Two men with a shared history and a mutual attraction must be honest with themselves and each other so both their dreams come true.
Quiet, unassuming Tanner Sellers spends his time running a diner in Hope, Arizona. Not particularly social, twenty-two-year-old Tanner keeps to himself and enjoys his simple life, but he longs for someone to call his own. In his most secret fantasy, that someone is sexy Steve Faus. But Steve is his friend’s father and mentor’s widower and therefore off-limits.
Despite some challenges, thirty-nine-year-old Steve Faus has had a good life. He’s extremely successful at work, has a great relationship with his college-age son, and lives in a wonderful town. Eighteen months after losing his partner, the one thing Steve lacks is someone to share his life. If Steve is honest with himself, that someone is the young man he has known and cared about for years. Steve and Tanner want one another, all they need is a little push in the right direction to make both their dreams come true.
Source: Audible copy for Honest Review Courtesy of Author
Genre: MM Adult Contemporary Romance
Part 2 in a series but can be read as a standalone
My Jesse's Diner Review . . .
This story was super sweet. It was the first time I've listened to Paul Morey narration and I felt like he did a great job especially with the accents. This is technically book two in the hope series but can be read or listened to as a standalone.
Tanner Sellers is a quiet young man, but a man with a huge heart and a big crush. The minute Tanner met Steve Faus he had a crush on this sexy older man. But Steve is taken. He was his best friend's father and his boss's partner.
Now after a loss, Tanner finds himself the new owner to Jesse's Diner with the loss of Jess, but that doesn't mean his crush ever stopped on Steve.
With a request to check on Steve from his son, Tanner makes his way over to the Faus house. At first awkward, but then turns into an immediate comfort. The two become fast friends with nightly dinners. Since Tanner's quite innocent where it comes to relationships it takes him quite awhile to figure out that the crush is reciprocal.
Once Tanner and Steve take their friendship to the next level sparks start to fly for these two. Their story was sweet and their pasts were important to explore and acknowledge.
I'm such a fan of C.C. It's such a joy to be given the opportunity to review CC's books. As I walk to work daily I always have a smile on my face and a spring in my step while listening to these stories.
4 There is always a second chance thumbs up!