Reviewed by Morgan
Title: Waiting for Patrick
Author: Brynn Stein
Heroes: Elliot Graham/Ben Myers
Genre: MM Paranormal
Length: 280 Pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Pres
Release Date: September 16, 2016
Available at: Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads
Blurb: Architect Elliot Graham has bought and restored dozens of historic homes to their original splendor. As in his personal life, he loves them and leaves them, selling them off without looking back. But there’s something about the old plantation house he finds in South Carolina—a connection he can’t explain. He feels as though he recognizes the house, as if within its crumbling walls he might find something he doesn’t even realize he’s lost.
Ben Myers had promised his lover and soul mate, Patrick, that he would wait for his return. Ben has kept his word ever since Patrick left him to wait at the plantation house—during the Civil War. For the first time in many long years, Ben is no longer alone, and he reaches out to Elliot in dreams. Elliot tries to convince Ben that Patrick isn’t coming back, and Ben’s devotion is about to change not only his lonely existence, but Elliot’s life as well.
Review: I’m sort of on the fence about this book.
On the one hand, I’ll let you know now, that it has a very happy ending but…
It takes a long time for Elliot to come to a conclusion that I came to while reading the blurb so that was a bit frustrating. While I’d figured out what the deal was, I was left wondering just what he was going to do about the situation – which is definitively dealt with by the end.
I really didn’t care for Daniel’s part in this story and wasn’t sure why there was so much on-page sex with him and Elliot when he’s not the other MC. Call me a sap, but I like my sex between the two MCs (or three!) only and it wasn’t really necessary to read.
I also didn’t really understand the situation and how Patrick, Elliot and Ben ended up in the situation to begin with – even by the end – so that was a little frustrating.
I liked the supernatural/paranormal aspect of the story, the history, the way the dreams and reality all sort of blurred together – I thought that was well done and an interesting way to have our MCs interact.
I guess – if you’re a fan of ghost stories, like your angst on the light side and have an open mind – this might be a good fit for you.
As for me, I was a bit frustrated by this story and though I was grateful for the happy ever after – I kind of didn’t like the ending either so…
Overall Impression: It was good
*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in return for a fair and honest review.*