Rating: 2.5 stars out of 5
Tea company owner Tate Blackwood isn’t just in search of the perfect persimmon-flavored tea; he’s also looking for a good time. Many one-night stands are his thing. There’s no way he’ll have a boyfriend, or fall in love with another man.
Enter Paul Persimmon, the green-eyed owner of a little bookshop in downtown Channing, Pennsylvania. Tate thinks the man is honest, warm-hearted, and uninhibited. When Tate enters the bookshop, his life takes a quick turn. Although Persimmon insists on a date with Tate, Tate thinks another one-night stand will happen.
Is Tate too set in his ways to settle down with one man, though? Can he reach for love after finding Persimmon? Or is his relationship more about being best buds with Persimmon? Only time and persimmon tea will provide the answers to his steeping questions.
Hmm… I have given myself a few days to think about this story but it still doesn’t make much sense to me. Tate only wants hook-ups and supposedly completely forgets any of them even exist or anything about them afterwards, except he even thinks about one and knows details about the person. While Paul says he won’t push and tries to essentially keep his “honor” he does the opposite of what he says.
Tate suddenly wants to get to know Paul but continues to push him away. I had trouble with both of the characters sudden switches in behavior and attitudes towards each other and their relationship, I felt like they were ping ponging all over the place. This was alright for a quick read but it just did not get put together all that well.
The cover art by Written Ink Designs is gives a nice visual of Tate.
ebook, 65 pages
Published: September 30, 2017 by JMS Books
Edition Language: English