Author: Nell Iris
Publisher: JMS Books LLC
Release Date: March 4, 2017
Genre(s): M/M Contemporary Romance
Page Count: 60 pages
Reviewed by: Natosha
Heat Level: 2 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5
Flamboyant book café owner Luca Moretti and geeky doctor Gus Hansen have been together for six years when the Supreme Court ruling makes same-sex marriage legal in all states. On June 26, 2015, Gus gets down on one knee and Luca screams yes.
On their wedding day, shortly before the ceremony, Luca’s mother explodes in anger, calling him a freak. The reason? He’s wearing a white veil, sprinkled with crystals.
Their relationship has been strained for a long time, and her words trigger traumatic memories. Instead of walking down the aisle, Luca runs.
Away from his mother. Away from Gus.
Gus counts down the minutes when Luca’s mother comes knocking. He realizes something’s wrong, but when he goes to talk to Luca, his husband-to-be is nowhere to be found.
Can Gus find Luca in time and manage to convince him to come back and get married?
Man meets man. Man falls in love with man. Man ask man to marry him. Man say yes and Wedding is about to be under way. Man’s mother makes an appearance before wedding and ruins it all. What will both men do now?
When Gus and Luca meet by coincidence the attraction between them was immediate. After getting to know one another love followed fairly quickly behind the attraction. Eventually they get to the point that when the Supreme Court ruled in favor of same-sex marriage and Gus knew he wanted to marry Luca. When Gus popped the question Luca of course said yes because they were perfect for one another. They completed the other like no one ever had and they were happy together and accepted each other for who they are and the things they liked.
Everything is going according to the plan of not seeing each other before the ceremony. Gus is in his own room getting ready and Luca is in his own room getting ready. Everything is going great and both men are excited. Everything seems amazing until it is not. Luca’s mom stops in to see him before the ceremony and proceeds to degrade Luca once again. Luca, normally so confident in himself, has the past wounds opened up because of her words and Luca starts to doubt himself and if he is what is best for Gus. So Luca does what he does best in this type of stressful situation and he runs just minutes before the ceremony is to begin.
When Gus finds out Luca is gone he immediately starts to search for him and has his mom stall the ceremony for them while Gus tries to find Luca. Can Gus find Luca before it is too late to get married? Will Luca still go through with the ceremony when and if Gus can find him?
This was a sweet romance that has brief descriptions of mental abuse by one of the main character’s mother. I enjoyed this read and I enjoyed being able to read about how Luca is able to overcome his mother’s bigotry. This is a sweet romance.
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