Title: Return of the Chauffeur’s Son
Author: Tara Lain
Length: Novel (204pgs)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (2nd June 2017)
Heat Level: Low
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts
Blurb: Luca McGrath may be returning to Napa Valley, California as a promising chef with dreams of starting his own restaurant and winery, but his heart still lives with bad-boy billionaire’s son, James Armstrong. Luca spent his childhood playing games with the golden boy of California society, so blinded by James he barely noticed the dark, quiet lure of his conservative older brother, Dylan Armstrong.
But now, Luca’s home and his own powers of attraction are enough to make James question his dedicated heterosexuality and his promised marriage to a wealthy and powerful businesswoman. The obvious attraction between Luca and James spurs Dylan into action—but he’s fighting a huge secret. While Luca dreamed of James, Dylan dreamed of Luca. When Luca gets caught in the struggle between the brothers and gets accused of culinary espionage he’s ready to chuck the fairy tale—unable to even imagine Dylan’s power to make his dreams come true.
Review: Luca McGrath is the chauffeur’s son and he’s been away from his home in Napa Valley for about 8 years. He left to study culinary arts in Paris and then he made a name for himself in New York as a renowned Chef. He’s returned home now to a job offer at a prestigious restaurant. Until he finds his own place, he’ll be staying with his father at the Armstrong Estate. From the time they were boys, Luca considered James a very good friend, but from the moment Luca discovered his sexuality, he’s had secret crush on James, so when he returned to his hometown, and heard that James was engaged to be married, he was devastated. James, however, when he saw Luca and found out that he’s gay, has proclaimed himself as bi-sexual, and wants a relationship with Luca, although he’s about to be married to beautiful lady, that will join both powerful families together.
Dylan, who runs the family business, and James’ older brother, realized what James is doing; he tries his best to separate Luca and James from making the biggest mistake of their lives, and to keep both families from being hurt from the fallout, if James gets his way. Although there’s a big age gap between Luca and Dylan, I was excited to read their story, from the friends to lovers’ storyline. At first I didn’t think that they would ever get together, especially with all the misunderstanding moments, and the interference from James. Dylan doesn’t expect to fall for Luca, and Luca doesn’t expect to be the center of attention between the two brothers, especially when he realizes that he’s also developing feelings for Dylan. At the restaurant where Luca works, he’s accused of culinary espionage and fired, Dylan steps in and does everything that he can to clear Luca’s name, and to claim the man, that he’s come to love.
Another great story from this author, and would recommend to anyone.