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States of Love
C.S. Poe
M/M Romance
Dreamspinner Press
April 5, 2017

Down on his luck is Gideon Joy’s default state. He doesn’t know why he expected anything different on his cross-country trip, but not surprisingly, the hits keep coming—literally this time. Gideon strikes a moose with his car in New Hampshire, not only totaling his own vehicle, but damaging one belonging to local construction worker Silas Bright. He has no choice but to stay in Lancaster and take a job that’ll pay for the repairs. And in a town so small, Gideon’s always running into Silas. What starts as annoyance between them soon blooms into something much more romantic. But when Gideon’s notorious bad luck rears its head yet again, how many disastrous dates will Silas be willing to weather before realizing Gideon’s not worth it?

Despite Gideon’s desire to remain in the quaint community that has accepted him as one of their own, past fears of inadequacy threaten the very joy he left Los Angeles to discover. If he’s to find a happily ever after with Silas, Gideon must learn that sometimes it’s okay to not be the best. And true happiness might be waiting in a small town nestled among the great White Mountains.

States of Love: Stories of romance that span every corner of the United States.

Reviewed by Gloria Lakritz

Sr. Reviewer and Review Chair for the Paranormal Romance Guild

This short almost Prequel is just the beginning of the story!  Gideon Joy, decided on a cross country trip would solve his life problems. . After leaving California in a beat up car, he had reached New Hampshire when he hit a moose on a country road, the car spinning out hitting another car. Uggh, his car was totaled and the other driver, Silas Bright’s vehicle was damaged badly…

With only a handful of money, he learned the value of the good people of a small town helping a stranger. Silas brought him to Lancaster, which was so small, he could walk everywhere. The eatery needed a hand and the local B&B worked out a billing arrangement. Silas however was another story.

This adorable story has our author introducing us to the landscape for this series and it isfun to watch Gideon and Silas relationship grow….I am so happy to see the next book is available….Color of You is next