Rating: 4 stars out of 5
When a series of personal crises prompt risk-averse research librarian Aaron Templeton to apply for a job on the other side of the country, nobody is more surprised than he is. He nearly runs home before the final interview except for one little problem: he has no home anymore. He put his condo on the market before he left California and it’s already sold. Only an encounter with free-spirited Connecticut native Cody Brown at the Mystic Seaport Museum staves off Aaron’s incipient panic attack.
Cody loves nothing better than introducing newcomers to the great features of his beloved home state, and when the newbie in question is a rumpled professorial type with the saddest blue eyes on the planet? Score! The attraction between the two men deepens as they explore Cody’s favorite spots, but when difficulties arise and Aaron’s insecurities threaten to overwhelm him, will Cody’s love be enough to keep him in Mystic?
This was a cute story. Aaron has stepped so far outside of his comfort zone with his rash decision and Cody helps to take his mind off it. Cody loves with his whole self and jumps in with his both feet but why does Aaron make him doubt he wants to travel again.
I could feel Aaron’s fear when he would think about the situation he is in and how Cody’s ease seemed to seep into him and help him relax and take his mind off his worries but when it overwhelms him he hurts Cody and himself. Cody loves his home but has been a bit of a wanderer and hasn’t ever doubted how he feels until he meets Aaron and it make him want to change his plans. These two help to balance each other out and even hope that they can have a future together. I loved seeing them navigate their feelings and work everything out.
The cover art by Brooke Albrecht is great and gives a nice view of Cody.
ebook, 100 pages
Published: June 22, 2018 by Dreamspinner Press
Edition Language: English