Title: Buried Passions
Author: Andrew Grey and Joel Leslie (Narrator)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press LLC
Release Date: March 14th 2018
Genre(s): M/M Contemporary Romance
Length: 6 hrs and 52 mins
Reviewed by: Belen
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5
When Broadway actor Jonah receives word that his uncle has passed away and named him the heir to a property in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, Jonah’s plan is to settle the estate as quickly as possible and return to his life in New York City. Much to Jonah’s surprise, the inheritance includes the Ashford Cemetery—and its hunky groundskeeper, recent Bosnian immigrant Luka Pavelka.
Jonah soon discovers Luka is more than easy on the eyes. He sees into Jonah’s heart like no man ever before, and his job at the cemetery is all he has. If Jonah sells, Luka is left with nothing. Luka is there for Jonah when Jonah needs someone most, and there’s no denying the chemistry and connection between them. But Jonah has a successful career back in New York. Now he must decide if it’s still the life he wants….
Told from the single POV of out and proud Broadway actor, Jonah, he’s surprised when he finds out he’s the heir to property in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.
Jonah plans to leave New York only for as long as it takes to settle his uncle, Samuel’s, estate, but when he learns the estate includes a cemetery and he starts to fall for the gorgeous groundskeeper, Luka, Jonah finds himself with some hard decisions to make.
There were a few things that kept me from loving this – I was disappointed I didn’t find out what the feud was between Jonah’s mother and Samuel, the pacing was a bit slow, and I was hoping for some more levity or humor, but overall the story was a light listen made better for Joel Leslie’s narration.
Joel’s performance made the characters feel real and relatable and the setting feel authentic.
Buried Passions is a sweet romance with some character growth, a realistic setting, some insta-love with plenty of chemistry, and a very happy ending.
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