Rustic Memory by Nic Starr

28579020Title: Rustic Memory

Series: Rustic, #2

Author: Nic Starr

Genre: Contemporary

Length: 159 pages

Publisher: Nic Starr (February 26, 2016)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5 Hearts

Blurb: Third time lucky is too much to hope for. Isn’t it?

Tyler Samuels had his reasons for leaving the country town where he grew up. He moved to the city, established a home and a career, and found love. Now Ty is in his early thirties, and as his life takes another tragic turn, he finds himself returning to the place he first ran from.

Mac McGrath has lived in Armidale all his life. He loves his family and his job as an electrician, running the family business. The only thing missing in his life is a relationship. When Ty, his teenage crush, arrives back in town, maybe he has found someone to love at last.

What starts as friends with benefits quickly turns to more for Mac, but Ty will need to let go of his memories if he is to learn to love again.

But can Mac wait that long?


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Reviewer: Lisa

Review: I came across Nic when the first book of this series came out and I have to admit that these are some amazing stories. I was for sure at the time because I haven’t really been one for romance stories that have such a heartwarming tell with a bit of angst in them. I have always tended to lean towards the happy and quirky stories, but I would have regretted missing these stories. They have a deep story with love, pain and angst in them.

Tyler had been in love with Chris in their teenage years and when a freak accident had taken Chris from at the age of eighteen he ran to get away from the pain. Then he met another great man, fell in love with him only to lose him. So with the way he handles pain, he runs. He ran home to the town he left behind. Only to find love in his best friends little brother. But like he has done in the past he runs to get away from the possible pain.

Mac has loved Tyler since he was a young child. Always following him and his older brother. He had been there when Chris had died, realizing that Tyler was like him. Now that he was back, he intended to show him that they were the perfect couple. However he notices that Tyler tends to run after they are together. He has to find a way to show him that love can heal all wounds.

Now I must admit that there are many phrases in this story that just don’t make sense. I never did figure out how his second love had been killed. However I was glad to see the love these two have for each other. It had the perfect ending for me. Although when I am given a book to read I knock it down points if there is no cover to the book. It gives me an idea of what to expect from this story. I enjoyed this story and can’t wait to see what the next story has going on.

I loved it and would definitely recommend it.


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2 thoughts on “Rustic Memory by Nic Starr

  1. Thanks so much for taking the time to read and review. I’m thrilled you loved it. 🙂

    I thought I’d clarify the death of Ty’s second partner, Nicholas. I’ve included the excerpt from the book that deals with this, but basically he was hit on the head when he was unprepared and his head hit the footpath. He died from brain injuries. In Australia we’ve had a lot of publicity lately about a few deaths caused this way. Usually they are unexpected attacks from behind so the victim is unprepared. The term used for this type of hit is “king-hit” or “coward’s punch”.

    From the book…

    “I guess I’m not spilling any secrets… it’s public record, after all.” Lachy hesitated for a moment. “A year or two ago, Ty’s partner was killed in a king-hit—struck from behind with no warning. His head hit the footpath when he went down. You probably heard about it on the news but didn’t put two and two together because Ty’s name wasn’t mentioned. He and his boyfriend were leaving a bar in Melbourne when someone king-hit the boyfriend. He died later that night. The court case was about six months ago.”
    “Shit,” Mac breathed. Holy fuck. He had never imagined Ty had been through something as horrendous as that. His heart ached at the thought of Ty’s pain.

    Nic xx

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