Sunday, October 30, 2016

ARC Review: Must Like Spinach, by Con Riley

From the blurb:

Jon’s future in New York should be bright. He’s on the corporate fast track as an executive problem solver, yet he can’t help feeling hollow. Yearning for a life spent outdoors makes no sense if he wants to flourish in this city, nor does losing his cool with clients when they make bad decisions. Only leaving the East Coast behind for three months can save his business reputation. His exile in Seattle has unexpected upsides. Jon’s rented home has a garden where his true passions blossom. It’s overgrown yet idyllic—perfect if he didn’t have to share it with another tenant. Tyler might be as cute as hell, and their landlady adores him, but Jon can’t let himself fall for someone who seems lazy. Three months could be enough time to see Tyler clearly, but choosing which to nurture long-term—love or a business career—might take Jon longer than one summer.



AnnaLund's Rating:





Fast track. Slick business boys, cutting costs for huge corporations, walking over dead bodies.
All things I positively hate.

And here goes Con Riley and makes me love this boy, Jonathan. How he finds peace in a garden in Seattle. How he connects with an elderly lady (how unusual to find real characters in an m/m story), and how he connects with the young man across the yard, despite at first judging him harshly.

Not everything is as it seems, and a garden in which to grow spinach is just one of the many layers of story within this story.

When your career makes you have to choose between being a good man and continuing in your job, you need to sit down and have yourself a good long think. And somehow this is not about Jon, no, it’s about the corporation he’s currently evaluating.

As usual with Con Riley, this is not a steamy story. It is slow burn. I love this. This is introspective, delving deep into what makes a man a man, and why we sometimes lose sight of who we are.


Isn’t it just great that sometimes a good story can set us straight again?

This is one of those stories.

I absolutely loved it, and hope you will all read it, too. Slow and easy.


***

I was given a review copy of this book, and a positive review wasn’t promised in return.





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