The Bridge on the River Wye

Adam Fitzroy
The Bridge on the River Wye
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Manifold Press
Release Date
February 2014
Contemporary Romance, LGBTQ

Chef Rupert's picking up the pieces after a catastrophe; he's lost his love, his business, his home and even his dog, and he's trying to make a fresh start. Linking up with Jake almost on a whim he soon finds himself involved in a strange tale of organic farming, migrant workers, greed and even possibly murder – in the midst of which the attraction is still there, but Rupert's not sure whether the feeling's mutual or if he's ready to try for a proper relationship again just yet …

Book Review by Breann (reviewer)
Mar 21, 2014   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
192 people found the following review helpful
Mystery, romance and slow burn.

Rupert returns home from Australia after his boyfriend broke his heart. While home, he tried to put his life back together and suddenly decided that he wants to see an old friend, Jake. Calling them old friends might be a bit of a stretch. They were more of old acquaintances who used to flirt a lot. Because of this, I was a little weirded out by his going all the way out to Jake's farm and then staying there. It didn't feel natural to me.

Regardless of my awkward feelings, they seemed to be just fine with it and really hit it off. They had some great chemistry and even greater banter. Their banter was very natural and never too forced. It made their relationship more genuine.

Speaking of romance, theirs was a slow burn romance. One that keeps you held in anticipation. Especially with the flirting and lusty comments they liked to make. Their attraction was obvious, even if it did take a little longer for the romance to begin.

There was some mystery surrounding Jake's farm and, specifically, his brother's untimely death. I'm not a huge fan of mystery but this was well done and held my attention throughout.

There was mystery and romance, and the two were blended together nicely to make a really enjoyable read.
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