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Posted January 2, 2014
Review posted on Books on Silver Wings blog.
Shawn meets Royce at All Corked Up, a wine shop, and they have instant chemistry. They go out on a date but somehow, Shawn's
homophobic boss finds out. His boss refuses to sell Shawn Delicto, a restaurant where Shawn works as a manager, unless he quits
dating Royce. Royce has to make a decision between his dream of owning Delicto or his potential HEA with Royce.
I really dislike Shawn's character and how he succumb to his homophobic boss' demands to quit dating Royce. I can understand why
he act the he way he did, but that doesn't make his character more likeable for me. It takes multiple people, multiple tries to get him to
see reason and go after his happiness instead of his dream. The choice he has to make is hard for everybody but Shawn's salvation
comes from his friends, not from deep within him.
I don't like how the problems with Shawn's job is so easily solved. The HEA ending is too perfect and simplistic that it's not worth the
trouble these characters went through for the majority of the book to reach that conclusion.
On the other hand, both Shawn and Royce have charming best friends that seem annoying at first but really put their best interest at
heart. They save the book for me.
I love the descriptions on the wines, wine tasting, and what wine goes with what food. That certainty adds to the charm of this book.
The romance is okay even though I didn't like Shawn's character. Overall, this is a charming story about two men in a relationship at
different points in their lives, both trying to achieve their dreams and finding the love of their lives.