Reviewed by Linda Tonis
Member of the Paranormal Romance Guild Review Team
Chris Tyler is a photographer who absolutely loves, loves, loves his job photographing handsome men for book covers. What gay man wouldn’t be in all his glory with a job that brings him close to hot men? Unfortunately, there is only one man he has had a thing for seven years, Jase Mitchell. However, revealing his feelings could lead to trouble. If things didn’t work out or if Jase turned him down, their working relationship would suffer. So, Chris keeps his feelings all bottled up.
Jase Mitchell is in high demand by authors. Like Chris, he has pined over the photographer, also keeping his feelings to himself for fear of what could happen if things didn’t work out. His dream is to act and he waits for word on his latest audition. In the meantime, he is going to attend a romance book convention called Under the Covers Romance with the hope of signing up for more work. This is the first time that he has gone to a convention and has no idea what to expect. Then he discovers Chris is also attending and is on the same flight as him.
This convention will put Chris and Jase together for a week. Jase is depending on Chris to show him the ropes, which he gladly does. Being with each other proves to threaten their tight hold on keeping their professional lives and personal lives separate. However, someone has to take the risk if there is any hope of a future together. As a cover model, Jase is shocked by the amount of attention he gets from readers and other publishing companies. Still the things he wants are just out of his reach–an acting career and a relationship with Chris.
This book put me right into the convention and what transpires at one. It also had me ready to jump into the book and strangle Chris or Jase for not going after what they wanted. Whether they did get their HEA is not for me to say. Chris and Jase are wonderful characters, but as I said whatever happens between them is for you to find out. I will say that Jase and Chris do come to learn that some dreams can, in time, destroy other dreams.
I highly recommend this book. It is a story of two men who have dreams and their journey to fulfilling them. It is also an introduction into the world of conventions, something I found very interesting.