Not having read A Change of Tune, if I had not seen the author's dedication I would have had a different reaction to the story.
I would have wanted to know, in Winning in a Landslide, how Virgil and Johnny met, how their relationship developed and how it is that they came to adopt the children.
Having said that, I liked the story and, for me, it was the right length, the characters, and the glimpse into the characters' lives that Winning allowed. I believe that the story really showed the dynamic between the different characters really well, even if a new reader (like me) of their story had not read A Change of Tune.
It left me with a warm, fuzzy feeling at the end and I intend to go looking for A Change of Tune to read more of Virgil's and Johnny's story.
Sheriff Grissom has just won re-election, but the campaign got nasty. Johnny and Grissom are at odds with each other, the reality of their world sinking in for both men. Johnny's frustrated and Grissom's patience is stretched to the limit.
Johnny's come to understand exactly what their relationship could cost Grissom, and he's having second thoughts. But the two men have established a family, and a life together -- a good life, despite their differences. Plus, it's almost Christmas, and they're breaking in a new housekeeper. How will she like working for two daddies?
Can they really make it work in small-town West Virginia? Join the boys from A Change of Tune and find out.