Book Reviews

Gold Digger (A Bridge to Abingdon 6) by Tatum West

Genre Gay / Contemporary / Romance
Reviewed by Lena Grey on 12-June-2019

Book Blurb

You'd think being a billionaire would make me happy, but money can't buy me the one thing my life is missing: the one that got away. Liam Gold was my first love, and I’ve spent years searching for him. Liam is back in Abingdon now, searching for a job, and he’s just as beautiful as he ever was. He’s also covered in tattoos and living out of his truck. Definitely not an appropriate match for a man of my stature. 

But when have I ever been appropriate?

I’m going to take Liam in, heal his wounds, and give him a life he’s never imagined. When I look at all of my money and all the stuff it’s gotten me, nothing compares to Liam. I’ll fight like hell to keep him, no matter what the haters say.

Everyone deserves a second chance. Even a loser like me.  

I was on my way to the NFL when I got a career-crushing injury. I’ve been floating from job to job since then, trying to make ends meet. I thought I’d never sleep in a bed again—or even afford kibble for my dog. It turns out that my first love is back in town, looking for me. And he’s wildly, insanely rich. Who am I to say no to nights spent in his bed and a job restoring his lakeside home in Abingdon? The gossip-mongers say I’m a swindler. A con artist. A gold digger. Thirsty for Grayson Ellis, and hungry for his money. So, what if I am?

I never got a real chance to be with Grayson. We were too young and too scared to make it work. I’ll accept whatever Grayson Ellis has to give. Let people say what they want. I may be running a long con, but it’s not what they think. If I can get that man stay with me forever, I’ll move heaven and earth to make him happy. And I’ll sacrifice everything to make him mine.

Book Review

"I really, deeply believe that dreams do come true. Often, they might not come when you want them. They come in their own time." ~ Diana Ross

From most people’s perspective, Grayson Ellis and Liam Gold, of ‘Gold Digger’ by Tatum West, are two of the most unlikely friends ever. Grayson is the brilliant gay geek, headed for CalTech, while Liam is the star quarterback, destined for football greatness, possibly a star for the NFL. Grayson helps Liam academically while Liam is his protector. They are the best of friends, joined at the hip. Secretly, they both want it to be more, but considering Liam’s sports aspirations, acting on their feelings is out of the question.

Years later, Grayson has succeeded in creating a billion dollar plus business empire, while Liam’s luck has not been good. Liam’s dreams of success were crushed due to a freak football accident. When his world fell apart, Liam, a former foster child, had no safety net. Grayson is proud of his success, he enjoys the perks that his position affords him, but working ninety-hour weeks is getting old. He has absolutely no time for himself. Under the guise of attending his sister’s wedding, he goes back to Abingdon, for some much-needed downtime.

While there, he runs into Liam, whom he hasn’t seen in years. Grayson has had relationships in the past, but no one else has ever come close to what he feels for Liam. He’s thrilled to see him again and is anxious to renew their acquaintance. Seeing Grayson again makes his heart beat faster, but he quickly comes crashing back down to earth. What in the world does he have to offer Grayson now? It takes a while to do so, but Grayson unravels the circumstances of Liam’s hesitancy. Even when Grayson discovers that Liam is living in his car with his beloved dog, who is the only being he has that cares about him, it makes absolutely no difference. Grayson never stops to consider how it will look or what people will say; he starts scheming to make Liam’s life better and, if possible, to find a way to keep him in his lif, permanently.

One of the things I enjoy most about this series is that status does not determine the final outcome. Tatum breaks the molds of convention and stereotypes by creating characters who are able to overcome the barriers that could be a deal-breaker in other relationships because these men learn follow their hearts. Although I have my favorites, like Nikki for one, I’ve fallen in love with each and every one of the characters. Thanks, Tatum, for introducing me to all of the Abingdon crew. I hope there are more stories to be told in this great series.





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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Novel, 230 pages
Heat Level
Publication Date 31-May-2019
Price $3.99 ebook
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