Title: As The Sun Sets (Love for the Seasons book 3)
Author: R.J. Jones
Publisher: Vivid Blue Press
Release Date: February 24, 2017
Genre(s): Gay contemporary romance, doctor, nurse, dog, starting over, past mistakes, forgiveness, friends to lovers
Page Count: 159 pages
Reviewed by: Natosha
Heat Level: 4.8 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5
A sea change could be just what the doctor ordered.
Doctor Scott Penney used to be a Paediatric Oncologist—until he burned out. Watching children suffer and die took its toll on his mental health. To cope, he used anonymous sex as an emotional crutch, thinking it was better than hitting the bottle. But that inevitably destroyed his relationship with the man he loved.
With his tail between his legs and a year’s worth of celibacy under his belt, Scott accepts a position as an Accident and Emergency consultant, leaving his career in oncology and London behind.
Ben Jenkins is a paediatric nurse who loves his seaside city, his job, and his faithful old Labrador, Happy. When he meets the new doctor, Ben falls for Scott’s kind-yet-reserved personality—not to mention his good looks. Scott is great with the children who come through the hospital, but Ben senses there’s more to Scott than meets the eye.
Scott tries to resist Ben’s sunny charm—Scott’s not boyfriend material, after all—but it’s impossible not to fall in love with the sad looking old dog and his charming owner. As Scott and Ben get closer and the weather heats up, tragedy strikes and Ben is left wondering how much of Scott’s history he actually knows.
For them to move forward, Ben must show Scott that no matter what happened in the past, a beautiful day can always start after the sun sets.
Wow what an amazing story. There is just other way to describe it.
This is a story about a man who had everything going for him to only throw it all away in the blink of the eye. Scott is an amazing doctor. He is one of those doctors that fights for his patients and does not give up. He fights all the way to the end if he needs too. But the thing is being an pediatric oncologist is slowly killing Scott with each tiny patient that passes away. Scott needs an out and does not have one because he refuses to drink or use any kind of illegal subastance to get him over his heartbreak with each patient he tries to save and can’t. Which is completely commendable of him. But instead of talking to his boyfriend at the time about is going on he instead turns to anonymous sex with strangers at a sauna. This is what ends his relationship and his patient continuing to pass away is what burns him out in his current job.
Fast forward a year and Scott is still trying to get his life back on track and to forgive himself for the things he did in his past and the pain he caused. He has taken a new job at A&E in the emergency department for children and moved from London to Brighton. He is trying to start over and the longer he is in Brighton the more he becomes comfortable in his own skin again andbeforw he even realizes it he is actually happy again and that has to do with a nurse that he works with now.
When Scott came to work at A&E Ben almost immediately fell for Scott from the start. But Scott was so closed off and did not seem to let anyone get close. What is a happy spot in Ben’s life is his dog Happy and because of that said dog, it gave Ben the opening he needed to slowly get closer to Scott. What starts off as friendship slowly turns into more between the two. The only thing that keeps standing in htheir way is Scott is still closed off about his past and when his past comes back to haunt Scott, it will be a miracle if the two men can get through it.
This book is a very emotional book. I loved it. It is about messing up and making amends for those mistakes. It is also about forgiveness. Sometimes forgiving ones self is more important than anything else. I truly found this book being inspirational. I do believe that this book will enjoyed by many.
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