Author: Sierra Riley
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: April 22, 2016
Genre(s): Contemporary M/M
Page Count: 230
Reviewed by: Susan
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5
“When you’re around, you’re all I can see”
“Someday, my prince will come.”
Danny is an artist, and he has the best job in the world. He gets to create beautiful things at the bakery his best friend owns. The only thing that would make life better is finding his own personal Prince Charming, but despite a life-long addiction to happily-ever-after, he doesn’t really hold out much hope for that. He’d rather be alone than compromise who he is for men who are only interested if he tones down his flamboyant personality.
“Someday, I’ll find a better life.”
Mace learned to protect himself while growing up in a harsh foster care system. Serving an unjust prison sentence taught him even more valuable life lessons. Don’t let your feelings show. Trusting people only gets you hurt. It’s okay to want things, but don’t expect to hold onto them. Now that he’s out, Mace keeps to himself, quietly enjoying the work he’s found caring for beautiful things while he saves for a better life. Even if he has no idea what that will actually look like.
“It’s you. My better life is you.”
When Danny bursts into Mace’s life, the beautiful man has him questioning everything life has taught him, from his sexuality to the wisdom of trusting someone with his heart. Danny makes him want things he’s not sure he believes in, and when a series of local robberies lead to his arrest, his faith in what’s possible is put to the test.
A very sweet story. Not too deep, but very enjoyable nonetheless.
Danny is working in his best friend’s bakeryand loves to decorate cookies and makes them into a work of art.
He has been told by several ex-boyfriends that he needs to ‘tone it down’. But Danny doesn’t want to tone anything down, so he just stays single since he can’t seem to find his prince charming.
But that is until he meets hunky gardener Mace. Danny can’t help but going back to the park on his lunch break so he might run in to the hot gardener again. But he didn’t expect to get into a situation where he needs rescuing, and where Mace saves him.
After their encounter they become friends and Mace walks Danny home after work every night to make sure Danny is safe.
But Mace is convinced Danny is dating the owner if the bakery and Danny is convinced Mace is straight…
I really liked how Mace constantly told Danny he was perfect the way he was. He didn’t need to tone down anything. He could be as fabulous as he wanted to be.
I did get frustrated with Mace a few times (like when he
- didn’t speak up to the police but just took the blame
(There wasn’t a lot of steam, but we did get a sexy scene at the end.)