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The Woodcarver's Model Kindle Edition
FROM EXCITING NEW AUTHOR OF LGBTQIA ROMANCE PETER E. FENTON
Sometimes the truth is the hardest thing to reveal.
Travel writer Rob Hanson has been from the summit of Mount Everest to the markets of Mogadishu. He loves adventure, he loves his job, and he loves the freedom of being single. At least that’s what he tells himself.
Everything changes when an assignment takes him to a small, idyllic west-coast island where he falls in love with the local woodcarver. From the first moment he sets eyes on Mitch, he feels like he’s found his perfect match. But things are never that simple for Rob.
Before long he finds himself involved with devious deals, jealous ex-lovers, and secrets from the past that refuse to go away. Rob knows that the only way to get what he needs is to reveal the truth. But does he have the courage to do what must be done in time to save himself and the man he loves?
From the Publisher
- Reds Books Reads
"There's love, romance, heartbreak and grief .... With some suspense and a "cad" as well. Great book - thoroughly recommend it !!"
- Miki J - MM Romance Reviewed
From the Author
It is filled with devious deals, jealous exes and secrets from the past that won't stay hidden.
But it is also a love letter to the beauty of nature found on the islands of the west coast of Canada and the small communities who band together around those they care about.
Ultimately, the book is about finding love and finding a sense of place in the world.
I hope you enjoy this small town romance filled with humour and heart.
-Peter E. Fenton
- ASIN : B09SZGQK9P
- Publisher : Pride Publishing (April 19, 2022)
- Publication date : April 19, 2022
- Language : English
- File size : 962 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Sticky notes : On Kindle Scribe
- Print length : 235 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,516,749 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- #17,432 in Gay Fiction
- #26,912 in Gay Romance
- #46,760 in LGBTQ+ Romance (Books)
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Independently wealthy, Rob Hanson is a 45yo Canadian adventure travel writer who has travelled all over the world, most recently in Somalia where an event on his last day sends him home quickly. As a favor he is sent to quaint little Marsh Island, which is somewhat isolated and accessible only by ferry from the mainland. He’s been told to find the 33yo woodcarver, Mitch for picturesque island information. Rob is struck the moment he starts taking pictures of Mitch. There’s a connection he’s never felt before.
Through Rob and Mitch, we are introduced to many wonderful secondary characters and even a dog who are simply put, delightful. There will be intrigue, jealous shenanigans, political mischief, humor and a romantic ending in parts that had me happy-crying. This was a real treat to read and if you like good M/M romance with low steam but lots of passion, try this book. I volunteered to review an ARC of it through Gay Romance Reviews.
I didn't notice the depth charges he expertly slipped in along the way.
Then, about halfway through, he put pedal to the metal. Call it angst or call it adventure, whatever it was caught hold of me and pulled me through to the end in one sitting.
It's the story of a travel writer, Robert Hanson, who has a brief and ugly encounter in Somalia. But most of the action is located on an island off Canada's west coast, where Rob meets with Mitchell Carcross, a young woodcarver he once knew as his (now former) boyfriend's brother. They click almost instantly.
Twirling the two elements together with taut detail, great action and great action writing, the book speeds the reader through ups and downs, lies and misunderstandings till, ultimately, romance wins out.
One quibble: the love scenes have steam, but not length. And one great big chef's kiss: Fenton creates an island community of support, love and service that we can only wish to find in real life.
If this is Peter Fenton's first, we have to wonder (and wait impatiently for) what he may serve up next.
This is my honest review of the ARC.
The Woodcarver's Model relied on the connection between the characters and the intrigues and drama surrounding them, which made you want to keep reading until the end. There were a few things that niggled at the end of the book, a few threads that were introduced but not completely interwoven back into the fabric of the story, but overall the ending was satisfying.
*I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.