Saturday, September 12, 2015

Star Dust Award: The Best Parts by Stormy Glenn

The Best Parts (MM)Title:The Best Parts
Series:  Cade Creek, 7
Author:Stormy Glenn
Publisher:Siren-Bookstrand, LLC
Genre and Pairing:Contemporary and M/M
Word Count:34,058
Reviewer Name: Luna
Publisher Buy Link:

Publisher Blurb
[Siren Everlasting Classic ManLove: Erotic Alternative Romance, M/M, HEA]
Recovering from a car accident in the sleepy little town of Cade Creek should have been a dream come true, but for Noah Helmond, it has been nothing but a nightmare. Ostracized by everyone for things he couldn’t prevent, Noah is trying his level best to make amends. But even he has his limits and when the man he starts to fall for rips the truth out of him, Noah has to decide if it’s worth the risk to stay and fight for what they could have together or run.
Paul Rafferty loves being a fire fighter. It fulfills his need to protect those that can’t protect themselves. When he meets Noah and learns who the man is, he’s prepared to think the worst. But there’s something compelling in Noah’s sad eyes that make Raff think that there is more to the story than what he has been told. Getting Noah to admit that might be the hardest battle he’s ever fought.
When trouble comes looking for Noah, asking for help means revealing secrets Noah has kept hidden for years, ones that will not only tear his family apart but have a significant impact on more than one resident in Cade Creek, and that may be asking too much.

Okay.  I would have never thought that Noah could ever be likable.  I mean the lies he told and his despicable behavior to his baby mama, horrid.  But in The Best Parts by Stormy Glenn, I not only grew to love Noah but also feel sorry for him.  I mean I understood why he was treated so poorly but I just wanted to pop people in the mouth for their treatment of him.  I loved that Paul looked beyond what he had heard about Noah and looked at the person in front of him.  Everyone is entitled to a second chance and Ms. Glenn hammered that point beautifully.  We only had part of the picture and with the full picture we could see that Noah was a good man.  I loved that journey to understanding.  Ms. Glenn made the story real and believable.  We got to see why and that made all the difference in understanding who.  Paul and Noah were wonderful together.  Paul was steadfast, loyal and willing to fight for the man he has come to love.  Noah was misunderstood and use to pushing the needs of others before himself.This story definitely needs to be read after Starting Something to enjoy Ms. Glenn’s wonderful storytelling skill.  It is extremely well written.  It is thoughtful and full of emotional depth and fully developed characters.  I laughed, I cried and I was sorry to see it end.  This will definitely be a story that I return to time and time again.

             Five Shooting Stars and A Star Dust Award

No comments: