Reviewed by Susan65
Title: Journey to Lobster Cove
Author: Carol Lynne
Series: Cattle Valey #32
Heroes: Asa/Mario, Cullen/Joseph
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 104 Pages
Publisher: Totally Bound
Release Date: March 13, 2015
Available at: Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads
Blurb: Spreading acceptance one town at a time.
When the town of Cattle Valley runs out of room for new construction, Asa Montgomery begins to look into alternative locations. He discovers a small fishing village in Maine for sale and begins to make plans to purchase the picturesque town of Lobster Cove. Unfortunately, setting up a new community takes him away from his partner, Mario, who isn’t pleased about being left behind.
Meanwhile, after years of dancing around their mutual attraction, Cullen Bryant decides the time has come to lay his feelings for Joseph Allenbrand on the line. Unfortunately, his plan is cut short when Joseph sends him away with no other explanation than he should move on.
Joseph knew sending Cullen away was the kindest thing to do for the younger man, but when he hears Cullen truly may be moving on, he realizes it’s time to reevaluate his life. Will he work out his issues in time to save what he’s spent years denying?
Review: I am not sure if this is a segue into a new series, but if it is, Carol Lynne did a great job of creating a new LGBT safe community without taking anything away from the existing Cattle Valley. Incorporating a few of the residents will make it a lot easier to see the move as a continuation instead of a brand new series. This is all my opinion, and I have no idea if a new series is in the works, but I think it works either way.
Joseph is a stubborn man. He runs the LGBT youth shelter in DC and gives up his own life in the process. He really needed to see that he could do both, but it takes years for Cullen to get through to the man. And then it really wasn’t even Cullen who convinced him. Cullen is a saint for waiting on a man “of God” to return his affection…even after rejection…but when you know he’s-the-one, then you never give up, and Cullen doesn’t.
This was also a story about Mario and Asa, and I must say that Mario really made me wonder what happened to him. He appeared to be a lot more selfish, and I was a little worried that the money went to his head. But that turned out to be false and the crisis was averted. What happens in life is that couples have disagreements and that’s exactly what happened here. Nothing awful, but I was a little concerned. Still, Mario is a hottie, and I would just about forgive him anything.
What I missed was a Rio and Ryan sighting. I know they can’t be in every book, but a girl can dream. So, for those loyal Cattle Valley fans, grab this book and continue the journey eastward. I guarantee you will enjoy the trip.
Overall Impression: I really liked it
*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in return for a fair and honest review.*