Rating: 4 Stars out of 5
I am not a huge fan of novellas because I think it is hard to tell an entire story in so few pages. BUT, when some of your favorite authors have stories in an anthology and then those shorts are released separately? Yes, please. Although this particular book does have some added content that wasn’t in the original.
Friends as teenagers in summer camp, Danny and Paul were as close as they could be. Between summers they connected over the phone- mostly the slightly older Paul helping the younger Danny with his bullying problem and consoling him because his mother was ill. Until one day his phone call went unanswered.
Fate brings them back together 15 years later. With one man wary of love and the other wanting nothing more than love and a place to call home, they begin.
This was a super sweet book. I just wanted to hug poor Danny. Having Maxi as a side character and his best friend was absolutely perfect. Danny is so sheltered it isn’t a surprise that he doesn’t trust Paul.
On the other hand, I really wish Paul would have told Danny what had happened to make him disappear 15 years ago instead of saying “it doesn’t matter”. But really, that was the only part that bugged me- and that was slight.
For a novella, Ms Stevens packed an entire story in without sacrificing romance, sex or characters. Well done.
Cover art is touching and draws you to the story.
Kindle Edition, 2nd Edition, 65 pages
Published January 5th 2017 by Felice Stevens