Reviewed: February 11th, 2022
Released: July 23rd, 2021
Genre: Contemporary Gay Romance
A surprisingly sweet, sinfully sexy, and deliciously hilarious romp along the Cornish coast.
Nathan Elliott has run away from home at the age of twenty-six. His teenage rebellion may have come ten years late, but better late than never. Leaving behind a world of wealth and privilege, and a strict patriarchal family that would never except a gay son, he’s ready to embrace life and make up for lost time, but nothing’s ever that simple. A coin toss, a delayed train, and a wrong bus later, and Nat finds himself in a small bay in Cornwall being hauled out of the ocean by a gorgeous stranger and wondering how the hell his life got so off track.
Beck Ainsley lives life by a very simple ethos, don’t get attached, don’t get involved and don’t fall in love. He’s been there, done that and got the t-shirt that reads I’m a gullibleidiot. Now, he keeps his life simple; all he needs is his dog, his art, his rambling sea cottage overlooking the bay and a few choice waves to surf. He’s not looking for love or commitment, but when he ends up plucking a posh boy from London with incredible blue eyes from the ocean, Cupid doesn’t just shoot him with an arrow, he decides to club him senseless with the bow too.
One simple agreement. A summer fling, a chance to act on the insane attraction between them with no strings attached, and at the end of the summer they walk away.
There’s just one problem, fate is a fickle and capricious creature, and she has no intention of letting them walk away unscathed. They’re about to discover that sometimes the heart wants, what the heart wants…
Helen’s thoughts: 5/5
What a delightful MM romance. The Bay is gloriously Cornwall and its inhabitants are all so lovable. A lovely small town romance with engaging characters, loveable protagonists and a location we would all love to go and live in.
Nathan arrives in the Bay by accident, running from his overbeaing father and trying to regain control of his life and be the man he wants to be.
Meeting Beck, he feels an undenaible attraction, and it is obvious Beck feels it too. Beck is so calm and understanding and yet he is also recovering from heartbreak and not ready for another relationship. A fling maybe, no strings, but is that what Nat is looking for?
I love how Beck tries to give Nat all the experiences he never had a chance to enjoy as a child. It is so endearing and sweet that you just want them both to be happy.
Glad to see this is a series so we’ll get to return to the Bay and its lovable inhabitants. I want to see Beck be successful with his sculptures and for Pia to escape her horrible marriage. I am sure there is much still to happen in this small town in the UK.
About the author:
Vawn Cassidy is the MM Romance pen name of author Wendy Saunders. She lives in Hampshire in the UK with her husband and three children. She writes Contemporary & Supernatural Fantasy as Wendy Saunders and Romance & Romantic Suspense as WJ Saunders.
She’s a hopeless romantic and eternal optimist. When she’s not barricaded in her writing cave she’s often to be found lurking about on social media and she loves to chat about all things books and writing.
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