Author: Jay Northcote
Narrator: Matthew Lloyd Daviesvies
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: Garrett Leigh
Story Rating: 5 of 5 Stars
Narration Rating: 5 of 5 Stars
Overall Rating: 5 of 5 Stars
Release Date: 12/10/2015
Length: 03 hours 58 minutes
Genre: Contemporary, Fiction, Gay Fiction, M/M Romance
Leo is a lonely workaholic with no time for romance in his life. His job in London takes all his energy and commitment. When he goes to Cornwall to stay with his terminally ill uncle, Edwin, love is the last thing Leo expects to find. Tris lives in a cottage on Edwin’s land. Gay, but still half in the closet, he and Leo bond over their affection for Edwin, and the pull of attraction between them proves too strong to ignore.
In Tris’s arms, in the wilds of Cornwall, Leo finds a peace he’d forgotten existed. On his return to London, Leo finds himself grieving for more than just the loss of his uncle. When some unexpected news gives Leo the chance to return to Cornwall, he’s afraid it will be too late to rekindle things with Tris. But having learned much from his stay with his uncle, Leo doesn’t want to look back and wish he’d done things differently. It’s time to seize the day – if it’s not already too late.
I know that I normally say this for all my reviews of Jay Northcote’s works, but I REALLY liked this story. It was more emotional and touched on a darker topic than Ms. Northcote’s normal fare. But this story worked so well for me. The characters were lovely, the romance was slow and steady and believable, the setting was perfect for the way the story was set and unfolded, and the emotion, well it definitely made me emotional too.
I liked that this story was quiet and reserved and I loved that the men were older. I loved they had already lived and had the ability to see clearly and go after what they wanted. I loved the responsibility they displayed because it really fit the way things happened and ended. I loved the coming outs, all of them. I loved the stories, the sharing, the bonding of family and lovers. For such a slow and steady story, this one was filled with all the magic times just being with those we love can generate.
I don’t know how else to explain that this story just hit me perfectly in the feels. I loved the characters, I loved the romance, I loved the ending that made me cry. I think this is my new all time favorite Jay Northcote story.
I love Matthew Lloyd Davies as a narrator and this time I think he was PERFECT for this story. His narration style really emphasized the quiet and steady nature of this story and really brought out the love while not overshadowing the darker emotions present. I enjoyed this one and will be revisiting it in the future.
I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the audiobook of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
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