David James is smart, successful, handsome… and alone. After the death of his lover, Kyle, from cancer, he buried himself in his law practice and the gym. At forty-eight, he is haunted by his memories and walled off from the world. When David injures himself working out, he’s assigned to Brandon Smith for physical therapy. The vibrant young therapist is attracted to David and realizes he needs a hand to get back into dating. What begins as a practice coffee date escalates to friendship, passion, and maybe something more, as they navigate a new relationship in Washington, DC, and the gay mecca of Provincetown.September by Robert Winter
But David remains trapped behind the barrier of fear and guilt. Will he remain loyal to Kyle’s memory if he moves on? Can he and Brandon manage a twenty-two-year age gap? Brandon thinks he understands David’s concerns, and for him, the answer to those questions is yes. He wants to be with David, and he believes he can overcome David’s barriers. But Brandon fails to account for the world’s reaction to a handsome young man attached to an older, wealthy lover. David’s memories, Brandon’s pride, and an unexpected tragedy might cost them something very special.
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Because love is never easy.
It needs loads of tissue. And one was something I need to digest more slowly, because losing someone at David's age, was never easy. Been there before, and I'm glad David found Brandon and moved on (slowly).
This is not an easy read, no fun and rainbow, but the ending was worth waiting for. I can't blame David for his doubt and guilty feeling to his late lover, it was definitely understandable.
I'm glad Brandon can put up with it and he deserved all the happiness in his life. Kinda stubborn, but this is the struggles of almost the majority of gay relationship, so.
I just realized that this is Robert Winter's first book, and I will definitely read his other books in the future. The second book need to come out sooner!
* I received the ARC from Dreamspinner Press in exchange of a fair and unbiased review.*
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