Rating: 4 stars out of 5
Authors know that their muse is a fickle creature. Best-selling spy novelist Stephen Ramsey has been in a hate-hate relationship with his inspiration for months. When Stephen’s publisher lays a legal ultimatum upon him, with a rapidly approaching deadline, he knows he must do something to kick-start his creativity or face the unemployment line. His daughter comes up with a possible answer: a summer camp for the creative soul. With nothing to lose, Stephen packs up his laptop, phonograph and beloved record albums and heads from Greenwich Village to the Catskill Mountains.
There, among a horde of college students attending for extra credits, is Declan Pomeroy, a photographer of fey creatures who is twenty-two years younger than Stephen. The woods are a magical place, and he quickly finds himself falling under the spell of the free-spirited photographer. Confusion wars with desire inside Stephen as he succumbs to the feelings welling up inside. But, sadly, summer camp always has to end. Can a man who has just found himself really leave the person that makes his heart sing?
This story just pulled me in and I really enjoyed it all the way though. I love seeing guys have and accept a life altering change and see how it makes their lives better. Stephen has succeeded as an author even as he has had multiple marriages come apart. Declan is a free spirit who for the most part is very patient with Stephen’s slow acceptance of their connection.
The story is told from Stephen’s point of view which makes it easy to see his frustration with his writer’s block and confusion in regards to Declan. When he gave himself the chance to let go and see what would happen it was freeing for him. I was able to see Declan’s emotions through Stephen’s eyes even when he didn’t always seem to understand. I loved Declan’s determination to stay true to himself and make Stephen make the big change of moving but it was for the better for both of them.
The cover art by Sloan J Design is nice and I love having visuals of both of the characters.
Sales Link: Amazon
ebook, 87 pages
Published: 2nd edition, April 18, 2018 by VL Locey
Edition Language: English