Reviewed by Gloria Lakritz
Senior Reviewer & Review Chair for the Paranormal Romance Guild Review Team
Ahhh, Roan, you bring me back to the days of your ‘Somewhere’ series. Not that I am complaining. Your choice of storyline here is not new, yet your writing makes it wonderful.
Jack Matheson is an illustrator who we learn was taken advantage of by his best friend in such a way that he has shut himself away from everyone, even his love, drawing. He has decided pets are safer than people and has a menagerie of cts and dogs to keep him company. He has broken his leg, and now is in need of a dog walker.
Simon Burke has been afflicted with extreme anxiety his entire life and loves animals. Living with his grandma, and her being allergic, he doesn’t see his way for one of his own. But what he does see is an ad for Dog Walker.
Ms Parrish has her reader holding their breath, just for Simon to get to the door, and knock. This book is from both POV’s and really made it that more enjoyable. You strain reading Simon’s inability to be with people, and how he suffers and how long this has been.
So this is a gentle poignant story of these two young men healing each other. It is their breaking down slowly learning about each other’s insecurities and with their respecting of each other’s baggage as they fall in love.
Roan spices up the story with touch, that Jack has lacked all his life, with his learning to kiss…. He lives to go to Jack’s and makeout. He’s so adorable and broken.
Bravo, Roan Parrish! Can’t wait for more!