**This is an interesting story about two men and their hard earned love. It’s well written with great main characters and supporting characters as well, especially James’s sister, Rachel. Without her nagging encouragement, James would have drifted through life, not knowing what love could be like. If you enjoy stories about leaving the past behind, not worrying about what other people think, and following your feelings, then you may like this story. Thanks, CM, for the reminder to live in the present and let the past go.
During a ski trip with his sister, James Connell, of ‘Bindings and Books’ by C.M. Corett, has an accident on the slopes and is “rescued” by a handsome young man called Ash. James is attracted to his “knight in shining armor”, but immediately disregards the notion because he thinks Ash is too young for him. James figures he will never see Ash again, but he is wrong. James runs into Ash later that night. Ash engages James in conversation and makes it clear that he’s interested. James wants Ash, but is still reticent, telling Ash that he only dates men his own age. Ash isn’t a boy even though he looks younger than his twenty-eight years. If James can’t let go of the “he’s too young for me” attitude, there is no chance of them getting together.
James has sworn to himself not to get involved with anyone as young-looking as Ash. He remembers the humiliation and embarrassment his own father caused the family by dating young girls. James adamantly refuses to follow in his father’s footsteps. James tries to ignore his feelings for Ash and avoids him as much as possible. Although Ash doesn’t exactly understand James’s “rule”, he’s determined to put up a good fight. He starts turning up in unexpected places where he just “happens” to run into James. It’s obvious that Ash is trying to wear James down and get him to agree to date him after all. At first, James is irritated, but he soon finds himself looking forward to seeing Ash…
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NOTE: This book was provided by Dreamspinner Press for the purpose of a review