York City for chef Dante Madia, until his business partner betrayed him. Determined to trust only himself, Dante risks everything on a new restaurant venture in a small fishing village built on acceptance.
Neither man is looking for love, but in a town like Lobster Cove, secret dreams have the ability to become realities.
When you read a Carol Lynne book you know what to expect. She’s one of the most prolific writers in the genre and a go-to favorite for many, many readers. Her stories are usually character driven with less focus on plot, but that’s not saying her plots are weak. It’s just that her men stand out from the plot and Welcome to Lobster Cove is no exception.
The story is the first in a new series, which is a spin-off of the long-running Cattle Valley tales. In the narrative, all the land in Cattle Valley is taken so Asa Montgomery, the man who started the LGBT friendly ranch community, looks to Maine to create another safe haven.
The two main characters in the story are Boone Jensen and Dante Madia. I liked both sexy men immediately because of their open, though slightly damaged hearts. Boone is the guardian to Landon, aka Laddy, his younger brother who has Down’s Syndrome. Dante is a chef who has recently lost his restaurant because of a crooked business partner. He moves to Lobster Cove with his best friend, Ava, who is getting over her ex-boyfriend.
Boone and Dante are both single and, of course, they’re destined to be together. But with Carol’s books it’s not about who will get together, but rather how they will get together. The conflict between them isn’t terribly angsty, but that’s what I loved. The problems are realistic considering what each man has gone through in their pasts.
I really loved the supporting characters, especially Laddy and Ava. Laddy’s issues seemed real and his crush on Ava was cute. Her reaction to it was just as sweet. I also loved how the entire town came together when it was needed.
As always, the sex scenes were awesome. I enjoyed their rough, need-you-now style encounters. Sizzling hot for sure.
The author has created an interesting cast of characters that will no doubt populate future tales. I’m looking forward to discovering more about them all, especially the mysterious lighthouse keeper, Jake Skimmerhorn.
If you’re looking for a light read that’ll leave your heart warmed, Welcome to Lobster Cove is 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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