I have really enjoyed all of the stories that I have read so far by Mr. Grey and Love Means...Healing is no exception. While this story is shorter than the other reads from the Love Means series, it is a perfect fit and doesn't need to be longer. I think a good reason for that is that we see the main characters develop more in the other stories, while Love Means...Healing is "simply" of how Len and Chris meet and start their relationship.
I say simply because where the two characters are at the point of the story isn't simple, but that is the beauty of it. It is gentle, it shows ups and downs, and having the time to heal and being able to move on.
Another winner from Andrew Grey!
Seven months ago, Len Parker lost his partner of more than twenty years, and he isn't sure how to feel about his blossoming attraction to Chris, one of his farmhands. Hesitant and still hurt, Len remains aloof and distant until he's goaded into teaching Chris to ride.
Fresh out of a thirty-year career with the Marines, Chris can explore his sexuality openly for the first time in his life, but what he needs more than anything is peace. He's convinced Len doesn't like him until he digs a little deeper, and then, armed with hope, Chris sets out to prove that love can provide the healing he and Len so desperately need.