Title: Apples and Gin
Author: Jenna Jones
Publisher: Torquere Press
Characters: Sawyer Shaw, Noah Kingston
Sub-Genre: Contemporary Romance
Country singer Sawyer Shaw loves photographer Noah Kingston and is tired of hiding it. He’s kept his sexuality hidden for the sake of his career and his family, but over the past ten years Sawyer has come to realize what matters most to him is Noah and his happiness. Despite his worries about what effect coming out will have on his career, Sawyer is ready not only to make their relationship public but also to make it permanent.
Originally published in the Going to the Chapel anthology.
I’ve read several stories by Jenna Jones and I’ve really enjoyed them all. She seems to have a knack of really getting to the heart and soul of her characters and is able to make them relatable, likeable men.
There were several things I really loved about this book. First, it’s a great May/December romance. Noah is twice the age of Sawyer and even though there is a generation gap, they deal with these unique issues which I truly loved.
Also, their love is a forbidden one. Sawyer is a country singer who knows if he ever comes clean about his long-term relationship with Noah, it could possible ruin his career. Noah, is a patient man, but keeping their relationship on the down low can put stress on even the strongest pair.
I loved the heat between them. I loved the banter they had together. I thought they fit together perfectly and all in all I really thought this read was a very satisfying one.
Out of pure selfishness, I wish the story had been longer. I really became invested in these two characters and really hope Ms. Jones writes more about them again.
Reviewed By: Gabbi