Author: Amanda Steiger
Genre: Gay Romance/ Contemporary
Publisher: Torquere Press
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥3
Blurb: When Galvin Cloud — a shy young magazine writer — is unexpectedly offered a chance to interview his favorite author, he ought to be delighted. Instead, he’s terrified. Galvin has always idolized Spike Radcliff, but the idea of actually meeting him face to face is overwhelming…and despite the sensitivity of his prose, Spike has a reputation for being a surly, reclusive misanthrope. Galvin knows he can’t pass up this rare chance.
After a disastrous attempt at an interview, Spike surprises Galvin by offering him a job as his assistant. As they spend more time together, Galvin discovers that beneath the harsh exterior is a complex, broken man…one he’s quickly falling in love with.
Review: This book is not a happy light read; it’s slightly dark and angsty. Gavin and Spike have both got tragedies’ in their past that still affect them but in different ways. They both suffer from feelings of guilt, both believing that if only they had done something different then the tragedies would never have happened.
These two men come together and they seem to relate to each other as though only the other can help them become whole again.
It is nice to see these two broken souls meet and embark on a journey together to heal; this would be suitable for those who like slightly dark and angsty with a slight touch of D/s.