Rating: 4 stars out of 5
Now that he’s single, Chicago businessman Jordan Monroe can finally take his long-desired trip to Mackinac Island for the Somewhere In Time fan celebration weekend. On the first day, Jordan finds himself attracted to Miles Colter, a handsome local stable owner who is giving horseback tours of film locations.
Jordan is surprised and charmed that Miles pursues him. When Jordan learns the stable is in trouble, he wants to help despite Miles’s resistance. As their relationship grows personally and professionally, Jordan dreads the issues that face them—an ex who won’t let him go, the complications of a long-distance relationship, and a secret he knows he shouldn’t be keeping.
Can Jordan and Miles find a way to forge a love as timeless as the romance in their favorite film?
Several things drew me immediately to this story. One, I’m a huge fan of the film Somewhere In Time, just like the main character Jordan Monroe. We can both spout the dialogue and scenes from the movie float in our heads. And both of us have always wanted to visit the very place where it was filmed and the story took place…The Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island. Now thanks to Jeff Adams and his novel, Somewhere on Mackinac, I now know that The Grand Hotel has a special Somewhere In Time weekend so I’m busy looking at dates but back to this wonderful story. Yes, it’s a sweet, romantic and heartwarming story!
Jordan is finally taking this trip, one he always wanted, although not in the way he expected. It should have been for two, but now that he’s single again, he’s moving forward and that includes taking this much anticipated vacation. I liked everything about this character from the start and then he got better. Jordan just quietly grows in depth and charm as the story progresses and you get to know and understand the man more completely. Observant, he takes everything in, but isn’t reserved that it keeps him from stepping out and experiencing new things. That includes Miles Colter, the handsome stable owner who brought him to The Grand Hotel and then kept his attention afterward.
Miles is from one of the island’s established old families so you get a sense of history from him. Miles is grounded in his love for his business and the island. His family and business helps provide the drama but the interaction between Miles and Jordan is sexy, promising and romantic. Just as you would expect from this setting. There are obstacles to overcome, including some misconceptions but Jeff Adams makes the dynamics between the men hot and believable, so you get it when they work to achieve a future together.
Adams’ writing flowed smoothly, his characters easily connected the reader to themselves and their romance, plus they had a lovely and engaging secondary cast that I loved reading about as well. Then there was that movie, Somewhere in Time and The Grand Hotel herself, both gifts to the story and readers. Of course, I had to go and rewatch the movie immediately, tissues in hand, and wish that I had made the trip that Jordan had. At least I had Somewhere on Mackinac by Jeff Adams.
Cover Artist: Alexandria Corza. The cover is perfect with The Grand Hotel is the background and Jordan and Miles in the foreground.
ebook, 113 pages
Expected publication: May 3rd 2017 by Dreamspinner Press
ISBN 1635334128 (ISBN13: 9781635334128)
Series States of Love
setting Mackinac Island, Michigan (United States)