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Love's Charter Book 2
Andrew Grey
Gay Romance
Dreamspinner Press
August 18, 2017

To achieve happiness, they’ll have to find the courage to be their own men.

As first mate on a charter fishing boat, Billy Ray meets a lot of people, but not one of them has made him as uncomfortable as Skippy—because he’s drawn to Skippy as surely as the moon pulls the tides, and he’s almost as powerless to resist. Billy Ray has spent his life denying who he is to avoid the wrath of his religious father, and he can’t allow anyone to see through his carefully built façade.

Skippy is only in town on business and will have to return to Boston once he’s through. After all, his father has certain expectations, and him staying in Florida is not one of them. But he doesn’t count on Billy Ray capturing his attention and touching his heart.

Billy Ray doesn’t realize just how much he and Skippy have in common, though. They’re both living to please their fathers instead of following their own dreams—a fact that becomes painfully obvious when they get to know each other and realize how much joy they’ve denied themselves. While they can’t change the past, they can begin a future together and make up for lost time—as long as they’re willing to face the consequences of charting their own course.

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Reviewed by: Linda Tonis

Member of the Paranormal Romance Review Team

Another story of love and growing up with a family who won’t accept their child being gay. Two men from two totally different backgrounds but both gay and with fathers that are not accepting of who they are. Harcourt Anson III (Skippy) is a lawyer whose father is the boss and who has never known love and Billy Ray lives and works in Florida and his father is a Baptist Minister who preaches hatred against anyone he considers evil and that includes his son.

Skippy just won a case that noone expected to be winable and it made National news but that doesn’t seem to have any effect on his father who just assigns him another case,this one in Florida. Skippy invites his friends and assistant to join him for a few days of vacation before work begins and one of their days is spent hiring a charter boat owned by Mike and his partner William who we met in book one.

Billy Rae is the first mate on the boat they hired and when he sees Skippy he is drawn to him. Billy Rae has never kissed another man since he spent his life trying to be the son his father wanted but never succeeded in. Skippy is also drawn to Billy Rae and can’t seem to take his eyes off him. When Billy Rae is invited to dinner at the house Skippy is renting to partake in all the fresh fish they caught things between them move forward.

Skippy has been assigned a case that could have a huge impact on everyone in town especially those who use the docks. He asks Billy Rae to take around town without explaining why but the time they spend together just makes their initial attraction even stronger. Billy Rae has ever known what it is to be with another man and Skippy is the one he wants to be his first and hopefully his last but Skippy is a lawyer and Billy Rae is a first mate on a charter boat. One lives in Florida and one lives in Boston but he is willing to grab what he can and hope he doesn’t get hurt in the process.

Can Billy Rae and Skippy put their pasts and their families behind them? These are two men who want love but will have to face their fathers and get the strength to live their own lives. Although it is not necessary to read the books in order I recommend doing so, if this book was wonderful than it goes to reason so was book one, so why miss out on another great read.