Author: J.P. Bowie
Publisher: Pride Publishing
Genre: MM, Contemporary
Jared Haas isn’t happy. On his own for more than two years after his partner of twenty years, Daniel, died, he’s knocking fifty and now his athleticism is threatened by, of all things, a hip replacement. How to make a guy feel really old! At least there’s eye candy nearby in the very nice shape of Steve Forrest, a hunky paramedic who is willing to take more than just a professional interest in Jared’s welfare. The problem is, in Jared’s opinion, he’s too young.
Steve is persistent, though, telling Jared that the difference in their ages isn’t ‘the Grand Canyon of time’. His good looks and sweet nature, not to mention his patience in waiting for Jared to heal before making his move, eventually wear Jared down, and the first time they make love, Jared knows he is lost in lust. Something he never thought possible.
Their idyll is shaken when Daniel’s brother shows up unexpectedly and declares his love for Jared. David has left his wife and his job back in Seattle ready to move in with Jared and claim him as his own. To say Jared is taken aback by this strange turn of events is putting it mildly. How can he tell David he’s completely delusional without breaking his heart?
Here’s another situation Jared never thought he’d have to deal with, only this one isn’t nearly as pleasant, and might prove to be the end of his relationship with both men.
Never too Late by J.P. Bowie we have the story of Jared. His lover of 25 years has died, been alone since. Even though it is been a while he cannot bring himself to date again. He needs a hip replacement this leaves him feeling old and washed up. Who wants an old man with a bad hip? Who knew a bad hip could bring him to a new love.
Steve he is a paramedic. He meets Jared when Jared needs a ride to rehab after his surgery. Steve wants Jared right away. Steve though is much younger than Jared. Jared does not think it will work. But Steve shows he is more mature than Jared thinks he is.
I loved how sweet this story was. Truly a beautiful story about believing in second chances. I loved Jared. He is realistic about himself, but so darn sweet you want him to have love again. He is the kind of man you want as a friend he would be the best friend you ever had.
Steve is strong, loving, and persistent. He needs all those qualities to get Jared past his self doubt.
When you want a story to remind you the power of true love this is the one to pick up.
Five Shooting Stars