Title: Love Turns the Page
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Characters: Tom Foster and Noah Webster
POV: 3rd Person
Sub-Genre: Suspense, Contemporary
Tom Foster has his life planned out, and he’s systematically pursuing his goals. At twenty-two, he’s been organist and choirmaster at The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd for three years, he’s working on his doctoral thesis, and he’s beginning a secondary career performing in concert. There is no room in his schedule for romance… until Noah Webster, a gorgeous green-eyed blond, walks into the church one evening to audition for the choir.
What starts as an arrangement of convenience—Tom’s usual page turner is unavailable, and Noah agrees to do the job—soon turns into a fast friendship. Then Noah, who is saddled with an obnoxious roommate, rents the spare bedroom in Tom’s house, and ultimately the two men become lovers and partners in life. But before they can ride off into the sunset together, they must face one major obstacle: Noah’s violent, homophobic Southern Baptist father.
Love Turns the Page is the latest addition to the Avondale series by author Etienne. The author’s ability to make the characters come alive is one of the things I enjoyed about this newest book. Tom and Noah are two young college students from different backgrounds, yet from the moment the meet there is a connection that neither wants to deny. Noah’s naivety comes through clearly and I loved that Tom acknowledges that innocence and gently introduces Noah to the physical side of a relationship. To keep the story interesting the author throws in some intense conflict with Noah’s family. This along with the men’s relationship is sure to keep your interest until the last page.
By now readers of this series are well acquainted with the author’s writing style. The smooth way former characters are re-introduced, and long periods of time covered make each book something to look forward to. I was a little concerned just how bogged down the author would get with the religious information that was in the story, but I should not have worried. The information does not feel the least bit forced and in fact I found it quit interesting. I can’t wait to see more of these two again and look forward to the next Avondale book
Reviewed By: Lydia