John's Match

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John's Match
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Musa Publishing
Release Date
April 2012
Book 3 of Woodland Village
Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance, LGBTQ

Fantasy writer Scott Marwick just might be John's financial savior if John can convince Scott to sign over the character rights for a new computer game. John befriends Scott for one purpose -- to get him to sign -- never planning on falling in love. When John shatters Scott's trust, can Scott forgive and move on from his past mistakes?

Book Review by Breann (reviewer)
Sep 30, 2013   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
149 people found the following review helpful
A very touching love story with just the right amount of angst.

John was at a local gay bar and when going to the parking lot, he finds two guys going at it on the hood of his car. Being the nice guy he is, he decided to let them finish, all while watching and listening, of course. He realized that one of the two guys is left alone and was way too drunk to get himself home. Good thing the kid lived near John, so he was able to take him home. When they arrived at the house, who answers the door? The kid's dad, Scott, who is not too pleased to find this older man bringing his son home.

Scott and John got off to a rocky start, to say the least. With Scott's prickly exterior and John's superior attitude, they had an immediate dislike of one another. But, at the same time, they can't seem to stay away. Scott had just gone through a very hard time with his longtime partner's death and had been trying, and failing, to cope. This concerned John and he decided to look after the other man, after some convincing from Scott's son.

Despite their butting heads, a true friendship began to develop. They both had their jerk-ish moments and their banter did become a little exhausting at times, but they ended up being there for each other in every sense of the word. Their relationship progressed at a very believable pace and they were able to, mostly, deal with their personal issues before any true romance began to form. I always appreciate it when characters deal with their problems for themselves and not for their significant other, so I was pleased to see that happen with these guys.

I have to say, I really enjoyed Scott's character. Yes, he was prickly and grumpy and said mean-spirited things out of anger, but he totally redeemed himself in the end. He just needed someone to call him out on his shenanigans and, luckily, John did just that.

This was a very enjoyable read between two very likeable characters. I just hope there is more to come in this series.
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