Author: SJD Peterson
Publisher: Silver Publishing
Heat Level: Moderate
Blurb: The moment when the world tilts on its axis, completely changing everything. The instant when suddenly everything just falls into place. The second when a heart shatters into a million tiny pieces, only to settle back into place, complete for the first time. When an all-encompassing light surrounds a soul, touching it so deeply a permanent imprint is left behind. The first time true love is felt.
For Brycen Anderson, it didn’t happen as it does on TV or on the Hollywood screen. There was no fancy movie set or a multi-million dollar budget. No director taking control. No rehearsals, costumes or media fanfare. It was…
A passing glance…
A casual touch…
Review: I was prepared by a reliable source for a sweet story and that’s what I got. But “sweet” is a bit misleading in that it’s too simplistic of a description.
Brycen is bored and stuck in a rut of the mundane. He’s a homebody who yearns for the simple things in life and someone special to share them with. John is his perfect match and they have more in common than either expects. Each has been left with deep feelings of inadequacy by previous relationships.
The story takes you through them learning how to work through misunderstandings, talk about their fears, establishing trust and to realize their imagined inadequacies are only in the minds of the unworthy ex’s.
I’m a lover of stories filled with angst, lust and passion – those extreme emotions you don’t run into on a daily basis. But a true love story told with real characters, with believable reactions and honest motivations – well, those are harder to come by. This story isn’t one filled with contrived drama to move the story along. It’s a love story, self doubt, insecurities and beautifully rounded out with real emotions – “Simple” as that.