Summary: For these two men, this record could be the soundtrack to their lives – if they’re willing to mix things up.
Meticulous and organized, air traffic controller Mike Larson has every reason to be wary of mixing his passion for music with love. When Mike’s hunt to complete his Top 100 of the ‘80s list brings him to Vintage Vinyl, a shock of guyliner, dyed hair and flamboyant personality rocks his orderly world. Can he risk a step outside his comfort zone for a chance with Leon?
Flamboyant Leon Sanders uses attitude to keep others at a distance, because he doesn’t believe in love or a lasting relationship. When he turns up the charm at his music store Vintage Vinyl, he makes the best sales. Something about the quiet man beckons Leon to give love a chance, but does he dare mix it up with Mike?
Review: Mike is an air traffic controller, a job that basically screams CONTROL, and he mixes it up with a truly serious record collection. Mike isn’t into music; Mike lives and breathes it. On vinyl, please. He’s in search of one elusive record to complete a collection. To this end, he’s off to Vintage Vinyl. The fact that the young looking, guylinered Leon is the owner and is very easy to look at? Just bonus.
Leon isn’t Mike’s usual type and Leon has a flamboyant front that he shows people. Underneath that? Well, that guy just might be Mike’s type after all. When the two come together at the record store to try to find that missing piece to the collections, it’s sweet and a little awkward and you hope they will get together.
I think I would have given 4 hearts to this book strictly on the basis if what Mike shouts when he comes. I read it and raised by eyebrows, read it again, and had to laugh.
I enjoyed the discussions between the two of them, especially as they try to get past Leon’s history and Mike’s low self-confidence. Even as Leon fully admits that the length of time they’ve known each other isn’t enough to feel heart things, he is feeling them.
There isn’t angst in this story, just a nice guy and a scared one trying to see where it can go.