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Joy (States of Love)

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Joy (States of Love) (2017) C.S. Poe

JoyGideon Joy is just plain unlucky.

If it is possible for something in his life to go wrong, it does. Which is why he is depressed but unsurprising when he clips a moose driving through New Hampshire, wrecking his car AND the car of someone else.

Since he’s been driving across the country to figure out what to do with his life, he doesn’t have the money to repair the other guys truck, so he stays in town to get a job and eventually pay off the repairs on the guys car and then his own.

This is the sweetest story.

It’s in a rural, mountainous area where the towns are tiny but the humans are kind.

It has a cute elderly couple that run a bed and breakfast.

“You should stay away from Bucker’s,” Bridget answered.

“What’s Bucker’s?”

“A bar.”

“I know how to bartend, though.”

She made a face. “Ah, but the owner isn’t…. There are more accepting folks in town you’d much rather want to work for.”

“He doesn’t like flatlanders,” Bernard supplied.

“Or gays,” Bridget added.

“Honey,” Bernard murmured.

“What?” she protested. “He doesn’t!”

Amusing citizens and co-workers and the most adorable couple.

I noticed over his shoulder that several of the other construction guys were watching us with varying levels of interest. That was odd.

“So I’m going to leave,” I stated.

Silas cleared his throat. “Thank you for lunch.”

“Sure.”

The guys muttered and exchanged a few dollar bills between one another.

So! Cute!

And, there was no boinking! Which of COURSE I loved even more! But I loved it even before I reached the end and realized there wasn’t boinking.

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Rating: 9.5/10

Categories: 9.5/10, 9/10, LGBT, Romance     Comments (0)    



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