The Remaking of Corbin Wale (Lili’s Review)

Title: The Remaking of Corbin Wale
Author: Roan Parrish
Publisher: Monster Press
Release Date: November 27th 2017
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance
Page Count: 226 pages
Reviewed by: Lili
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 5+ stars out of 5
Blurb:A Gay Book Reviews 5+ star read!

Last month, Alex Barrow’s whole life imploded—partner, home, job, all gone in forty-eight hours. But sometimes when everything falls apart, better things appear almost like magic. Now, he’s back in his Michigan hometown, finally opening the bakery he’s always dreamed of. But the pleasure of opening day is nothing compared to the lonely and beautiful man who bewitches Alex before he even orders.

Corbin Wale is a weirdo. At least, that’s what he’s heard his whole life. He knows he’s often in a fantasy world, but the things he feels are very real. And so is the reason why he can never, ever be with Alex Barrow. Even if Alex is everything he’s always fantasized about. Even if maybe, just maybe, Corbin is Alex’s fantasy too.

When Corbin begins working at the bakery, he and Alex can’t deny their connection any longer. As the holiday season works its magic, Alex yearns for the man who seems out of reach. But to be with Alex, Corbin will have to challenge every truth he’s ever known. If his holiday risk pays off, two men from different worlds will get the love they’ve always longed for.

The Remaking of Corbin Wale by Roan Parrish drew me in from the first page. There was a quiet, poetic, magical feel to the story. I took my time reading it; never wanting it to end.

It’s the story of two men who need each other. One man has recently moved back home, and the other is the town’s pariah. Alex and Corbin are instantly drawn to one another- like kismet. Little by little, they get to know each other and what ensues is a beautifully written slow burn romance.

Some highlights:

-The POV changes. The story is told from both men’s POV, and they alternate seamlessly allowing us to each man’s thoughts and feelings while moving the story along at a steady pace.

-Relationship development. Their love is built on patience and understanding.

-The writing is poignant and flawless. Every once in a while you come across a story that is special, and this is one of them.

There’s no way that I can do this book any justice, so all say is: read it.

5+ Stars

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I'm a romance junkie, who loves when books make her cry from heartbreak and happiness. A few of my favorite tropes: -Friends to lovers -Hurt/comfort/healing -Age gap NetGalley Member since 2015 2016 NetGalley Challenge 80% Professional Reader 2015 Challenge Participant