Author: Ashley John
Characters: Tom Pond, Cole Davison, Auntie Belinda, Ricky, AKA Miss Kitty Litter
Sub-Genre: Gay Fiction
Tom doesn’t have time for a relationship – not now that his
fingers are practically touching the promotion he’s spent years
chasing. His weekdays are consumed by desperately fighting for
his editor’s attention and his weekends are wasted alone with
meals for one and his cat for company.
All Cole has ever wanted is to work on the farm he was raised on,
but money is tighter than ever and he is forced to get a job in a
bar to keep a roof over him and his auntie’s heads. Time is
running out for the farm but he spends his days dreaming about a
future he thinks he’ll never have.
After an unexpected collision at the village train station, their lives
suddenly become connected when Cole clumsily spills his coffee
on Tom and it sets into motion something greater. Tom is wary
of listening to his heart and Cole is distracted by the threat of
losing everything. Each possesses something the other
desperately needs, but can they ignore bad timing to listen to their
All in all, this is a very nice love story. In many ways, it also reflects the vagaries of life and how one or more of the characters handle the changing situation. Tom and Cole are attracted to each other from the first, and a slow dance ensues until romance begins to bloom.
At stake is not only the happiness of two people who deserve it, but the future of an old family farm and Cole’s family continues to own. Just as it appears that they will lose the farm, someone comes up with an idea, and things begin to change. But evil lurks in the hearts of some men and Cole goes to war with that evil. Does he win? Do Cole and Tom actually become a couple after a huge disaster befalls the beautiful pair who are supposed to be in love? You’ll have to get the book to find out. I would have given this story 5 kisses except that it is a tad slow in parts, but nonetheless, a good story.
Reviewed by: Patrick St. James
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