Rating: 4 stars out of 5
Steven Conley loves the excitement of owning his own Hamburger Mary’s restaurant in Denver, Colorado, and his chosen family of coworkers makes life even better. Steven never regretted leaving the corporate grind behind until his father’s harsh deathbed words leaves him doubting himself.
Ryan Fuller abandoned a lucrative career to start his own party-planning business, but he keeps afloat by coordinating funerals for the local mortuary. When Ryan bumps into Steven—his best friend’s uncle and the man Ryan has secretly crushed on forever—the attraction explodes into a night of passionate abandon for both men.
Steven is blown away by the care and deep connection he feels for the hot young mortician—until Ryan admits who he really is. Reeling from the recent upheaval in his life, Steven must decide whether to give Ryan a chance. To find love, they must risk it all….
This was a wonderfully sweet story. Steven has been living the last few years for himself despite his father’s criticism, but his father’s death and his harsh words cause Steven to doubt the life he has built. Ryan has recently begun to live his life for himself and isn’t going to let Steven’s doubt stop them.
Steven has a wonderful support system in his friends and family (excluding his judgmental father). I loved the internal strength that Ryan had and how he wouldn’t let the little things keep him down. I chose this story for the short and sweet aspect it seemed to have which it really did but I loved seeing small glimpses of how Steven greatly affected the lives of those around him. It makes me really want to go back and read the other stories in this series however I didn’t need them to know what was going on.
Cover art by AngstyG is wonderful, I love the visual of these two characters.
ebook, 100 pages
Published: September 27, 2017 by Dreamspinner Press
Edition Language: English
Series: A Mary’s Boys Novella