The Heights (Lakeshore #1)

Title: The Heights (Lakeshore #1)
Author: Amy Aislin
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: September 20, 2018
Genre(s): Contemporary
Page Count: 235 pages
Reviewed by: Tosha
Heat Level: 3.5 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5


Twenty-one years ago, a four-year old child was kidnapped from his front yard. He was never found. Until now.

All Nat Walker wants is to make his late father’s dream of running a father/son woodworking shop come true. And he had the perfect building in mind—until the new guy in town came in and bought the place right out from under him. The fact that the new guy is adorable means nothing. For all Nat cares, he can take his new dance studio and waltz back to New York City.

Professional dancer Quinn Carroll couldn’t be happier that he made the move to the small town of Lakeshore, Oregon. Sure, it’s not New York, but now he’ll be living closer to his adoptive brother. And since his studio will be the only one in the area, he should get enough business to keep him busy. Besides, there’s something about this place that seems familiar…

He doesn’t expect to fall hard for the local, grumpy woodworker who won’t even smile at him.

Talk about a sad tale. It broke my heart for certain reasons and then for others I felt as though maybe things happen for a reason. I truly had some mixed emotions about this book and how it made me feel. Regardless of not being able to say which emotion I felt the most, this was a great read.

This book starts out with a set of four year old twins playing in their front yard. One boy’s name was Dylan and the other’s name was Evan. While playing in the front yard, a lady that Dylan knew from the library pulls up and asks Dylan to come with her. Little does he know this will be the last time he sees his family again.

Twenty years later in the same quiet town of Lakeshore the boy was kidnapped from, everyone has all but put it behind them. Quinn has just moved to town and is opening up his own dance studio. He is so excited about it. He has been saving and now his dream is coming true. So long as he can get some little and big dancers in his studio to teach.

Though Quinn is happy about opening his own studio, someone is not happy about it. Nat has his eyes on the same property that Quinn opened his studio in. So he feels as if the property was stolen right out from under him. For this reason, Nat is not happy about the new dance studio.

When Nat sees the grand opening, he cannot help himself but to take a look. What he finds is Quinn. Though Nat tries to not like Quinn and not feel any attraction to the quirky man, he just can’t seem to help himself.

As time goes on, Quinn and Nat start a tentative friendship that soon grows to so much more. But news is waiting in the wings that is going to rock Nat and Quinn’s world. How will the deal with everything hat is about to happen? When the truth is revealed, how will they deal with the fallout? Will they be able to handle everything coming their way together or will they mess up so much that it will never work between them?

This was such a good book. I truly look forward to the next book in this series. I have no idea where Amy will go with book two after reading this book but if this book is anything to go on, it will be another great read.

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Galley copy of The Heights (Lakeshore #1) provided by Amy Aislin in exchange of an honest review.


Hello, I am an avid reader of male/male books. I do not have a favorite genre when it comes to male/male books because I love all of them from romance, dark reads, paranormal, shifter, threesome, whatever I see that catches my eye at the time. I read books about rock stars, CEOs, military, cops, and just the original plain old good boy types of books. Basically when it comes to a book, I read whatever I am in the mood for at the time. So my tastes varies from day to day and sometimes even hour to hour.