Slow slow slow burn for this look at love after loss
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This was my first read by Bryan T. Clark and I enjoyed it. There’s a huge amount of world building gone into this book, layers which bring depth to the romance between two different people from totally different worlds.
It’s not quite slow burn, but it builds up the tension as Diego can’t quite understand why Winston is so drawn to him but, for the older man, it’s a second chance of love having lost his husband, the man who had taken care of everything for him in the past decade.
There’s hesitancy but the men create a deep connection with each other in spite of the secrets and the differences however, I did find it took a while to really get going. There’s lots of expressive prose describing the day to day actions of both men which are gorgeously written but perhaps not all needed.
As I’ve not read this author before I’m unsure if this is just their style but the slow languid pace was sometimes a bit frustrating and I just wanted the big fall out to hurry up and get out in the open so both men could move on with building a new life together!
#ARC kindly received from the author in exchange for an honest and unbiased review