Eco-house builder Jascha doesn’t think twice about taking in stray animals. Stray people? This would be a first. But there’s something about the stranded young man—who’s carrying nothing in his car but a hidden gun—that warns Jascha not to leave him alone.
Stuck in a soul-sucking bank job, Peter has given up on finding meaning in his life. Long ago he cut himself off from his creative side, unable to get over the feeling that everything about himself is wrong. He thinks there’s only one thing left to do—until the pushy, charismatic Jascha happens along what was supposed to be a deserted road, and Peter lets himself be bullied into following him home.
Love comes in all forms I guess – from the depressed and lost Peter to Jascha the eco-loving hippie. Scared that Peter is trying to kill himself, Jascha takes Peter in and gives him work to do. Peter is a wreck and Jascha can’t solve all of his problems and neither can their attraction to each other. It’s nice in a novella the author didn’t go right to the “Let’s fall in love and you can forget all your problems!”
But overall not everything in this book worked for me. Sometimes Jascha and Peter felt like sandpaper being rubbed together. Maybe that’s the point of these two heroes coming together? Throw in the last ¼ of the novella when the angst of the plot heightens and I wasn’t loving either hero. It did end on a high point though and I enjoyed the ending. Also the sex between Jascha and Peter was well done especially considering how shy and nervous Peter was.
“I won’t try and tell you how attractive you are because obviously you won’t believe it. Just give me a chance and let me show you.”