Publisher: Noble Romance
Genre: Alternative Romance
Heat Rating: 2
Sometimes the best-laid plans don't mean you get laid.
Chaz and Mike are inaugurating their life together as an openly gay couple. Bliss is inevitable, until a dead relative rises up and brings their plans to a screeching halt.
Chaz's not-so-dearly departed Amish Uncle Silas has bequeathed his nephew his farm . . . and a $60,000 tax bill if Chaz doesn't play by the rules.
With empty wallets, the duo and their kitten, TCT, head off for Iowa to live on the farm for ninety days - without electricity or plumbing . . . or sex.
While Mike finds trees to climb, horses to ride, and a big ax to play with, and TCT discovers a wide array of critters to chase and capture, Chaz faces a past veiled in mystery.
As a young boy, Chaz spent time on the farm. Why can't he remember the giant oak tree or the ancient barn? Each time he tries to enter the barn, terror stops him cold.
Chaz will need courage he's never had before, along with all the strength in his partner's lusciously muscled body, to solve the riddles plaguing him. Keeping Mike and his ax from chopping off the wrong piece of lumber might not be a bad idea, either.
**This is a sequel to Out of the Closet. I would suggest you read it first to get an idea of what is going on. It’s a wonderful story, trust me**
Chaz and Mike are working on their relationship. When Chaz finds out that he has inherited some property in Iowa, he heads out there with Mike and TCT in tow. Not only does he face a heft property tax if he doesn’t abide by the rules set by his deceased uncle but he also has some demons that he has to deal with.
What I liked about this was that the story focused more on Chaz and Mike’s relationship outside the bedroom, their interaction as they try to figure out how to make a go of the farm and everything else in between.
Chaz tries to figure out why he can’t remember certain things from his childhood. He struggles to put things in context, maybe he had imagined them, maybe it wasn’t what he thought it was. There were times when I really thought the story would go in a different direction and I am so glad that it didn’t.
Mike and Chaz are funny and completely relatable. I do hope that this isn’t the end for these two. I feel that there is more to be written about them. It’s hilarious, heartwarming with just enough suspense to keep the reader interested.
A well-written story for those who enjoy M/M romance.
4 Tea Cups!