Luca McGrath may be returning to Napa Valley, California, as a promising chef with dreams of starting his own restaurant and winery, but his heart still lives with the bad-boy son of a billionaire James Armstrong. Luca spent his childhood playing games with the golden boy of California society, so blinded by James he barely noticed the dark, quiet lure of his conservative older brother, Dylan Armstrong.
But now Luca’s home, and his own powers of attraction are enough to make James question his dedicated heterosexuality and his promised marriage to a wealthy and powerful businesswoman. The obvious attraction between Luca and James spurs Dylan into action – but he’s fighting a huge secret. While Luca dreamed of James, Dylan dreamed of Luca. When Luca gets caught in the struggle between the brothers and gets accused of culinary espionage, he’s ready to chuck the fairy tale – unable to even imagine Dylan’s power to make his dreams come true.
Book reviewed here previously by Mary and Beth: https://openskyebookreviews.com/return-of-the-chauffeurs-son-%E2%80%A8by-tara-lain%E2%80%A8/
I agree with both their views of the story. Tara Lain does a nice job of adapting this famous tale to an m/m romance and fans of the original will really enjoy this take on it.
4 of 5 stars
Greg Tremblay really does a nice job of giving these characters a voice as well as adding in some comic relief with some of the secondary characters (I liked those even more than the MCs!)
5 of 5 stars
Overall 4.5 of 5 stars
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