AUTHOR’S BLURB: Matthew Carmody is thirty years old and still has no idea what to do with his life. While he’s a qualified doctor, he’s given up his career in order to pursue his dream of being an artist. Escaping from the confines of his New England upbringing, he flees to the West Coast for a life as an openly-gay free spirit. But when the dream fails to become a reality, Matthew is left with no choice but to return back to his family and his old life. This means not only facing his father again, but shutting himself back into the closet he’d come out of only five years earlier.
Staying in a closet around the gorgeous Nathan Bradford isn’t going to be easy, though. Blond and beautiful, Nathan comes to see the new doctor in town and soon sets Matthew’s pulse racing. More than a mild distraction, Nathan is the catalyst that is going to make Matthew finally confront his deepest fears and feelings of worthlessness, especially when it comes to his father.
All Matthew can hope for is that one day he’ll make his father proud, but he soon wonders if coming home has been a huge mistake. How on earth can he undo thirty years of never feeling good enough, and at the same time manage to catch the hottest guy in the whole of Massachusetts? Surely that would take a miracle, and as a wise man tells Matthew, that’s just something he should never expect.
Please Note: This book contains Adult Language & Steamy Adult Activities, it is intended for 18+ Adults Only. Novella, approx. 30,000 words in length. HFN (happy for now ending). Does not end with a “cliffhanger”.
MY REVIEW: This is a good, sweet story that concentrates less on the love story aspect than the information on the main character, Matthew. That’s the main focus, though it does give a lovely love story and a couple of somewhat interesting other characters. This story is more about coming to terms with yourself, your choices and your life. When you approach it with this in mind, it becomes a much more fulfilling read.
I received a free advance reader copy of this book in exchange for an honest & unbiased review.