Author: RJ Scott
Reviewed by: Don
Genre: M/M Contemporary
Book Four in the Ellery Mountain series.
Mitchell Ryan, the recovering alcoholic bad boy, meets Doctor Liam Wolfe, the man who shows him it’s okay to love…
No one has every understood Mitchell Askett. The bad boy. The alcoholic. The loser. Buying into the Ellery Mountain resort and placing down roots in the community for himself, his sister and his niece puts him on the radar of the Fridays and Dr. Liam Wolfe.
He realises he has friends in his new home that don’t judge him for what happened before and finally begins to escape his past. When he falls hard and fast for the Doctor he even sees a future for him in Ellery.
When his new happiness is threatened by family and by disaster he begins to lose faith, until Liam shows him it’s okay to ask for help.
Just when you thought Ellery ran out of hot gay men Mitchell Askett rolls into town. Actually, the Askett family was influential in Ellery years ago but moved away to Knoxville. Mitchell has purchased a half ownership in the Ellery Mountain resort and has returned with his niece in tow. Bobbie needs some emergency surgery which is taken care of by Dr. Liam Wolfe. Mitchell has a reputation as a bad boy bed hopping alcoholic and Liam has been feeling left out of the Friday night get togethers being the only single guy left.
This story is part of the Ellery Mountain series of fairly short romance stories and should be read in order or you’ll soon get confused with the cast of characters. I liked the way that Liam and Mitchell met at the hospital which made for a nice change as Mitchell met the professional doctor first and the man second. The rumor mill in Ellery is constantly in high gear so Mitchell and the Annabelle’s arrival has the town jumping. This story is tight, neat and beautifully written and the getting to know you before falling in love style is RJ Scott at her best. I love the way that Mitchell just poured everything our to Liam and held back no secrets. Mitchell’s devotion to his niece and sister was endearing especially with his harridan of a mother. The way the Friday night gang all pitched in to raise the cabin gave an easy feel of camaraderie in the growing gay community. The fact that all of the guys hold fairly important positions in Ellery portray the gay man in a very positive light. This wonderful series just keeps getting better and better. I recommend that you pick up a copy of The Fireman and The Cop and get lost in Ellery.