The day Glen Carson loses his wallet is the day that changes his life. The wallet is returned by Aston Walsh, a man he hasn't seen for twenty years. He and Aston had a passionate and intense romance when they were in their late twenties, and Glen thought their love would last forever. But his dreams were horribly shattered by a shocking confession from Aston, and they parted for good—or so Glen assumed. Now, two decades later, they’ve lived many years apart, created new histories, and built successful lives. Yet the spark between them is still there. Aston wants a second chance with Glen, but Glen is more cautious this time around. He has to decide if Aston's regret is genuine, and if surrendering his heart to Aston again is worth the risk.
A story from the Dreamspinner Press 2015 Daily Dose package "Never Too Late."
A really nice, British humor story about a couple of middle aged men getting their second chance at love.
At first, I was feeling a little "meh" about this one, but then the feels started rolling in. I have a soft spot for second chance stories, especially if one of the guys was closeted for some time. There is always a high level of tension and emotion there, and I sort of just tap into that.
For a novella, this one packs an emotional punch, but at the same time it is a light, low drama story. I really liked reading about these two men finding their footing with each other after years of being apart and overcoming their issues. There isn't much in terms of on page sex, but there are some endearing details about them getting older and being less fit and robust than they had been 20 years ago.
This story, like all Clare London stories, felt very British, which I enjoyed. It is a little quirky and probably too short for what I really wanted, but I think it was a success.
**Copy provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review**
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