Title: Piano Man
Author: Elizabeth Coldwell
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Characters: Graham, Adam
Sub-Genre: Contemporary. May/December Romance
Approaching fifty, Graham is tired of the gay club scene. He dreams of a venue where he won’t be judged on his age and looks. He and his friend Mike decide to fill the gap in the market by opening the Midnight Lounge, a gay-friendly piano bar in the heart of London’s Soho. After several unsuccessful auditions, Graham finds the perfect pianist for the bar. Adam Turner is young, handsome, and talented, and there’s a spark of attraction between him and Graham, but Graham’s split with his ex has left him feeling old and unattractive. He believes Adam is just stringing him along—a belief that seems validated when Adam kisses him, then claims he’s made a big mistake. Adam wants Graham, but first he’ll have to prove to Graham that age is no barrier to finding love.
A story from the Dreamspinner Press 2015 Daily Dose package “Never Too Late.”
Piano Man is a short and sexy story. I really enjoyed the heated chemistry between the two main heroes and liked the sweet beginnings of a budding relationship.
There is around 15 years age difference between Graham and Adam. I appreciated Graham’s need to open up a bar in which more mature gay men could come and enjoy the scene without feeling left out. I also really liked the overall premise of the story and appreciated the strong pull between the two men.
This is definitely a very short read. At under 24 pages I couldn’t help but wish for more. Both characters were likeable men, I just wish this had been a long novel. It would have be great to see these two men really work at forming their new relationship into a solid, loving one.
Piano Man is a sexy, fast-paced story that fans of May/December romances will enjoy. It is a quick gem of a story that is definitely a satisfying read.
Reviewed By: Gabbi
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