Author: Charley Descoteaux
Length: Novella (65 pages)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (June 26th 2013)
Heat Level: Moderate to Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4Hearts
Blurb: Neil Sedwick expects to spend his vacation in a sleepy tourist trap mourning his late partner’s death. Instead, he puts his recently acquired CPR certificate to use and saves an elderly resident’s life. But it’s the survivor’s nephew, sexy middle-school teacher Ty Bigelow, who causes Neil to reevaluate his routine and consider reopening his heart.
Though the electricity between them is undeniable, Ty is struggling with his own feelings of inadequacy, and Neil is moored to the past. Even the healing peace of an old man’s garden and the ever-changing waters of the Oregon coast may not be enough to prepare Neil to overcome a crisis of the heart.
Review: Short, Sexy, and Steamy, my three favorite colors! Although the sexiness is not overbearing and there is really only one HOT sex scene, it is only a 65-page novella; this was such a fun read.
Neil Sedwick is going through the motions in life after the loss of his partner of 18 + years almost 2 years ago. An accidental meeting on the street changes his mundane life forever. Ty Bigelow has suffered personal loss as well, even if not to the extent Neil has, so they are kindred spirits of sorts. The attraction is immediate and intense, but a simple misunderstanding pulls them apart before Neil can even begin to show Ty his true feelings. Will Ty realize that Neil isn’t trying to take control before he walks out of his life forever?
Charley packs a great story into this novella with amazingly well-rounded characters and a fantastic back-story for them both. Ty’s uncle and Neil’s longtime best friend add that little something extra to the story, just to take the reader outside of the romance between the two ML. One of the best “first times” I’ve ever read as well.
Like romance, steamy guy on guy action and a HEA ending? This is a must read then, and it’s short so you will just breeze through. I’ll definitely be reading this one again though.