Guest Reviewed by Morgan
Title: Love Turned Blue
Author: Evan Gilbert
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 73 Pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: September 16, 2015
Available at: Amazon and Barnes & Noble
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Blurb: After a strained and unfulfilling marriage to a woman, contractor Slade Thompson has had some very hot sex with some very hot men. But none of them have come close to giving Slade what he really wants—love and commitment. When he meets auto mechanic Bruno Ross, Slade finally finds a man who desires a dedicated relationship as much as he does. But Slade’s thirteen-year-old son Kent is spiraling out of control as he struggles through the emotional fallout from the divorce. It’s too bad Bruno doesn’t like kids, and isn’t at all sure he wants to be around a hostile boy who blames his gay dad for tearing his family apart.
Bruno has baggage of his own. He broke up with Davis, his partner of eleven years, only five months before he met Slade. It quickly becomes obvious that, despite his strong feelings for Slade, Bruno hasn’t quite broken his emotional ties to his past with Davis. Mutual desire—no matter how strong—might not be enough to hold their budding romance together.
Review: Slade and Bruno are both working guys, out of long relationships, looking for another shot at forever.
Slade was married to a woman for years, though he’s always been gay. Since the divorce, nobody has been willing to be his next forever guy.
Bruno is only 6 months out of an 11 year relationship, but they’d been growing apart for months before that. He isn’t into kids, and is wary of starting a new relationship so quickly on the heels of the last.
When they meet, the attraction is instantaneous and they pretty much see each other every day after that for the next 2 weeks. The only real obstacle is Kent, Slade’s teenage son, who doesn’t know Slade is gay.
But… they work things out and we get a really pretty solid HEA/HFN.
This is a new author to me. It was a short story, so things moved fast, but – ya know- sometimes they do in real life, too.
I thought the dynamics between Bruno and Davis were fascinating, and I almost wanted to know more about that, even though it was unhealthy, it was interesting.
Slade’s relationship with his son definitely needed more page time, as he came off looking like a dad that doesn’t care… and I’m sure that’s not the case.
In the end, I liked this very much and would definitely read more from this author in the future.
Overall Impression: I really liked it
*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in return for a fair and honest review.*