High school wasn’t the right time or place for their relationship to grow, but now, fifteen years later, a chance encounter changes both of their lives forever.
No one in the charming river town of New Hope, Pennsylvania, needs to know that Vince Amato plans on flipping The Hideaway Inn to the highest bidder and returning to his luxury lifestyle in New York City. He needs to make his last remaining investment turn a profit…even if that means temporarily relocating to the quirky small town where he endured growing up. He’s spent years reinventing himself and won’t let his past dictate his future.
But on his way to New Hope, Vince gets stuck in the middle of nowhere and his past might be the only thing that can get him to his future. Specifically Tack O’Leary, the gorgeous, easygoing farm boy who broke his heart and who picks Vince up in his dilapidated truck.
Tack comes to the rescue not only with a ride but also by signing on to be the chef at The Hideaway for the summer. As Vince and Tack open their hearts to each other again, Vince learns that being true to himself doesn’t mean shutting down a second chance with Tack—it means starting over and letting love in.
Carina Adores is home to highly romantic contemporary love stories where LGBTQ+ characters find their happily-ever-afters.
I was really looking forward to this book, and am definitely glad I picked it up. I will be honest though…at about 40%, I literally threw my phone and said “I cannot stand this character” out loud. That hasn’t happened in a while. To me, Vince was not likable character at all until about halfway through the book. He was just so angry and didn’t care about anyone else, including the people he was supposed to be helping.
However, I will say this…Vince does redeem himself, and for that I was grateful. Tack was super sweet, and deserved to be with someone who would care about him, and what Tack had going on in his life at that time. Once they connected as a couple, they seemed to mesh well, even when Vince didn’t quite know how to handle things like a child that he didn’t know about.
I did end up enjoying this book, and really loved the relationship that Tack had with his child, and that Vince was willing to go all in with the entire family.
3 pieces of eye candy