Dating in Retrospect (States of Love)
AUTHOR’S BLURB: Giving the commencement speech at his alma mater doesn’t fit Clay Keller’s meticulous schedule. As Chief Executive Officer of Travel Mogul—the largest travel connoisseur company on the West Coast—he has no time to get back in touch with his country roots. He left fifteen years ago without a second look, but a medical scare makes him change his mind about the speech and brings him face-to-face with his only regret.
Time always moves slower in Southeastern Iowa, and Aaron Grant loves it. He’s added solar farms to the Grant Lanes portfolio and has been teaching at the local university for a decade. The last thing he needs is to have his tenure application compromised by the return of his ex-boyfriend. If he had known who the commencement speaker would be, he would never have volunteered to be the administration liaison.
A proposal—to date for a year—will help them discover that time changes a person, even when everything else stays the same.
This was (mostly) ordinary-Joe stuff, but the date activities and some of the specifics between them kept it from being boring. I like when characters have real-life problems. Jobs, money, illnesses, locations, etc that aren’t just magically fixed by falling in love with a billionaire. Yes, one guy had money, but still had the responsibility that went along with owning and running his own specialty company.
The guys have history and have mistakes they’ve made in the relationship they had before, to try and push past. This is important. Like I said. Ordinary-Joe stuff. But that’s what makes it work. It’s not great. It’s not perfect. It’s not the best or marvelous. It’s good.