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Cozzi Cove: Bouncing Back by [Cosentino, Joe]
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Editorial Reviews


"Cozzi Cove: Bouncing Back is the very finest in literary fiction with a romance theme, yet it's more than just that--it's about human connections and empathy and finding a way out of the fear and inertia faced by so many. It's also about courage and strength, about respect and coming to terms with all that life has to offer, and it's about letting go. I loved this book and look forward to the next in the series. This is a highly recommended read, well-deserving of Five Stars."  -GGR Reviews

"I loved this story. It carries you through the full range of emotions, from joy to sadness, from happiness to anger.  The characters are beautifully written....I look forward to a return visit to the Cove." -TBR Pile

"In true Joe Cosentino style, this book is packed full of drama! This cast of characters will have you laughing out loud one minute before ripping your heart out the next." -Joyfully Jay

"Cosentino tells the stories of the guests and owners at Cozzi Cove as separate yet intertwining stories, a delivery style that's genius. It's a bit like watching segments unfold in soap opera fashion....While the story is rife with the humor and lighthearted romance I've come to associate with Joe Cosentino, it also addresses several serious topics associated with the gay community: homophobia, stereotyping and coming out." -3 Chicks After Dark

About the Author

Bestselling author Joe Cosentino won Divine Magazine’s Readers Poll of 2015 for Best LGBT Mystery Novel, Best LGBT Humorous Novel, and Best LGBT Contemporary Novel. He wrote Cozzi Cove: Bouncing Back & Cozzi Cove: Moving Forward in the Cozzi Cove beach series (NineStar Press); Drama Queen and Drama Muscle Nicky and Noah mysteries (Lethe Press); In My Heart/An Infatuation & A Shooting Star, A Home for the Holidays, The Naked Prince and Other Tales from Fairyland (Dreamspinner Press); Paper Doll, Porcelain Doll, Satin Doll, and China Doll Jana Lane mysteries (The Wild Rose Press), and The Nutcracker and the Mouse King (Eldridge Plays and Musicals). He has appeared in principal acting roles in film, television, and theatre, opposite stars such as Bruce Willis, Rosie O’Donnell, Nathan Lane, Holland Taylor, and Jason Robards. Joe is currently Head of the Department/Professor at a college in upstate New York, and is happily married. His upcoming novels are Cozzi Cove: Stepping Out (NineStar Press), Drama Cruise Nicky and Noah mystery (Lethe Press), and Rag Doll Jana Lane mystery (The Wild Rose Press). Joe was voted 2nd Place for Best MM Author of the Year in Divine Magazine’s Readers’ Choice Awards for 2015!

Product Details

  • File Size: 3773 KB
  • Print Length: 232 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: NineStar Press (March 19, 2016)
  • Publication Date: March 19, 2016
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01D7T939E
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,172,109 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Format: Kindle Edition
Where do I even begin? Bouncing back is the story of a resort called Cozzi Cove, run by Cal Cozzi. It I s also about the guests for this summer's season as well. In one Cabin we have Mario( remember him from infatuation?) and his twin Harold. We have a wealthy Gay couple whose son is coming for a visit as well. We have an OCD writer, a porn star, A man on his deathbed, a young waiter on vacation and a reclusive middle-aged gamer and a mermaid. ( I will let you read and see if the Mermaid is real.) And we have some regulars as well. Cal's sister Taylor, Carla, who runs the seafood restaurant in town and Tommy that owns the bar. Quite a cast of characters. The story is like love boat on land.

I'm not going into detail about any coupling as that would be spoilers so I will let you grab a copy to see what all goes on. I will say each storyline is fabulous. Though this isn't a mystery, I sat on the edge of my chair wondering who was going to fall for who and if it was all going to be happy endings.

If you like a lot of angst, some humor, love, sadness,(be sure to have a couple of boxes of tissue handy and some hot sensual man-sex I highly, highly recommend this book. I loved all of the Joe Cosentino's books, but I think this is my favorite to date! I am ready for book 2!

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Heartbreaking and heartwarming, sweet beginnings for some, sour endings for others, emotions jumping off the page as you turn eagerly to read more, welcome to Cozzi Cove. The author measured his scales to perfection in delivering the perfect balance of love, laughter and tears in this sexy, fun filled holiday romance entwined with some sadness.
Summer magic waved it's wand at all who visited and stayed at Cozzi Cove and I was one of those who wanted to stay.
Joe Cosentino never does a one-man show, he has too many characters shouting at him, all wanting to be included and as he never wants to disappoint, he includes then all. In this book, we are introduced to –
Mario and Chris – two young men who could so easily fall in love with each other but does Mario have another side to him that Chris hasn't seen yet or more importantly, likes?
Greg and Josh – still so much in love after 30 years but concerned that their son maybe – horror of horrors - straight!
Arthur – the accident prone, sun allergic, graphic designer and his….merman? nothing is as it seems, or is it?
Mark and Tim – sad but so readable storyline
Sean and Chuck – the 60 year old, OCD virgin and the I-don't-want-to-be-a-porn-star-anymore actor.
Cal and Lance – the owners of Cozzi Cove and so much in love with each other and their cove.
Connor – the outrageous flirt/man slut, who is happy going from one hook-up to the next and always on the lookout for the “next”.
Every character, enhanced by Joe Cosentino’s unique magical style, sprinkled their love dust over Cozzi Cove, bringing it to life, where it bloomed and flourished.
I loved every word – the sexy ones, the humorous ones, the plain and simple love ones and even the sad ones, they all added up to a joyous and memorable read.
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Book – Cozzi Cove: Bouncing Back (Cozzi Cove #1)
Author – Joe Cosentino
Star rating - ★★★★★
No. of Pages - 213

Movie Potential – ★★★★★
Ease of reading – very easy to read
Would I read it again – Yes!

Reviewed for Divine Magazine

Themes that may be triggers – cancer, child abuse, suicide, death, homophobia


“Cozzi Cove must be a magical place where opposites attract, people fall in love, and last wishes are granted.”


Cozzi Cove is that fantasy place where everything is kind of perfect, without being unbelievable. But, behind the scenes of his perfect location lie dark secrets, dark pasts and heavy burdens. The story is about how a group of eight men deal with the darker aspects of their lives finally being confronted.

Think the ultimate holiday romance, that doesn't have to end when the week is over. Though it might normally seem extreme to think that two men could fall in love with each other after only a week, the setting, description and chemistry between all couples really works in this story. Not one relationship seems ridiculous or rushed.

Potential couples are:

Cal and Lance – Cal, as the manager for Cozzi Cove, is pretty much the man who makes it all happen for everyone else. Cozzi Cove is his dream, with his husband Lance, until things begin to crumble as the story progresses. When new kid Michael comes into the picture, things begin to make sense again.

Tim and Mark – Tim is one of those tortured souls, who lives life to the full but keeps his past well guarded. Mark, on the other hand, is this beautiful, gentle soul, who has come to Cozzi Cove to make peace with his life.
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Cozzi Cove in my opinion is a book about moving on, letting go of past hurt, finding a new love, forgiving but leaving behind a dead weight, getting over anxiety, moving on to the next step in ones life, choosing to live instead of exist, and spending time with the one you grow to love even though it may not be long that you get to spend with them.

This book is about many different people. All of these men come together and get to know one another because of Cal Cozzi. He owns a bungalow resort and is gay friendly and advertises that his resort is. Many different people come to stay at the resort for a vacation and most leave their with a completely different life. It is as if the place is magical. People have the tendency of coming there and falling in love. Whether the love is short lived or lasts a lifetime.

These different groups of people are so different from one another it is like looking and seeing night and day. But regardless they all mesh well together. Even the couples that come together are the exact opposite of one another but that makes the story that much sweeter.

I really enjoyed this book. There was surprises that I did not see coming. There were parts that were hilarious, parts that were serious, parts that were happy and parts that were sad. Regardless of the emotion that the character was portraying at that moment I was able to feel it myself. So if for no other reason that made this an amazing book. I also truly loved the story line and the diverting the people in it. It made it seem so much more realistic. So job well done Joe.
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