Resuscitating Love (Crabbypatty’s Review)

Title: Resuscitating Love
Author: Devon Rhodes
Publisher: Pride Publishing
Release Date: January 31, 2017
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance
Page Count: 33
Reviewed by: Crabbypatty
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 4.25 stars out of 5

If Hill keeps putting cowboys ahead of his marriage, even being a cardiologist won’t help David fix their broken hearts.

Hillard ‘Hill’ Pearson, the new events director of the American Royal, has worked hard to get to where he is. This is his first year as director, and the huge responsibility of the more visible position has taken over his life. Yes, he could be considered a workaholic, but he’s put fifteen years into the event he’s loved since he was a kid, and now is his chance to shine.

When David Weinstein finally convinced his long-time partner, Hill, to marry him, he thought it would bring them closer together. Instead, they’re not even to their first anniversary and their relationship is suffering. David’s finally at a stage in his medical career where he has regular hours, but he can’t seem to connect with his husband when he’s free. Now, with the event that he’s sick of hearing about underway, he feels like he’s making all the effort with no return.

Can Hill and David resuscitate their love before David gives up on the promise of forever?

Publisher’s Note: This story has been previously released as part of the “Unconventional in Kansas City” anthology.

Hill and David, together for over a decade, know each other so well and are so comfortable with one another that they may have started to take their love for granted. While David’s career as a cardiologist has finally allowed him to relax and step away from responsibilities, Hill has taken on the time-consuming job of events director for the American Royal, a livestock show, horse show and rodeo held yearly in Kansas City.

This novella may be short on pages but is long on heartfelt emotions and quiet realizations between two men who just need a reminder that their hearts still soar together. Add in a nicely steamy love scene and “Resuscitating Love” gets a solid 4 stars. Give this a read – I think you’ll enjoy it!

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Galley copy of Resuscitating Love provided by Publisher in exchange of an honest review.


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I distinctly remember that day in school when, all of a sudden, those squiggles on the page made sense and I could read. It has changed my life in ways I still cannot comprehend.

My favorite M/M tropes are friends-to-lovers, murder/mysteries, amnesia, hurt/healing and historicals. Shifters, vampires, paranormal? Meh … not in my wheelhouse, but I’m a sucker for a well-written well-plotted book, no matter the genre.

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1 comment

  • That was quick! Great review. I’m on an established relationship kick right now so I will most certainly be reading this!


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