- File Size: 2893 KB
- Print Length: 113 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (August 23, 2017)
- Publication Date: August 23, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B074MXH2X3
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #662,003 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
The Shore Thing (States of Love) Kindle Edition
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I enjoyed this light and summery romance. While Nico and Dale come from vastly different worlds, each of them are hiding and trying to cope with their own problems as best they can. They both also realize that they’re merely treading water – not actually moving on with their lives. Watching them come together in a slow, sweet romance was really enjoyable.
I was a little disappointed that the conflict was both predictable and only a very minor part of the storyline. Readers looking for a deep or complicated plot mightn’t find this aspect of the story very satisfying. I also felt like the ending wrapped up just a little too quickly. Considering how lovely and slow-paced the entire rest of the story came across, the fact everything wrapped up in a matter of pages, it felt jarring and sudden to me. I’d have loved if just a little more time and space had been dedicated to really round out the story and feel it would have given the entirety of the story a bit of better balance. I did, however, really love how much time was spent getting to know both Dale and Nico. I found the pacing of learning about them – and watching as they came to know each other – was deliciously slow and dealt with really well to my mind.
I was also pleased that the romance itself wasn’t rushed. I enjoyed how both Dale and Nico took their time and neither were in a hurry either to jump into a deep relationship or become intimate. While I can believe some readers might feel this progress is a little too slow for an erotic romance, I felt the story and timing was all the more believable for having it wait as long as they did.
This story really felt like a happy, light, summer romance read – something that would be perfect with a cool drink and could be a great way to enjoy a hot and lazy afternoon. With interesting and enjoyable characters and a lovely slow romance this story was a delight to read.
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Once Dale is convinced Nico is going to be okay, Dale brings Nico home with him to recover and Nico ... well he decides staying at Dale's for the foreseeable future sounds like a mighty fine thing indeed. Nico is young and running from his family, one he's sure won't want him when they find out he's gay, so when Dale doesn't immediately ask Nico to hit the road and offers him a place to stay for a bit while he gets his bearings, Nico can't say no. Especially when the pull of the ocean, the smell of salt in the air, and most importantly Dale himself gives him every reason to stay. Dale is wary of summer folk though, and his disdain for them is well-known, so he tries (TRY being the operative word here people) to keep his distance, but of course this proves to be impossible.
The Shore Thing was a really sweet, charming, no angst book that had me smiling from beginning to end. Nico is endearing and Dale, the big, buff, slightly jaded life guard was awesome. I loved these two together. There's some steam, not a lot and it fits perfectly with the vibe and length of the story, and their chemistry is really believable. I enjoyed the setting, the characters, the sense of the beach, the food, and everything else. This is a great, light read that is, well, perfect for the beach, so be sure to check it out.
A few things that still weren't quite resolved-did Nico mean to harm himself? Had Dale truly been around the block?
Even with things left unsaid or unanswered this low heat story was a good one.
Little bit predictable and cheesy! Dale the mega hot and built bottom and Nico the unsure but finds his groove top. It works.
Again the scenery plays a big part in their story. Now off to plan a shore trip!