Title: Dumped in Oz
Author: Andrew Grey
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Emotions build as Roger shows Lyle the landmarks of Oz. But Roger’s wicked witch of an ex-wife threatens him and he faces with a challenge.
Tales from Kansas
Because of an opportunity he’d be a fool to turn down, Lyle Powers transfers to his company’s warehouse in central Kansas. The last thing he expects is to meet another gay man in the small town, let alone one who captures his interest.
Roger Kypers is a recovering alcoholic with a twelve-year-old daughter he only gets to see for part of the summer. Neither Lyle nor Roger is looking for a relationship, and they fumble at the start, yet emotions build as Roger shows Lyle the landmarks of Oz.
But when Roger’s wicked witch of an ex-wife threatens to take his daughter away for good if he doesn’t act “normally,” he’s faced with the challenge of letting her get away with it, or fighting to accept himself and standing up for what he knows is right.
Lyle has spent years working and just existing through life. when Lyle is offered the chance to move to Kansas he is reluctant to go but is encourage to go by his dearest friend, so he bites the bullet and takes a chance,
Roger owns a restaurant, and he is immediately attracted to Lyle, but he is afraid to act on it because he knows he would lose his beautiful daughter and would probably be run out of his small hometown.
Dumped in Oz is a beautifully written book about two men who face their fears and a wonderful child who loves her dad and wants him to be happy. It also has a town full of wonderful people who circle the wagons around their hometown boy.
Andrew Grey can write a story like no other! He mixes just the right amount of angst, courage and love.
Dumped in Oz is an easy book to recommend. I also recommend any of his other works. My library is full of Mr. Grey’s books which I devour again and again.
Reviewed by: Cheryl