Title: The Cabin
Author: Vic Winter
Publisher: Torquere Press
Characters: Dave, Richard
Sub-Genre: Contemporary Romance,
Dave has finally recovered from a nervous breakdown, but his relationship with his lover Richard is floundering. Despite the fact that Richard stayed with him through the breakdown, he and Dave are now having trouble finding the time to reconnect. They’re still together, but do they still love each other? A week at the Cabin is designed to discover if they can recover the passion now that Dave has healed.
Dave hopes that a week in a secluded cabin with his lover, Richard, is just what they need to become connected again. Throughout thick and thin, Richard and Dave have managed to stay happily together, but ever since Dave’s nervous breakdown; their relationship has been on very shaky grounds. As soon as they arrive at the cabin, Dave wonders if they’ve made a grave mistake. He and Richard have been fussing ever since they’ve got in the car, and as soon as Richard spots where they’re staying, he doesn’t seem overly impressed by their vacation home at all. But, thankfully things start to slowly change, and Richard begins to relax and warm up to the idea of being there. As the hours pass, Dave begins to feel hope that the love and affection they feel for each other will be rekindled into something even stronger than what they had together once before. Will a week be just what this couple needs to rekindle what was almost lost forever?
I really liked this short story a lot. It was interesting to read about an established couple who are feeling the strains of life together. Even though they are fussy with each other at first, it is obvious they still care for each other, so it was easy to hope that these two heroes were able to work things out and find their way together again. Even though the story is only ten pages long, it still packs a lot of punch. I understood why Dave feared their relationship was on the verge of something bad happening and felt rejoiced when they really start connecting together again.
This is the first book I’ve read by Vic Winter and it won’t be my last. I liked both of the characters and enjoyed the chemistry they had together. The Cabin gave me several minutes of enjoyment, and I recommend it to anyone who is looking for a quick, romantic read. I do wish the book had been longer. Both of the characters were very interesting and I would love to read more about them.
Reviewed By: Gabbi