Review by Lisa Lambson
Member of the Paranormal Romance Guilds Review Team
Six months after the death of his partner of twenty years, Len still misses Cliff every single day, but he is beginning to be able to smile while thinking of him rather than crying. The only comfort Len has is remaining at the farm and working with the horses and the people who work there. He wasn’t quite sure what he felt about the newest person hired, Chris. Chris was an ex-Marine with zero farm experience, but wanted the peace and calm the farm job could offer him.
To say that he made Len uncomfortable would be an understatement. Not sure that he should be feeling attraction for another man so soon, Geoff makes it clear that it is alright for Len to move on with his life and that Cliff would want him to be happy. Chris understands that Len isn’t ready to jump into anything and begins to secretly court him with little gifts that just show up on the table for him.
Eventually, Chris comes clean and lets Len know that the chocolates had been from him; he is interested in a relationship with him. Their relationship builds while Len continues to heal from his loss and is ready to move on with his life.
Andrew Grey makes the world a little bit better place with the kindness and generosity of his characters despite their faults. They make mistakes just like everyone does but the character they show with the gentle acceptance of anyone, and the support they provide for each other can make you remember all the good that is still in our lives.
Book 2.5 in the Love Means series is an amazing novella that falls into place to show the beginnings of Chris at the farm and how Len moves on past Cliff, is death and learns to love again. This quick little side note was a great way to keep Len a strong party of the general background and storyline of the whole series. So glad I didn’t miss this one.