Friday, February 4, 2011

Rediscovering Adrian

Title: Rediscovering Adrian
Author: Serena Yates
Publisher: Total E-Bound
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ISBN: 978-0-85715-390-6
Genre: {M/M} Contemporary
Rating: 3.5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Dragon Minx

Peter Adams lost his one true love five years ago when Adrian Shrader mysteriously left their hometown. He’s convinced himself that Adrian never cared and in the intervening years, has kept his emotions tightly bottled up. Since then Peter’s dedicated himself to being the best private investigator possible but when he suffers a brain injury during a case, he learns his past with Adrian really isn’t behind him.

Adrian left town after Peter’s mother threatened to keep his lover’s younger brother and sister from him. He’s spent the years they’ve been separated hoping that one day he could explain his actions to the man he loves. When he learns of Peter’s serious injury, Adrian drops everything and rushes home to be at his side. Can they forgive each other or will past hurts be too much to excuse?

Rediscovering Adrian is the second release in Serena Yates new series, Men of Riverside. Characters from the first book are present, but this story focuses primarily on the relationship of Peter and Adrian, allowing it to be read as a standalone but reading Finding Elliot first would be beneficial.

The story is nicely paced and plotted, giving the reader plenty of background leading up to Adrian’s flight from home and what each man does during their time apart. As with the previous release, Rediscovering Adrian is a sweet tale of love that lasts into adulthood despite years of separation. While the time apart changes both, allowing them to grow into the strong and resourceful individuals they are meant to be but at their core, they’re the same men each fell in love with.

The author takes the men’s deep and abiding love as the story’s central theme, adds in their current happiness and uses it to unlock their unresolved hurts, leading them into a future together. They do have a little adversity with Peter’s mother and Adrian’s insecurity to deal with, but Ms. Yates uses her creative flair to give these guys the happily-ever-after they deserve.

1 comment:

Serena Yates said...

Thank you so much for your review, Dragon Minx.