Author: Megan Slayer
Publisher: Loose Id
Cover Artist: Kalen O’Donnell
Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
Publication Date: 07/27/2015
Length: Novella (~ 15K-50K)
Genre: Contemporary, Gay Fiction, M/M Romance
Steve Moore wasn’t planning on being a dad. He envisioned a life of teaching and professional swimming. Fast forward a year and he’s the guardian of his ten-year-old sister. He wants love and passion, but who wants to date a guy with a family?
Farin Baker believed love wasn’t in his cards—until he takes his nephew to swimming lessons. One glance at the water-slicked hunk teaching the class has him thinking about jumping into the dating pool again. He’s ready for a fresh start with a hot guy for his bed.
Will they find heat between the sheets or will the guardianship situations cool their ardor?
Note: Home to Cedarwood does not need to be read before reading this story. However, I recommend doing so to fully enjoy this series.
Now that Colin has found love, he has decided to meddle in his brother’s love life. The result is Ripples in Cedarwood which is the story of Farin and Steve, who, after tragic circumstances, has become a single “father” to his younger sister. Steve has a lot of adjusting to do and sometimes that leads to loneliness and isolation.
Steve and Farin’s path to love followed very closely to the the path taken in the first book, with instant attraction turning to more rather quickly. This book was very rushed in the relationship department yet again but Steve’s guardianship issues did temper it a bit more than in the first book.
However, Farin and Steve were great characters who had to grow and adjust their lives as life dictated. The guardianship plotline was a great way for the author to highlight Steve as a man struggling to do his best in a bad situation. It was also a great way for the author to continue building on the town as a place of hatred but with the potential for change. I am looking forward to more of this series.
I am really enjoying this low angst series. While the two stories so far had potential to be great if the relationships had been given more time, I am still invested in these men and the city’s outcome. On to the next story!
This review is based on a copy purchased by the reviewer independent of any review copies offered.
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