Hope can be found in unexpected places.
Lonely, still struggling with his divorce, and suffering from writer’s block, successful thriller author Fred spends much more time in an all-night Denny’s than is healthy for any man. It’s the last place he thought he’d meet someone like Callum, who has literally run away from the internationally famous boy band Leos.
Despite their age difference, the two become friends, and their long nights of soul-searching might help them find the courage to face their problems: Fred’s deteriorating relationship with his daughter and Callum’s career issues. It’s easy for their lives to tangle together, and each might provide the other the means to move beyond the past—even if it’s not a journey they can take together
Two men meet at a turning point in their lives. Fred’s marriage disintegrated into constant fighting and divorced his husband two years ago. He is stuck, can’t move on with his writing or his life. Callum is running away from his problems. I quite liked this premise that both men need a jolt to get them to wake up to how their life could be. This is a good short story giving a snapshot of their lives and how being together, even briefly, makes them see things differently. Miscommunications is definitely another theme in this story and I liked how Kim Dias sets it up for them to communicate better. There is a happy for now ending which has potential for more but I kinda like it being left open. A good read if you want a bit more grit than a straight forward romance.
3 of stars out of 5