Title: Town Man, Country Man
Author: Jessica Skye Davies
Genre: Gay Erotic Romance, Contemporary
Length: Novella (159 Pages)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (July 20, 2016)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 4.5 Hearts
Blurb: “Town man” Josh Douglass meets “country man” Ben Bauer at a mutual friend’s wedding, and passion kindles immediately. As urbanite wedding planner Josh and closeted contractor Ben spend more time together, they develop a deep, comfortable romance despite the fifty miles between their homes—and despite the drastic differences in their lifestyles. But as they grow closer, it becomes apparent that Josh and Ben have been enjoying the first flush of love without giving much thought to longer-term logistics.
A crisis leads Josh to ask himself serious questions about how his relationship with Ben can realistically work. But just as Josh is feeling ready to talk about the next step with Ben, a misunderstanding threatens their love affair. Compromise is the key to any relationship, but it isn’t always easy to balance careers, friendships, and family expectations. Josh and Ben just need to see that bringing together the best of both their worlds is well worth the sacrifices they’ll have to make to remain in each other’s life.
Review: Jessica Skye Davies is a new author for me so I wasn’t for sure what to expect. Let me say that I was amazed and quite pleased with the way the story was told. There is quite a bit of humor in it, which for me is a plus. The characters were a blast and so damn cute together.
Josh is a town man who loves to just walk to where ever he needed to go. He loved to plan the weddings for others and was close to many others. He only had one rule, never plan the wedding of a friend. So here he was enjoying the wedding of friends, when one hell of a sexy man walked in. Ben is the opposite of Josh. He is a country man and is not out at home. He is however very out when he is around Josh.
The problem for Josh is that he is afraid of if their relationship will work. In some ways they are different and in many ways they were alike. It took one date for them to realize that they just seem to connect.
This was a very sweet love story that had very little conflict. In fact there was very little trouble throughout the story. It was a little too sweet in my mind. I always wanted my stories to have at least a bit of trouble between the two characters, and I am not talking about miscommunication. It just was a bit drab in my opinion and the pace was just a bit to slow in some places for me. However it doesn’t really take away from the story itself.
I really enjoyed reading this story and look forward to seeing what other stories this author has out.
I had a lot of fun and would definitely recommend this book.