Title: Prescription for Love (Road to Blissville, #7)
Series: A Road to Blissville
Author: Aimee Nicole Walker
Publisher: Chasing Rainbows Press LLC
Release Date: May 18, 2019
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance
Page Count: 223
Reviewed by: Bob-O-Link
Heat Level: 5 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5
What should’ve been an ordinary emergency call turned out to be something extraordinary.
Wanting to distance himself from his toxic parents, Trent Love moved to the quaint town of Blissville to begin a new life. What he finds is blazing chemistry with a hunky fireman who breathes new life into him.
Fearing they’re too different, Tucker attempts to extinguish the spark between them before it can ignite. How could a simple man like him compete with Trent’s life of wealth and privilege? Knowing you shouldn’t want something doesn’t make it go away, and Tucker’s desire for Trent continues to smolder.
Unwilling to accept their relationship is dead on arrival, Trent puts his resuscitation skills to good use. All he wants is a chance to prove he values Tucker’s wealth of character over meaningless material things. What do you get when you mix fire and oxygen: a five-alarm fire or a prescription for love?
Trent’s commitment to freeing himself from poisonous ties kindles a chain of events that have devastating consequences for both men. Is a relationship forged in fire strong enough to overcome these obstacles or is their love doomed to be just another bitter pill to swallow?
Prescription for love is a small-town, opposites-attract romance. It is the seventh book in the Road to Blissville series but reads like a standalone book. It contains sexually explicit material intended for adults 18 and older.
Road to Blissville Series
Blissville really must be quite a great place. This book, Number 7 in the series, is a stand alone – but the total series also a little like getting an off-on pass for a tourist jitney, with so many interesting stops available in town.
Ms Walker’s writing immediately draws us into the lives of her main characters, Tucker and Trent. They are deftly outlined for our familiarity, they are especially nice and interesting, and (thank you Ms Walker) they also start to have hot sex very early in the book. But, of course, that’s only a draw: “start” is the operative word, as the author is handy with foreplay interruptus.
Little by little they grow closer, to the point of immense shared need. The novel is oddly satisfying, concentrating on this developing relationship rather than any occurring plot points. Still, the reader will be irrevocably drawn in as Trent and Tucker move from attraction to physical intimacy, and finally to a shared love that goes beyond just sex. In this way, the novel supercedes merely erotic to become truly romantic. Even the novel’s “expected” eventual reversal of the top/bottom physicality doesn’t detract from the hot spirituality of these men.
The ups and downs of the plot around them are purposeful only in bringing these men greater self-awareness, and honing their draw to each other, which is oddly sufficient and truly satisfying for the reader. Trent sums up the ultimate truth for these lovers (as well as many readers): “All we’re guaranteed is this moment right here, baby. We can focus on the uncertainty of a future moment we might never have or live for this one.”
Prescription for Love is a purple prose love story at its very best!
Trope Warning: I really do enjoy those adult books I wouldn’t want any bus-mate reading over my shoulder. Nonetheless, I still raise my eyebrows at those trite tropes – porn girls with humongous, medically-created breasts (which might as well be labeled “Made in China”) or gay heroes so well (over)endowed as unrealistically to be able to compete for the Guinness Book of Records. (Having already established that Tucker is well-endowed, Trent yells in passion for him to get it out “and jack us off with your big hand.“ Sound like a recent presidential debate?) Don’t authors know, titillation notwithstanding, how much that can disappoint one’s subsequent real-life expectations?