When Broadway actor Jonah receives word that his uncle has passed away and named him the heir to a property in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, Jonah’s plan is to settle the estate as quickly as possible and return to his life in New York City. Much to Jonah’s surprise, the inheritance includes the Ashford Cemetery—and its hunky groundskeeper, recent Bosnian immigrant Luka Pavelka.
Jonah soon discovers Luka is more than easy on the eyes. He sees into Jonah’s heart like no man ever before, and his job at the cemetery is all he has. If Jonah sells, Luka is left with nothing. Luka is there for Jonah when Jonah needs someone most, and there’s no denying the chemistry and connection between them. But Jonah has a successful career back in New York. Now he must decide if it’s still the life he wants….
This is not one of my favourite Andrew Grey books. I just didn’t connect with it but it might have been because I wasn’t in the right frame of mind after the Christmas break. Having said that this is a well written low angst love story. Jonah is certain of his path in life. He is an actor and loves the stage. An Uncle Jonah hasn’t seen for a long time leaves him some property and since the last play has finished he goes to investigate. Jonah expects to sell the property and get back as soon as possible. What he doesn’t expect is to lust after Luca. When I read this scene I imagined Jonah’s eyes bugging out and jaw dropping when he first saw Luca, just like a cartoon character. Let’s just say they got hot and heavy very quickly. There is certainly chemistry between them. Luca is not looking for love exactly but being a recent immigrant he is longing for somewhere to belong. With Jonah he finds both love and a sense of finding a home. This is a story of choices and re-evaluation. Jonah thought his life was going in the right direction but after his Uncles bequest he questions this and has to make the choice between Love and career. I did like the story but as I said earlier for some reason it didn’t grip me.
3 of stars out of 5