As the Ice Melts (Love for the Seasons, #2)

As the Ice Melts (Love for the Seasons, #2)

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by RJ Jones
     
 

When Marcus McDonald receives a formal warning from his employer, he knows it’s time to tuck tail and head home to Manchester. His medical condition forces him to keep people at arm’s length, and it wouldn’t be the first time his temperament has landed him in trouble.

All Adam Radney wants is some time to paint, but his father’s death,

Overview

When Marcus McDonald receives a formal warning from his employer, he knows it’s time to tuck tail and head home to Manchester. His medical condition forces him to keep people at arm’s length, and it wouldn’t be the first time his temperament has landed him in trouble.

All Adam Radney wants is some time to paint, but his father’s death, leaving Adam and his mum up to their ears in debt, means taking on two jobs. Working at the family’s run-down Manchester fish and chip shop, Adam is confronted by a new, surly face in town and instantly dislikes the icy newcomer. So what if he pushes all of Adam’s hot buttons?

When the ice melts and things heat up between Marcus and Adam, Adam thinks all his dreams have come true. With Marcus’s help, new customers arrive and the chip shop starts to flourish, easing Adam’s mind. But when Adam puts all his trust in Marcus on the busiest night the shop has seen in years, thing go awry and it leaves Adam with more questions than answers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940152918168
Publisher:
RJ Jones
Publication date:
04/01/2016
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
414,635
File size:
495 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

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RJ started as a reader and eventually made the progression to reviewing. It wasn't until two men popped into her thoughts, insisting on telling her their story that she started to write. It started with one scene. A hot and dirty one in the shower. RJ's initial thought was if she could write their scene then they'd shut up and allow her to concentrate on other aspects of the day. That shower scene was 3000 words long and three hours of work. But they didn't shut up. They told her their entire story and she didn't sleep for days. Sometimes she couldn't keep up with what they were telling her and she had to keep a notebook by the bed. Whilst RJ was writing their story a side character decided he needed his story told too. Then other characters followed suit. You see the problem? If RJ ever wants to sleep again then she needs to write. RJ is a wife and a mother to two boys. Even her dog is a boy. She is surrounded by males. RJ writes emotionally charged, character driven romances. Her guys will always get their HEA, but it will never be easy.

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As the Ice Melts (Love for the Seasons, #2) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
MrsConditReadsBooks 8 months ago
As the Ice Melts is a lovely sequel to the first book in the Love For the Seasons series. As the Leaves Fall gave us Aiden and Noah, who reappear briefly in the second book. Now it’s time for Adam and Marcus’ story. Adam and his mother run the little fish and chips shop that was left to them when Adam’s father died. Unfortunately, they discover that his father also left them with the crushing debts of a gambling addict. Adam has worked hard to pay off those debts while keeping the shop running. His mother does the cooking and Adam is the manager/server/part-time cook. He has a second job as the bartender at a club and slowly but surely he has been able to pay down some of the debts and keep current with the mortgage on the shop and building. Marcus had a good job as a designer at a large firm in London but when business began to fall off Marcus was let go. He moved back home with his Gran, who loves him so much. Gran is a regular customer of Adam’s fish and chips shop and one day sends Marcus to pick up her order. At this point the deep and humiliating secret that Marcus carries around is revealed. Marcus has epilepsy, but that ‘s not what embarrasses him. He also has a disorder that makes him unable to recognize numbers or do simple math. He’s generally able to hide his condition but his best friend Colin knows that Marcus has been taken advantage of so many times and had so much money stolen from him it’s a tragedy. Marcus is dismayed at the shabby condition of the shop and arranges to redesign it to bring in more customers. By now Marcus and Adam are beginning to have deep feelings for each other. When hoards of new customers swamp the shop, Adam, not knowing about Marcus’ condition, assigns Marcus to man the cash register, which begins the slide to disaster for both men. This is a wonderfully sweet story about two men falling in love, what it means to have a best friend, the love of family, and an exploration into the problems of keeping secrets from the very people who are in a position to help. There is a delightful HEA but getting there is a road through the rocky terrain of heartbreak, secrets kept, and secrets revealed. I loved this book and recommend it highly. It can be read as a stand alone story but I also recommend picking up the first book just because it is so much fun to read.