My first time reading this author was a huge success. What an excellent book this was. Christopher is a singer at the Smoky Mountain Dreams theme park. He comes from an extremely religious family who treats him horribly. Jesse is an artist/jewelry maker who is a single father. His wife was in an accident years previously and is in a vegetative state. The two men meet in Jesse's shop and that begins their relationship.
These men's story was not an easy one. They are both lonely and fairly isolated from people in general. They each have big struggles to get through and loving each other is not always enough. The writing was well done and the story flowed really smoothly. The characters were the strong point in the book for me. My heart just broke for these two men and all the things they have to go through. The side characters also added a lot of layers to the story. Jesse's daughter in particular was really well done. She was hard to like but done so realistically. The story showed the struggles of how much family can affect people's relationships, both positively and negatively. It's not just about the couple themselves.
This story was angsty. Really angsty. It was also sweet and beautiful in places. These guys were great together and the sex scenes were off the chart hot. Getting through this story entailed riding an emotional roller coaster but this author did it well and I didn't want to get off the ride. I would definitely recommend this book.
Sometimes holding on means letting go
After giving up on his career as a country singer in Nashville, Christopher Ryder is happy enough performing at the Smoky Mountain Dreams theme park in Tennessee. But while his beloved Gran loves him the way he is, Christopher feels painfully invisible to everyone else. Even when he's center stage he aches for someone to see the real him.
Bisexual Jesse Birch has no room in his life for dating. Raising two kids and fighting with family after a tragic accident took his children's mother, he doesn't want more than an occasional hook-up. He sure as hell doesn't want to fall hard for his favorite local singer, but when Christopher walks into his jewelry studio, Jesse hears a new song in his heart.