Rating: 3 stars out of 5
During the off-season, professional football player Calder Finnegan returns to Boston to help run his estranged father’s pub. Little did he know he’d find the love of his life in the pub’s bartender, Mick Sullivan. Fin soon discovers his father has only weeks to live. All his hopes of getting to know the man who always seemed too busy to be a father are dashed. With Mick’s help, Fin begins the healing process between father and son and through this some of Mick’s wounds are healed as well. When Fin makes a deathbed promise to his father, he’ll do anything to keep that promise. Even if it costs him his lover and his career.
This was a nice story in which I liked the concept. Both Fin and Mick have essentially been hiding for years; Fin from others finding out he was gay and Mick from his fame. They both quickly fall for each other but it’s the logistics and the real world that they need to learn how to deal with.
While I liked this story I had a bit of a hard time connecting with the characters. We see both of the characters’ points of views so we can see what they are thinking. There was definitely insta-love in this story, which isn’t usually a problem for me but I didn’t see them really building a deep relationship and future throughout the story like I thought I would.
The cover art by Posh Gosh is nice and understated.
ebook, 114 pages
Published: 2nd edition July 18, 2017 by Pride Publishing
Edition Language: English