Title: Rum and Ginger
Author: Eon de Beaumont
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Gay/ Contemporary/ Romance
Ben must make a difficult choice when he discovers one of Chance’s secrets. Will Ben’s spark with
Brodie grow into a flame?
The Connection: Book One
Ben Silver’s personal dream is to open the first gay bar in Liamsport, Pennsylvania. The town isn’t exactly open-minded, but that’s not why Ben stays in the closet. Chance, Ben’s computer nerd boyfriend, is deathly afraid of anyone finding out he’s gay. On a night out, Ben meets Brodie Felix, a younger, heavily tattooed bartender who lights a spark in Ben’s heart. Although the spark in his relationship with Chance has dwindled to almost nothing, Ben feels guilty for wanting to be single, for wanting another man, so he tries to forget about Brodie.
But when Ben discovers one of Chance’s own secrets, he’s forced to make a difficult choice.
On his own for the first time in his life, Ben can be open with his family and friends. Though honesty has its benefits, his life isn’t perfect. Ben’s circle of friends and family is growing. So is the spark between him and Brodie, and Ben hopes it will grow into a flame. His dream remains out of his grasp, but with a little help and a lot of work, he might yet serve his favorite rum and ginger ale at his own establishment, the first gay bar in his hometown.
I enjoyed this book so much!
When we meet Ben he is in a long term relationship with Chance and being forced to live in the closet.
While going out for a drink with his best friend Lena (who is a hoot!) he meets sexy bartender Brodie, although he would never cheat on Chance, Brodie sure catches his attention.
When his relationship with Chance ends abruptly, Ben is surrounded by his friends and can finally come out to his parents and start his life as an openly gay man.
I loved how this story evolved and how his friends were as much a part of the story as the main characters.
I was totally engrossed in this story and did not want it to end. I can’t wait for book two and to see where everyone is, and hopefully it will be centered in the gay bar Ben hopes to open.
I loved Ben and Brodie together, not only are they friends, the sex scenes were Smoking Hot!
I Would really like to see Chance come out of the closet and get his happily ever after.
This book is a must read if you like a great romance, no really bad guys and love zany people.
Eon de Beaumont is an Author I am really excited about and look forward to reading more of his work.
Reviewed by: Cheryl