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- Listening Length: 4 hours and 30 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Dreamspinner Press LLC
- Audible.com Release Date: January 28, 2015
- Whispersync for Voice: Ready
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00SWDCZ14
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The son brings along his room-mate who, unlike the son, is working his way through college. The summer job in construction/renovation with free room to stay in, is very welcome, and Malachai has worked for his carpenter father, so he knows something about it.
Aaron had his son at a young age by accident. He always knew he was gay, but kept his sex life apart from his son. Malachai is out of the closet, but discrete. They both begin fighting an attraction, knowing things could get very messy...
So--father falls for son's friend and visa versa. That's the main story, although there are other conflicts due to Aaron's particular relationship to his son and the mother, and from being half in the closet due to his job as a construction company owner.
The relationship is sweet and thoughtful and very sexy. There are characters making things more difficult for each other by lack of communication, but let's face it, the main problem of trying not to get into the pants of your son's friend is tough no matter what!
I enjoyed this book. The characters were easy to relate to (except maybe the son, although he had his good points) and the situation wasn't as odd as it could be given the two main characters. Age difference wasn't extreme... it was just the relationships that had to be worked with.
I wasn't a fan of Julian--he was a bit bratty, and a lot more immature than Malachi. It was difficult for me to see how Malachi and Julian could be such good friends--they were so different in most every way, it seemed. Still, it didn't impact my enjoyment of the story.
If you are looking for a really sweet romance, this is a perfect pick!
Aaron Costa is hoping that a summer spent restoring the family lake home will bring him closer to his son Julian. He also offers work to Julian's college roommate Malachi. Julian doesn't know his father is gay, but Malachi figures it out. A May-December romance follows when Julian chooses to slack off, leaving Aaron and Malachi on their own.
It has lots of angst, lots of hot sex, but the best part is its heart. I give it a summer full of stars.
It does have a HEA so I do recommend reading this book.