Saturday, April 25, 2009


Title: Rover
Author: Mel Spenser
Publisher: Torquere Press
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ISBN: 978-1-60370-675-9
Genre: Contemporary Romance, M/M
Rating: 5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Chocolate Minx

Patrick McAuliffe moves back to Houston to be near his family after grieving the loss of his partner of seven years. On his way to his new job, Patrick stops at a coffee shop where he meets the gorgeous Sean Riley, who works there part-time while going to college. Patrick and Sean are attracted to each other, although neither of them is on the lookout for a new love interest. Fate conspires to join Patrick and Sean, while fear and negative people attempts to tear them apart.

Rover is an emotionally multifaceted romance. Patrick is still living with the ghost of his partner; he has made a start of moving past it by changing locations and jobs. However, the thought of loving someone else causes feelings of guilt, along with the fear of losing another man he loves. The more time Patrick spends with Sean, Patrick comes to realize that some things were missing from his former life. Sean’s life was on a downhill slide until eye-opening events compelled him to take a hard look at himself and get his life back on track, a journey that has taken five years to complete.

The amazing Mel Spenser delivers another intriguing story in this precursor to Miss Me? The connection between the two stories was wonderfully written. The emotional rollercoaster in Rover is heart-wrenching. The chemistry between the characters is realistic and sometimes humorous and the intimate scenes are very sensuous. This is an excellent story that radiates love and encouraged me to continue reading to the last page, in addition to making another visit to Miss Me? I enjoyed this fascinating saga immensely.

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