Title: Always Another Side
Author: Annabelle Jacobs
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: June 3, 2016
Page Count: 60,000 words
Reviewed by: Gigi
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5
Starting over at forty is hard work for landscape architect Jack Bowman. His long-term partner hurt him badly. With his self-esteem dented by the break up, trusting a new lover is going to take time.
Tyler Freeman is equally unlucky when it comes to love. Now that he’s over thirty-five, he’s tired of getting played. All he wants is someone special. How hard can it be to meet a man who’s honest, with no hidden surprises?
Being set up on a blind date might be a classic cliché, but it’s a stroke of good luck for Jack and Tyler. They have a lot in common, including previous relationships steeped in deceit, but it’s worth navigating their trust issues if it means laying those ghosts to rest.
Making it work finally seems possible—until an accidental discovery threatens their newfound happiness.
Get ready to fall in love with mature gentlemen who know exactly what they want!
Jack in a 40-year-old landscape architect (I had to look it up) who is just coming out of a 15 year relationship. 8 months after the breakup he is still bitter and angry and lonely.
Tyler is a 36-year-old who works in a design firm and thinks he is destined to be alone forever because he rushes head-first into any new relationship and uses gets his heart broken.
Jack and Tyler’s well-meaning friends set these two up on a blind date and the relationship starts there. Both men are refreshingly up front with one another and don’t play any games about what they want out of their relationship. No lack of communication here!
I enjoyed this sweet tale of falling in love again after heartbreak and I have a serious weak spot for men in their late 30’s and 40’s and Jack has silver hair and that amped everything up for me quite a bit. They never minced words and at least tried to take things slowly. Points for trying!
I did have a bit of a problem with the twist that came towards the end of the story. No spoilers, but it felt too easy and I wish I had been more surprised, but I still enjoyed this mostly fluffy look into the lives of kind, warmhearted men falling in love.