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- ASIN : B07SL5TBZT
- Publication date : June 3, 2019
- Language : English
- File size : 2955 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 480 pages
- Page numbers source ISBN : 1088562949
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #9,986 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Declan has struggled for years to keep the inn afloat after the death of his parents. Providing for his brothers, Em and Connor, was a priority, along with keeping his daughter in his life, following his divorce.
When Pam, Declan's aunt and cook, hurts her foot, Mal steps in to her role at the Inn. In doing so, he becomes immersed in the running of the Inn, Declan's and his daughter, Lily's life, and the inhabitants of the island.
But of course, this isn't utopia, so two snakes show up and throw Mal and Declan into turmoil.
Sometimes family holds you back, and sometimes it forces you to confront your fears and place your trust in your desires and that of a HEA. Once again, we're reminded that money doesn't count for much in the 'grand scheme of things.'
A beautiful story of two strong men and the relationship they build together.
I received an ARC from the author but purchased my own copy. If an author can write a love story that stays with you after the last page, I want to support them in any way I can. Great going, Spencer! I hope to read many more books from you!
Spencer has never been one to shy away from deep or controversial topics (drug overdose, Adam’s Song—read that for sure, age gap Nick, Very deeply), but this book was simultaneously heavy and light, a balance that’s pretty hard to capture. There are depictions of domestic violence that ring shockingly—and, to that end, quite frighteningly—true. As a result, this could hit home for some. On the flip side, the overall feel of the book is lighter with an HEA (again, how is this even possible with this content?!?), perfectly balancing the dark and light making for a compelling read. I like a good angsty book sometimes, but this isn’t quite that. The characters are too sweet, too likable to be overtly angsty so the overall feel is lighter than many could write. Occasionally one MC is just a little too self depreciating (ironically not the survivor), but overall it works for the character so avoids being annoying.
I received an ARC of the book, but bought it as well for my collection. I’m anticipating this will turn into another delightful series that I will likely read again and again.
Malachi is a runner and a person with the lowest self esteem ever until he escapes to Summersea, Atlanta. There he he goes to the Wisteria Inn and meets Deacon a closeted Gay. He is divorced with a nine year old daughter. Both Deacon and Mal are immediately attracted to each other. After Pam the cook, has an accident and is unable to cook, Mal takes one since that's his career. Slowly things start to develop amormously. There are so many more details for these two that makes this book great.
As for me, I strongly dislike Stephen who is nothing but trouble.
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Deacon is the co-owner of the Wisteria Inn with his two brothers, Connor and Em, who both now live off the island. They inherited the Inn from their parents after they died in a car crash eleven years ago. Deacon, aged thirty, is divorced and is dad to nine year old Lily. Deacon is in the closet although he's known he is gay since he was fifteen years old.
Mal is a success with the guests staying at the Inn, his cooking and baked goods very popular. But Mal tries not to get too attached to his new life, especially to Deacon, as Mal knows he's moving on once Pam's foot is healed. Mal is terrified that his ex will find him. Mal believes he has a weakness for the wrong type of man and he thinks that Deacon is straight so would fit into that category. Because of Stephen's manipulating him, Mal has no sense of self-worth and is convinced he is a failure. Because of Stephen's continuing threatening behaviour, Mal thinks he himself brings problems to those he loves.
One night, Mal shares part of his story with Deacon, but Deacon knows Mal isn't telling him everything that's troubling him. Mal and Deacon become closer as the days and weeks pass but there is a temporariness to their friendship, as if they know they won't be around for each other in the future. Mal is frightened of more than one thing in his life and is in a constant battle with himself not to just run away.
Deacon finds out there is a threat to the idyllic Wisteria Inn and he foresees a crisis for the town of Adair and their local area. To pile another problem on top of that, Deacon finds out more of Mal's past when it turns up on their doorstep. Not long after, we meet one of Deacon's family members from hell - gulp. Then the ex-wife turns up. So many lurches and slight angsty times but all adding to the "fun"!
Spencer Spears has a way with words. He describes the inner thoughts and feelings of his main characters so well. I love the description from Deacon's point of view when he first sees Mal arriving in the reception of the Inn, he finds that Mal felt familiar - "like someone from a dream I'd had long ago, a dream that left fingerprints on my heart." As for Mal's first reaction to Deacon, he believes him to be "the most gorgeous man I had ever seen". But looks are only the first things they notice about each other, and the two men's relationship morphs into a soft, caring, tender "friendship", at the beginning...
Many of the supporting characters in "Wild Heart" are crying out for their own stories to be told. We know little bits of their lifes' journeys already from Spencer Spear's excellent descriptions of the Wisteria Inn world and its inhabitants on Summersea Island. The banter between Mal and Deacon can be snarky and quirky, with many laugh out loud moments also from Mal's inner dialogue.
"Wild Heart" by Spencer Spears is a standalone M/M romance and the first book in a new series from Spencer. It is told from both points of view and has a happy ending.... and kittens.... many, many adorable kittens. This is a story of two men finding the other half of their hearts, takes place in an idyllic place and has steamy love scenes that will curl your toes - in a good way! This is the first of, I hope, many life and love stories from Summersea Island. I want to live in the garden of the Wisteria Inn!
I adored Mal and Deacon and their not so easy journey to their HEA, these two give each other the strength they need and they way the story is told you are fully cheering for them. The supporting characters were equally important to their story especially Lily and her kittens ...all 6 of them ( I loved the kittens) and Deacon’s Aunty Pam.
This book has everything I value in a story, great writing, good editing, totally loveable characters, and a story that makes me want to read it again and again and tell all my friends about. It is now firmly ensconsed in my favourites library along with all Spencer’s other books. This wonderful author is unarguably one of my favourites and I can't wait for the next book in the series.