Summary: Having come out late in life, forty-three-year-old Luke Jordan is at a loss about how to conduct himself as a gay man. As a construction manager, he’s not interested in being out at work, but he’d like to find a boyfriend or at least some gay friends. Two years after his wife got all their friends in the divorce, he’s no closer to the life he wants.
Zach, Luke’s adult son, takes charge and signs him up for the Rainbow Blues, a social group for gay blue-collar workers. At an event, he not only finds friends but meets Jimmy Alexander, part-time stage actor and full-time high school biology teacher. Jimmy loves the stage but wishes potential boyfriends weren’t so jealous of the time he devotes to it. When he meets Luke and finds him accepting of his many facets, he thinks it’s a dream come true.
Their relationship quickly moves into serious territory, but their connection is tested to its breaking point by the offer of a juicy movie role that takes Jimmy to the opposite coast and into the path of a very sexy costar.
Review: I have read and enjoyed many of this author’s other books and was glad to be able to read this one for review.
This was such a sweet and hopeful book. Luke has always been gay, but when he got his high school girlfriend pregnant, he married her and has a son he adores.
Now, many years later he is starting over, but life as a free-and-footloose gay man isn’t quite what he thought it would be.
But one evening he meets the gregarious Jimmy and it’s like a lightning strike for both of them.
They are drawn to each other and fall hard and fast.
I really liked this book, the calm and stable Luke and the more emotional and outgoing Jimmy are really great guys and all they want is to have someone to love and be loved by.
The road is a little bumpy, but not very. I think since they literally fell head over heels in such a short time that left more room for their insecurities.
I found it interesting that the normally unflappable Luke was thrown for a loop and Jimmy the more emotional one was able to be the rock for Luke when he needed it.
There is more kissing than sex in this book, which I didn’t mind one bit, it’s a sweet feel good story that I thoroughly enjoyed.
I have to add that I loved that Luke and Jimmy are a little older and that they can appreciate the second chances life is giving them.