STILL YOURS, Mistview Heights Book 1
November 19, 2018
Gay/Bisexual Romantic Fiction
What happens when the prince, the new owner of the Terrance Hotel, and the pauper, a housekeeper at the hotel, meet again many years following their aborted first kiss as high school seniors? I’m not telling.
Nothing is as it seems in this story with the potential for a second chance. The attraction, smoldering for the past ten years, seems to be the only thing Josh and Adrian have in their favor and the flame still burns bright.
Adrian, as a senior in high school and son of the Terrance Hotel magnate, is an embarrassment to his family. He isn’t just guessing that and there’s no self-pity involved. His father reminds him almost daily. He is an outsider in his own family and can’t wait to leave. There are no big high school plans and no college waiting in the wings. Adrian is moving to Oregon, all by himself, without a big plan other than to get away from his family.
While at his parents’ society celebration of Adrian’s graduation rife with undertones of disappointment, Adrian sees an interesting young man who he sort of recognizes from school although he doesn’t know his name. Josh and Adrian speak for the first time at this graduation party and one thing leads to another until they share a kiss, the first for each of them. Their interlude was quickly aborted when Adrian’s mother saw them together and blew a gasket. Adrian cannot be gay. As a Terrance, marriage to someone with cachet is the plan and Adrian can’t leave town fast enough.
Interesting that Adrian of the society family, has no plan other than to be independent and Josh, from the other side of the tracks, is going to college with big aspirations. Thus begins the journey separating these two young men.
Secondary characters add a bit of flavor and throw some curves in this emotional story of push and pull, fear and resolve, oh yes, and hope. Although you will experience the full range of emotion, these guys know what they want. They just aren’t sure how to get there.
4.5 Top pick
4 Compelling page-turner
3. OK – Not bad, Ehhh
1. Oh so Vanilla
3. Passion and Romance
4. Toe-curling yumminess