Thursday, June 17, 2010

Because It's True

Title: Because It's True
Author: Willa Okati
Publisher: Loose Id
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ISBN: 978-1-60737-569-2
Genre: {M/M} Contemporary
Rating: 3 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Chocolate Minx

Gavin Yamea is taking a break on the terrace at work when he hears the voice of a man, explaining how to read the signs of fate. Curious, Gavin leans over the railing for a better view of the speaker. At the same time, Ford Tremaine looks up to see Gavin. Ford immediately believes it is destiny that brought the two together. However, Gavin does not believe in fate and succeeded in avoiding Ford for several days before Ford tracks him down.

Because It's True is a sweet romance with interesting characters. The plot is well written and the intimate scenes are sensual. The setting is a US city somewhat close to the Canadian border. Ford is an overly enthusiastic gentle giant. Ford declares Gavin is the man he will marry upon the first sight of him. Ford’s relentless pursuit of Gavin is reminiscent of stalking. I get the impression that Ford’s reading of signs is more the wishful thinking of a lonely man. Ford’s size intimidates people; however, his gentle nature soothes Gavin. When Gavin finally concedes to Ford’s proposal, it is Ford who gets cold feet and tries to run away. Gavin is very shy. His past heartbreak with a former fiancé has left Gavin leery of men claiming faith in signs. However, once he accepts his feelings for Ford, as well as the possible future they can share, he is determined that he and Ford will marry. Willa Okati has created an enjoyable love story with a hint of kismet included.

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