Thursday, May 3, 2012

Legal Tender

Title: Legal Tender
Author: Andrew Grey
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
ISBN/BIN: 978-1-61372-437-8
Genre: {M/M} Contemporary Series
Rating: 4.5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Dragon Minx 

When he was a teenager, Timothy’s mother turned into a drug addict. Her behavior almost destroyed him and he moved out of the house to escape.  It didn’t, however, stop him from visiting his beloved grandfather in the nursing home.  Now Grampy’s dead and Timothy has to move on with his life. Discovering his grandfather left him the house and contents as his legacy changes Timothy’s life in ways he never imagined. 

Hidden inside the attic playroom, built by Grampy, Timothy finds a bag of gold coins, including a 1933 Double Eagle that isn’t supposed to exist. He’s determined to keep the government from confiscating the special coin and that mean finding a lawyer. Timothy meets Joiner, a young attorney in the office and they hit it off but he has painful secrets that keep him from opening up. Secrets he’s afraid to share with the man that becoming the most person in his life. 

Legal Tender is the latest release in Andrew Grey’s Art series and while reading the other books would be beneficial since there are returning characters, it can be read as a stand-alone. 

I’ve read any number of books written by Andrew Grey but the ones in this series are some of my favorites. I can always be assured that any new addition to this family of book is likely to be another winner and Legal Tender definitely is that. It’s well-written, has good personality development, an interesting premise with wonderful historical facts, vivid but heartbreaking personal details, some great conflicts and a legal battle with the US government. What more could you want?  

Timothy was hurt and he’s afraid. Joiner likes Timothy…a lot, but he’s kind and caring, and willing to go slow. It’s takes time and there some surprises along with way but eventually, they get together. For Timothy, it’s a journey of recovery and redemption, so he can move on and that fear no longer rules his life. Mr. Grey excelled in handling Timothy. His problems are so varied…the legal battle, his addict mother, the secret in his past, his new relationship with Joiner, his job. The list goes on and Mr. Grey juggles all of them, weaving the ends into an organized and believable whole without any dangling threads. And he got Timothy and Joiner in a healthy and happy relationship. Read and enjoy! I did.

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