Title: Setting the Hook
Author: Andrew Grey
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: May 12, 2017
Genre(s): Gay contemporary romance, ex military, two different worlds, family issues
Page Count: 200 pages
Reviewed by: Natosha
Heat Level: 3.5 flames out of 5
Rating: 4 stars out of 5
It could be the catch of a lifetime. William Westmoreland escapes his unfulfilling Rhode Island existence by traveling to Florida twice a year and chartering Mike Jansen’s fishing boat to take him out on the Gulf. The crystal-blue water and tropical scenery isn’t the only view William enjoys, but he’s never made his move. A vacation romance just isn’t on his horizon.
William Westmoreland escapes his unfulfilling Rhode Island existence by traveling to Florida twice a year and chartering Mike Jansen’s fishing boat to take him out on the Gulf. The crystal-blue water and tropical scenery isn’t the only view William enjoys, but he’s never made his move. A vacation romance just isn’t on his horizon.
Mike started his Apalachicola charter fishing service as a way to care for his daughter and mother, putting their safety and security ahead of the needs of his own heart. Denying his attraction becomes harder with each of William’s visits.
William and Mike’s latest fishing excursion starts with a beautiful day, but a hurricane’s erratic course changes everything, stranding William. As the wind and rain rage outside, the passion the two men have been trying to resist for years crashes over them. In the storm’s wake, it leaves both men yearning to prolong what they have found. But real life pulls William back to his obligations. Can they find a way to reduce the distance between them and discover a place where their souls can meet? The journey will require rough sailing, but the bright future at the end might be worth the choppy seas.
Andrew Grey always writes books that I enjoy. Each time I see a new book is coming out I make sure to grab it because I know that it is going to be a good read. This one was no different. I enjoyed this read. It has a small amount of drama and angst so on a day that someone is looking for a good romance, this is the book for you.
William and Mike have known each other for four years now. Mike owns a charter boat and has been taking William out on it twice a year for four years. This time something is different because this is the first time that William has been in town during one of the many storms that comes through Florida. Mike is a pro at them because this is where he is from and his mom is great at predicting what will happen with storms and how bad they will be. So when William finds himself stranded because his rental car would not start, Mike did not think twice about inviting him to stay with him, his daughter, and mother to ride out the storm. Poor William, having never been in this type of storm is scared beyond imaginable.
This is the night that both men give on too the attraction they have both felt for each other but never acted upon. Can two men from different walks of life take what could potentially be something special and make a life together? Or are they both from two different worlds with issues between them such as family and instead leave it as a one night stand?
I really enjoyed reading this book because it was not drama filled even though there was minor issues. I enjoyed it because these two men was able to communicate with one another and figure out what was best for both of them and their families without causing undue hurt or harm to the other. It was what I would consider a light hearted romance and I enjoyed it.
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