Title: Country Boy at Heart
Series: States of Love # 1, Tennessee
Author: M.A. Church
Length: Novella (118 pages)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (November 9, 2016)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts
Blurb: Hot damn, what more could a country boy want? Bass Pro Shop is finally opening in Tennessee. Nick plans to check out all twelve indoor acres chock-full of hunting, fishing, and boating in the Memphis Pyramid on the Mississippi River.
City boy Sandy wonders yet again how he let himself get talked into attending a grand opening for a hick hunting store. His geeky heart prefers the energy of the city. Little does he know all that is going to change due to a freakishly tall glass elevator—and Nick, the high-school crush who’s suddenly taking a second look at him.
A moment of panic while trapped in the elevator leads to a spark neither expected. Getting out is the least of the challenges they’ll face if they want to try to put their differences aside and find out if love is possible between a city boy and a country boy.
States of Love: Stories of romance that span every corner of the United States.
Review: Nick was outed in school trying to protect Sandy, a boy who had a crush on him, amid harsh words and anger that Nick has regretted ever since, Nick moves on with his solitary life. While checking out the opening of the new Bass Pro Shop he runs into Sandy of all people.
Sandy was hurt deeply by Nick as a result he leaves town as fast as he can. Years later he returns to attend the grand opening of Pro Bass Shop and runs into Nick. Feelings he buried years before come rushing back. But not wanting to be hurt again he guards his heart. When the power goes out and the men are trapped in an elevator together will apologies be accepted or will they go their separate ways?
I loved this sweet read. It tugs at the heartstrings as you feel for both of these men. I was cheering them on to resolve their differences and see they were meant to be together. A delightful read with plenty of emotional and tender scenes.
Fantastic read and highly recommended.