Rating: 4 stars out of 5
When easygoing Texas artist Dakin McBride makes his way to Ottawa, Canada, for a showing, he meets Jeff Tamrin, the fastidious manager of the Sussex Gallery. Despite coming from different worlds and being opposites in almost every way, the attraction is immediate, and soon Dakin and Jeff negotiate their own brand of diplomatic relations, forgetting all about art or seeing the sights the city has to offer. They get wrapped up in the moment, each of them intrigued by what he feels for the other.
The more they get to know each other, the more they like what they see. Dakin has a life to go back to in Texas, though, and Jeff has his own in Canada. Is there any way for their budding romance to survive the thousands of miles separating them? The relationship seems doomed, but at the same time, it feels too right to give up without a fight.
This was a fun quick read. I have greatly enjoyed Sean Michael’s books in the past and this one was no different. Jeff and Dakin feel an immediate attraction to each other upon meeting and decide to act upon it even though their time together is limited.
Jeff falls for Dakin pretty hard and quickly when Dakin is in town for the gallery show. They can’t stand the idea of being parted, so Dakin invites Jeff to come and visit him in Texas when the show is over. Both of the characters fall hard and fast, but decide to live in the moment until they actually see an end of their time together. I adored both character’s they were so sweet to each other and also their family around them. They worked hard to integrate their lives together, which was wonderful to see.
Cover art by LC Chase is perfect and I love it.
ebook, 86 pages
Published: 2nd Edition, September 28, 2016 by Dreamspinner Press
Edition Language: English