Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5
Wyatt Janson needed a change of scenery in the worst way, so he packed up his dog and moved to a small tourist town. When he spots a man in a vermilion beanie, he’s intrigued. Why would someone would wear such a hat in the middle of summer? Their paths keep crossing, and Wyatt soon learns that Truitt Rackley owns a dog grooming and training service. It’s the perfect opportunity for Wyatt to meet Tru.
What begins as friendship quickly blossoms into more. But Tru’s happy demeanor hides a sad past. The hat he wears is only one part of it. Tru needs Wyatt’s support as he deals with the fallout, and Wyatt is glad to be able to provide it. Now that he’s found Tru, he knows he’ll do whatever he must to keep him. Can two broken men find the happily ever after they’ve been searching for?
One in Vermilion by Kris T. Bethke is a sweet, pretty much angst free romance. Two men meet and bond over their love of their dogs, get to know one another, fall in love and have a HEA. Neither is really all that broken, just slightly hurt with life’s normal blows but nothing truly out of the ordinary. It’s a slow build romance with even the dogs cutely getting into the picture.
I wish I felt a little more spark between Wyatt and Tru, they start as friends but I never felt much heat coming off the page, just a lovely connection such as deep friends would have.
The title is cute and the manner in which the author pulls it into the story works. It’s just a nice, sweet romance all around, a little bland but cute.
Cover art says it all. Liked the cover, it’s got all the characters right there.
Sales Links: JMS Books LLC | Amazon link to come
Kindle Edition, 94 pages
Published July 29th 2017 by JMS Books LLC