Reviewed by Susan65
Title: Another Shot
Author: J.H. Knight
Heroes: Aaron Forester/Brad Collins
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 74 Pages
Publisher: J.H. Knight
Release Date: October 28, 2015
Available at: Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads
Blurb: The town of Heartsville means something different to everyone who lives there. For Aaron Forester, it’s a gay-friendly buffer between himself and the rest of the world. After being outed in high school and bullied to the point of violence, his family uprooted their lives and relocated to the small hamlet. He’s moved on from all that and now owns a popular café in the bustling shopping district. But after twenty years of happy living, Aaron’s past creeps up on him in the most unexpected way.
Brad Collins only has one regret and he’s carried it with him since he was a teenager. When he moves to Heartsville and gets set up on a blind date with the most adorable, engaging man he’s met in a long time, he couldn’t be happier. But Brad didn’t expect the guy to be the person he outed in high school—whom he’s now falling in love with.
Review: Cute story, with very little in the angst department. Aaron and Brad are given a second chance, even though at first they don’t even realize that they need one. We have a fast-paced, but not an overly exciting story involving a man who was forced to move away as a kid when he was beaten and bullied in high school after he was viciously thrown out of the closet. Sadly, for him, the one who inadvertently outed him is his current love interest.
Brad feels horrible for his part in Aaron’s past, but it wasn’t as bad as I feared, or hoped (yeah, I’m bad that way). Their situation is revealed later in the story and wrapped up quickly and easily. I guess it sticks with the Heartville theme, but I prefer a little more substance and a more drawn out “I’m sorry” , “You’re forgiven” scenario. Even though Brad really isn’t a bad guy, and the crime wasn’t really his, Aaron is a pushover…especially with his sister. It made sense, and most will love it, but it was too neat for me.
So, if you’re in the mood for a lighthearted, fast read, with two very cute and likable guys, then you will love this book and probably the whole Heartsville series.
Overall Impression: It was good
*I received a copy of this book from the author in return for a fair and honest review.*