Book Reviews

Any Closer by Mary Calmes

Genre Gay / Contemporary / Blue-Collar Workers / Romance
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 22-June-2021

Book Blurb

Charlie Ryerson has a colorful past, painful memories, and more than one secret he's been keeping from his best friend. After three years working for Leo Foster's construction company, Charlie's worst fears are realized, and Leo finds out the first part of what Charlie has worked so hard to hide. When Leo meets the revelation with absolute acceptance,Charlie is ready to come clean about his heart, and make a confession from the soul he hopes will change their relationship forever.



First edition published by Dreamspinner Press, June 2011.


Book Review

This is a wonderful story: sweet, touching, and very hot. The only thing 'wrong' with it is that it's too short.

Leo is an amazing character, gruff on the outside but really caring and loving deep-down. Someone you'd want on your side not just because he can protect you, but because he accepts and cares about you. The way he reacts to Charlie's revelations is great. He is a bit slow on the uptake as to what that means, but, hey, nobody is perfect.

Charlie has been severely hurt, but you'd never know it if you met him. The way he has come back from his ordeal is admirable, and he really deserves the happiness he wants with Leo.

If you like your stories short and sweet, with a big dollop of emotions and an extremely happy end, you will probably like this one.




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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Novella
Heat Level
Publication Date 23-May-2021
Price $2.99 ebook
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