Between the Lines: A River City Story Book Cover Between the Lines: A River City Story
The River City Chronicles
J. Scott Coatsworth
LGBT Paranormal Romance/Political Fiction/Novella
Independently Published
January 10, 2021

What if you could hear the words behind the words?

Brad Weston’s life seems perfect. He’s GQ handsome, the chief of staff for a Republican California state senator, and enjoys the power and the promise of a bright future. And he’s in a comfortable relationship with his boyfriend of six years, Alex.

Sam Fuller is Brad’s young blond blue-eyed intern, fresh out of college, running from a bad breakup, and questioning his choices and his new life in politics. To make things worse, Sam also has a thing for the boss, but Brad is already taken.

While looking for a gift for his boyfriend, Brad wanders into a curiosity shop and becomes fascinated by an old wooden medallion. Brad's not a superstitious man, but when he takes out the medallion in his office, he sees the world in a whole new light.

And nothing will ever be the same.

Reviewed by Melissa Brus

Member of the Paranormal Romance Guild Review Team

This is a fun combination of politics and magic, with truth being the one thing that ties it all together-or tears it all apart. 


 The main characters and the premise of the story seem relatively simple and easy, but Coatsworth takes this story into so many unexpected turns.  In 100 pages, Brad Weston and Sam Fuller both have their lives changed in profound ways thanks to an anniversary gift.


This short read was very different from the other books I have read by this author and I am happy to see it is part of a series.  I can’t wait to dig into the other River City books.