A fun and sexy romance where the kiln isn’t the only thing that’s scorching hot.
Leo Secombe loves his life, and he’s convinced himself he’s happy to be single. In his spare time, he keeps himself busy at a local LGBTQ centre that pairs a younger person with a community elder to help them feel included in today’s rainbow family. Leo and Clyde have been buddies for a few years now, and signing up for a pottery class seems like fun.
Merrick Bowman has been so focused on getting his pottery business up and running that he’s forgotten how to date. How to live, even. But when a young, bubbly Leo and an older, grumpy Clyde walk through his door, Merrick has no idea how much Leo is about to centre his world.
Throwing clay has been Merrick’s entire life, but Leo’s about to change all that. Maybe Merrick’s ready to throw caution to the wind. And maybe he’s ready to finally throw his heart on the line.
Throwing Hearts is 55,000-words.
This is exactly the book we need right now with the world being such a scary place. Just a sweet, romantic, funny, cute, zero angst love story. With a bonus side love story!
Leo and Merrick immediately connect and start flirting when Leo, who is part of a group called Bridge the Gap which partners seniors with a younger counterpart; oh, and they are all LGBT, go to Merrick’s pottery studio for classes.
Clyde is the senior that Leo is partnered with. Clyde is super grouchy, but it really seems like it’s all an act. Or a way of keeping people from getting too close. But Leo sees right through it. Their relationship is so heartwarming. Leo “teaching” Clyde about how dating is done in the 21st century, but Clyde also reminding Leo how hard he and other gay people had it at their age. It was a wonderful balance.
Merrick also convinces his uncle to join the class. He is also a senior, gay and loves pottery but he is very introverted and shy. And then Clyde starts to romance him. Ugh, my heart. It was so cute!
Merrick and Leo actually DATE each other. Like they don’t see each other for a few days, then they go out on an actual date. Sure, there is some sexy times after the dates, but they don’t go…all in, shall we say. They continue to flirt and date and cuddle and get to know each other. I loved it.
The supporting characters were awesome and fit in just perfectly to the story. And I think this is the first book I’ve read that REALLY incorporates social media into the story. You don’t need a phone number right away because we are all detectives through social media. We know how to find people. And we even make the cringe inducing social media faux pas. It just made it more real.
Can you tell I loved it? Yep. Swipe right.
5 pieces of eye candy