Don’t waste a chance at happiness…
Leo is a lonely workaholic with no time for romance in his life. His job in London takes all his energy and commitment. When he goes to Cornwall to stay with his terminally ill uncle, Edwin, love is the last thing Leo expects to find.
Tris lives in a cottage on Edwin’s land. Gay, but still half in the closet, he and Leo bond over their affection for Edwin, and the pull of attraction between them proves too strong to ignore. In Tris’s arms, in the wilds of Cornwall, Leo finds a peace he’d forgotten existed.
On his return to London, Leo finds himself grieving for more than just the loss of his uncle. When some unexpected news gives Leo the chance to return to Cornwall, he’s afraid it will be too late to rekindle things with Tris. But having learned much from his stay with his uncle, Leo doesn’t want to look back and wish he’d done things differently.
It’s time to seize the day—if it’s not already too late.
(Previously found here http://kimichanexperience.com/passing-jay-northcote/)
Leo takes a break to live with his dying uncle, Edwin and his renter, Tris.
The premise of this story is simple: boy meets boy, boy kisses boy, boy loves boy, boy leaves boy, boy misses boy, boy returns to boy.
Each of the men in this story has a history they need to wrestle with in order to become the happiest they can.
Tris needs to come out of the closet and Leo has to give up his workaholic ways.
Edwin, probably the most touching story of all, gets to finally tell his story and embrace the life he couldn’t for all these years.
On the one hand this story has very little angst for our two MCs. Their love story moves fairly quickly and without a lot of drama.
What I loved about this book was Edwin’s story. It’s both heartbreaking yet romantic and sweet at the same time. I loved how his love helped Leo and Tris appreciate what they have (or could lose). He was an amazing character.
All in all this was another very well written story by one of my favorite authors, Jay Northcote, who consistently gives us wonderful, well-formed, three-dimensional characters and a tender and sweet love for them to find.
4.5 of 5 stars
Matthew Lloyd Davies narrates a lot of Jay’s books because of his lovely English accents. Everyone has a very distinct sound including the nurse! It’s a great way to experience these books and really immerses you in the story.
5 of 5 stars
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