A secret affair can’t go on forever.
Dylan Philips admits it himself: he’s a relentlessly single man in a small suburban town, both proud of and resigned to being a good teacher and a devoted nephew to his mischievous great-aunts.
When the aunts take a hand in matchmaking him with Josie Whitman, the girl who lives along the street, Dylan doesn’t tell them what kind of soul mate he’s really looking for—and the fact that he’s already found the man in question. It’s not Josie who’s travelling from London every month to her town property, but her journalist brother Neal. And Dylan meets up with Neal whenever he can.
But decisions must be made for their future. Dylan is risk-averse to everything from overseas travel to coming out, whereas Neal embraces adventure—and now he wants to take Dylan with him.
Horrified that his chance at love will move even further out of his reach, Dylan realises it’s time for him to own up to what kind of man he really is. He needs to find courage and compromise. And who knows whether the great-aunts will be a help or a hindrance with that?
This was such a cute story. Neal and Dylan had been together for a while at the start of the book. However there’s still things they have to overcome to be happy together. They’re sweet together and clearly want more from their relationship. Dylan was scared of making the change to go for what he wants. But he desperately needed Neal in his life. Neal needed more as well, but a different more. I loved that he stood up for himself but was also glad when he and Dylan worked things out. Dylan’s great aunts were a hoot. They added a fun layer to the story. They were quirky and unique and very well developed for how little they were in the story. The way the meddled was quite endearing and you could tell they loved Dylan very much. I liked Neal and Dylan’s happy for now ending. They are very much in love and are so happy together. You can tell they’re going to work hard to keep their relationship going. I’d love to catch up with these two a few years down the line to see how they handle their relationship out in the open long term. I would love to know how Dylan deals with being out in the open to everyone and how he takes to traveling.
Clare took the pen name London from the city where she lives, loves, and writes. A lone, brave female in a frenetic, testosterone-fuelled family home, she juggles her writing with her other day job as an accountant.
She’s written in many genres and across many settings, with award-winning novels and short stories published both online and in print. She says she likes variety in her writing while friends say she’s just fickle, but as long as both theories spawn good fiction, she’s happy.
Most of her work features male/male romance and drama with a healthy serving of physical passion, as she enjoys both reading and writing about strong, sympathetic and sexy characters.
Clare currently has several novels sulking at that tricky chapter 3 stage and plenty of other projects in mind . . . she just has to find out where she left them in that frenetic, testosterone-fuelled family home.
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