Anyway, this story was really in two parts, with SAD and without, or when Tom and Frank meet, and when they go to the farm. These two men are as socially challenged as anyone can get, yet they manage to immediately fall in love. When Frank’s father’s terminal cancer becomes known, they both leave San Diego behind, along with Tom’s incontinent chihuahua Pedro, to help with the milking of the cows, feeding the satanic pig, and de-egging 900 chickens (and I am with Tom, HATE chickens!).
What lies ahead for them is a chance to leave their social anxiety disorder behind, finding a way of life for themselves, and to help Frank’s father meet a peaceful ending. And what they learn is that farming isn’t easy, but when you have each other, you can get through anything.
My heart broke in several places. And was put back together. These two showed not only love and affection for one another, but respect. Tom had no idea of farm life, but Frank just showed him. They laughed, but still were respectful, even when Tom dresses up like a beekeeper just to get a few eggs. I absolutely loved these two together, and with Frank’s loving father in the mix, it was one big happy family.
I really enjoyed Paulie, but I absolutely loved Shy. It is an absolute 5 pieces of eye candy for me. A definite re-read!
“The Amyway laundry detergent looked especially enticing. I wondered if it was formulated to work on ground-in cow shit.”