Book Reviews

Trusting the Elements (Never Too Late 1) by Elle Keaton

Genre Gay / Contemporary / Romance
Reviewed by Lena Grey on 14-October-2019

Book Blurb

There’s nothing like a near death car accident to open your eyes. Otto Proulx decides surviving was a sign; he’s being given a second chance to claim the life he wants to live. For the past few years he’s been hiding in the shadows, vague texts from a troubled ex-partner keep him close to home along with his general lack of luck in the romance department. Change is on the horizon for Otto, he's thinking about relocating his business and decides a move the the coastal town of Westfort Washington may be just the thing.

Greg Trainor runs a specialty kite shop and helps his friends out when they ask. That’s the kind of guy he is, if somebody needs something, they call on Greg. He’s a big guy, an ex-basketball player and admits no genius, but he’s dependable. So…yeah, when he sees a car precariously perched on the side of the road, he stops to help out; it’s what he does.

One night of passion leads to…several more and suddenly both men are searching around to define what they have together. Neither wants to scare the other off and neither wants to ask for more. Will the two men be able to set aside their fears and create a family together, trusting the elements are in their favor?

Book Review

“Life is much like flying a Kite, you never know what direction the wind is going to blow and how many twists and turns there will be before the flight is over.” ~ Eric T. Paulsen


After all he has been through in the last few years, Otto Prolux, of ‘Trusting the Elements’ by Elle Keaton, desperately needs a new start. He is considering moving and opening another shop in a new town. While he is on his way there, an accident brings a new man, Greg Trainor, into his life – a man who may just bring more change than he is prepared for.

When Greg Trainor stops to help someone who has just had an accident, he doesn’t give any thought to the fact that he is a stranger. Greg is the kind of man who is always willing to help anyone who needs it. Greg is tired, but decides he wants a drink before he goes home. When Greg stops at the local bar, he is surprised to see the man he rescued, who has obviously had too much to drink. After talking a bit, Greg asks Otto to dinner. Besides the fact that Greg is thinking food will help Otto sober up, he also wants to spend more time with him. After dinner, Otto tells Greg that he has a room in town. Greg takes that as the proposition it is meant to be.

Greg and Otto expect their tryst to be a one-night stand, but when it turns out to be a lot more, neither man knows what to think. Otto is torn. His head is telling him to be careful and his heart is saying something else. Otto can’t resist the goodness and honesty he finds in Greg and, in spite of his reservations, finds himself falling in love with the man. Neither man wants to put too much pressure on the other for fear it will drive them away, but the more they become invested in each other, the more being together seems to be inevitable. Otto hardly thinks of his ex-husband, Michael, and his stalking, until he finds a threatening note on his car, telling Otto that Michael will never be with anyone but him.

This is an endearing story of two damaged men who find the love they deserve. Their entanglement is fast and furious, but remarkably sincere. The quick involvement between the characters and their plight made me love them from the beginning. I was definitely cheering for them to work out their problems and let love heal their hearts. Thanks, Elle, for an endearing, thoroughly enjoyable story, reminding me that love can conquer all.  





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Additional Information

Format ebook and print
Length Novel, 192 pages
Heat Level
Publication Date 25-July-2019
Price $3.99 ebook, $12.00 paperback
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