Second Chance at Love
Title : Second Chance at Love
Author : Diana DeRicci
Publisher : Dreamspinner Press (BUY HERE)
Genre : M/M, Contemporary
Length : 106 pages (e-book)
Published : April 10, 2013
The hole in Tony Teagan’s heart is slowly shrinking. Since losing the love of his life, he’s buried himself in running West TonDe Press, but now he can remember the good times. Still, that doesn’t mean he’s ready for a new man in his life. Then he meets nighttime delivery guy Brandon, who appears on his doorstep with Thai food. Tony’s interest is piqued despite their ten-year age difference, and Brandon is all for a new relationship. Relinquishing his hold on his deceased lover is the hardest challenge Tony will face, but if his future is combined with Brandon’s, he may have a second chance at love after all.
This was a very sweet and short story. The characters were quite engaging, and although I wasn’t completely engrossed (no KAPOW!) it was nevertheless a lovely story. I know a lot of readers will love it; especially given the setting 😉 Tony is a book editor/publisher within, yep, you guessed it — the m/m genre!
Can anyone ever match up to the “love of your life” ? Life itself goes on, so in theory you get a second crack at love – if you are lucky, and maybe even want to move on. Tony seemed content to meander along – and don’t you hate the word content? Life should be LIVED! Certainly your partner that passed away would want you to move on. Surely. Then when fate smiles down on you and you meet someone out of the blue – doing something that the both of you do all the time – Tony orders in, regularly. Brandon delivers take away, regularly (well, it is his job LOL) But one day your paths collide and there is a spark of interest, you would be a fool not to act on it 🙂 and this Tony did, in such a sweet way. Which I won’t tell you how, just the why ….
Tony was over a decade younger than his partner – who was everything to him, mentor as well as lover, he helped Tony out when he had really needed it. Now he meets Brandon, who is 10 years younger than him and has had a pretty rough time of it. His family are not great, and he is working two jobs to fund college. Life is tough. Sleep a luxury he doesn’t often get. I really liked Brandon! He was doing it tough, but you didn’t get the sense that he was a whiner – he just got on with it. The perfect setting to “pay it forward“. Tony was great too – two lovely guys that just needed to get past a couple of obstacles: age difference and the shadow of that great love.
As I said the story is incredibly sweet, no angst to speak of – just 2 really nice guys who find eachother 🙂 I really do recommend this book for that rainy day when you can curl up on the couch with a cuppa and the time to read it in one sitting: a definite feel good factor to the story which was a breath of fresh air these days when angst and D/s seem to be the tropes de rigueur 🙂 Go. Buy the Book!
Rated 4 stars by Barb