Beneath The Stars by Lynn Charles ~ Book Review by Sadie

Title: Beneath The Stars

Author: Lynn Charles

Publisher: Interlude Press

Cover Artist: C.B. Messer

Rating: 4.50 of 5 Stars

Publication Date: 02/17/2017

Length: Novel (~ 50K-100K)

Genre: Contemporary, Gay Romance

Blurb:

At a turning point for his growing fashion line for trans men and butch women, Sid Marneaux receives a life-altering phone call. His father, who raised his family alone after his wife passed, is in failing health. When he goes home, he fears he could lose the business he has spent most of his adult life building.

What he could not have anticipated was meeting Eddie Garner, the city’s new fire chief. After a heroic rescue, their romance sparks hot, launching into a swift affair. But Eddie is harboring his own burdens: the painful death of his best friend and the responsibility of raising her young son—their son—Adrian.

Through the wisdom of a child and the connection of mothers-now-gone, Sid, Eddie, and Adrian venture and fumble to define family, career, and, most importantly, love.

My View:

Be still my heart!

This is one of the most wildly romantic, terribly sad books I’ve read in years. It has everything I enjoyed about the previous Lynn Charles title (Black Dust) – the details, the softness – plus a beautiful sense of family and warmth that just brings Eddie, Sid and particularly Adrian to life. I fell in love with the story within two chapters, cried through a good portion of the remainder, and immediately wanted to start it again after finishing. If you enjoy firefighters, fashion, and/or precocious five year olds, you absolutely won’t regret picking up Beneath The Stars.

P.S. Also, I’ve never experienced a Bangladeshi character before; it was really fun and interesting to learn a little bit about that culture!

Links

Beneath The Stars on Goodreads
Interlude Press
Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon CA

I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.

Farewell Giveaway
I have a number of paperbacks, most of which are signed, to giveaway. Over the between now (11 Mar 2017) and 31 Mar 2017, every comment on the blog (this post and all other new posts), will be entered to win 1 of these paperbacks. There are also some misc swag items, so there will be a few packs of these to give away as well.

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