Title : Unearthing Cole
Author : A.M. Arthur
Publisher : Dreamspinner Press (BUY HERE)
Genre : M/M, Contemporary
Length : 171 pages (e-book)
Published : March 20, 2013
Cole Alston swore he’d never return to his childhood home in rural North Carolina, but when his mother dies, he inherits her hoarded property. He hopes to sell everything and use the money to start over in Canada, far away from his abusive ex-boyfriend. It’s a daunting task, and Cole has no idea where to start. Luckily for him, the local antique store owner, Jeremy Collins, volunteers his services in sorting the hoard. Their professional relationship soon evolves into a personal one, but Cole must overcome his past and his anxiety before he can accept a new man in his life or the possibility of a happy future.
Warning: If you tend to cry during emotional stories, you may need to keep a few tissues handy.
I give the warning because Unearthing Cole is not a warm and fuzzy romance, it’s a very emotional read that deals with very serious issues that happen everyday to people all over the world.
If you’ve read the blurb, then I don’t have to tell you what this story is about, because it says everything I would say. I will tell you that Cole Alston is a very intense character to read. The things this poor man has been through broke my heart over and over again, but I’m thankful for the relationship he develops with Jeremy Collins. Jeremy has had his own share of heartbreak and has worked through it and came out on top, and having him there for Cole is a godsend. Jeremy knows when to back off but he also knows just how much to push to get Cole to open up. This is one of those books that’s makes you want more, just so you can see how the characters have grown over the passage of time. I could literally feel all the love and passion the author put into this story and that alone made it a terrific read.
Now, this may be my first read by A.M. Arthur, but I can tell you with 100% certainty that it won’t be my last, especially if all her books are written with such passion for her characters.
Rated 5 stars by Jen