Rating: 2 stars out of 5
It was just going to be a simple Spanish fabada bean and chorizo soup from his grandmother’s favorite recipe. Jake hoped for a nice meal and a better time with his widower father. His dad didn’t seem homophobic, but he just didn’t get that Jake was gay. A quiet dinner might clear the air.
But the trip to the supermarket was a disaster involving a bear and some sausage. Then his dad showed up accompanied by a health aide who isn’t quite what she seems. And the bear shows up, too.
Stress and rum piles up. Will Jake’s father get a new grandson? Does Jake have a bear in the kitchen and in the bedroom, too? Is this meal one big happy family gathering, or an even bigger disaster?
So, I went into this story thinking it would be a short, funny and romantic story, it was not. This just felt like a big mess to me. Jake seemed relaxed and calm about his dinner with his father and suddenly he’s inviting someone to join them but forgets to mention it to either. This was a mess up of misunderstanding and “relationships” that didn’t add up either. I’m not sure what seemed to push Jake to the bottom of the bottle but it couldn’t have been as new as it seemed for everything to happen the way it did.
The cover art by Written Ink Designs is a sweet picture of the characters cooking together, it just doesn’t go with the actual story.
ebook, 40 pages
Published: September 23, 2017 by JMS Books
Edition Language: English