Title: Berry Blue: Lessons Learned
Author: TC Blue
Publisher: Torquere Books
POV: 3rd Person
Sub-Genre: May/December Romance
Peter Jamison has spent half his life believing he betrayed his first love, so when Dex is suddenly back in his life, he’s thrilled. Sure, they have their problems. They’re not the same young men they were before. They’ve grown and changed, been molded by their lives and circumstances into completely different people, but there’s still the echo of their previous relationship. It might not be enough for some people to build a relationship on, but they’re happy.
Leonard Dumfries is a lot of things. School teacher. Martial arts student. Father. He’s also thirty-nine and still single. When he finds out that the super-hot hunk he met at his own birthday party is not only involved with someone but is also his friend Riley’s uncle, Leonard is disappointed but still willing to be just friends with the man.
Life is pretty good for everyone, right up until it’s not. When Peter’s world starts to crumble around his ears, it’s up to Leonard — with a little help from friends and family — to step in with a more-than-friendly shoulder and maybe, possibly, find his own happiness while trying to ensure Peter’s, too.
I enjoyed Berry Blue: Lessons Learned from the first page. The characters are entertaining, and I loved that the author brought Riley and Kelly back as secondary characters. It was easy to like both Leonard and Peter and I wondered how the author was going to handle the situation with Dex. I am sure that like me other readers will want to smack Dex when they learn more about the man and will be glad to see the last of him. I found the fact that the author had Leonard’s and Peter’s relationship start out as friends, even though Leonard was feeling something more, lent a realistic air to the story. It also made the transition from friends to lovers more believable as their relationship already had such a strong chemistry.
The men have a few speed bumps they have to overcome but the author made sure to throw a lot of hot times in there as well. The multitude of secondary characters, many the readers have met before, keep the story moving along nicely. Like many of TC Blue’s stories, Berry Blue: Lessons Learned has found its place on my keeper shelve.
Reviewed By: Lydia