4 stars adult - 18+ Angst Level Book Contemporary Dreamspinner Gay Heat Index Insta Love m/m Mild level angst Mild/low level heat Novella 20-160 pgs (20k-40k words) Valentine's Day

Love at Roades End by Kris T Bethke

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Sean Newvine is looking forward to his weekend at Roades End Inn so he can review his stay there for inclusion on his travel website. What he never expects is for the owner, Hunter Roades, to capture his attention from the very start.

The only problem is Hunter thinks Sean’s been sent by his brother on a blind date so that Hunter doesn’t have to spend Valentine’s Day alone. Once the awkward misunderstanding is resolved, Sean is charmed by Hunter’s formality and hospitality. And when they have a chance to really talk, sparks fly.

A passion-filled night has them both wanting more, but Hunter pulls away knowing Sean doesn’t live in town and the distance might be more than they can overcome. Sean and Hunter must figure out if they can make it work for longer than one night, or if their chance at love will end at Roades End Inn before it can begin.


This is a very short story about a man who goes to a lovely B & B at Valentine’s and ends up falling for the proprietor.

On the one hand – the writing is crisp and descriptive, the MCs are cute and loving, the story is simple and sweet. On the other hand – there is way too much description of the Inn, it’s history, the food, the furnishings etc . Since this is a short story about two guys falling in love – I want to see as much about the two of them together as possible. Instead of relaying that “we talked for hours” – let’s read that and save some of the descriptions of linens for later.

If this had been a longer story I’d have given it higher marks, and it was still quite a good story, but I wished for more contact between the MCs.

4 of 5 stars


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