My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This book has been added to my best of 2010 list. I know I tend to rate nearly everything I read as four stars, and that might seem odd, but maybe it is just that I know how to pick a good book. 😉
This book certainly fell into the good book category. I enjoyed every moment of it, and found it very difficult to put down. I would read it while brushing my teeth and getting ready for bed, and then read all the way to the bedroom, and read more IN bed and only reluctantly turn off my eReader to go to sleep. I carried it with me to the doctors office and was almost annoyed when he called my name and interrupted my reading! LOL.
I liked the characters of Booker and Charlie and the villains were people I loved to hate. *g*
The story involves Charlie, a not long divorced and out gay man who’s in a relationship with Kevin, which is supposed to be an open relationship. It’s not a very exciting one, at least from Charlie’s POV. He feels as though the whole thing just doesn’t fit quite right, and when Kevin admits that he’s been sleeping with others, that just seems to ring the death knell. Add to that, the fact that Charlie has just bought a cottage on the banks of a lake to help him overcome his fear of water. He is fascinated by the handsome male neighbor and things start to get even more interesting.
Booker, (said handsome neighbor) is a man with a past, but he’s working hard to put it behind him when he meets Charlie. Sparks of attraction are immediate, and it doesn’t take long at all for those sparks to ignite into flames, but in saying that, I need to add that the story never seemed rushed, and the conclusions reached were paced well and neither dragged, nor hurried the pace of the story.
I highly recommend this one!