It’s time for another summer of sun, sand, suntan lotion, sandals, and Speedos on Cozzi Cove at the New Jersey Shore. Cal Cozzi’s seven bungalows are once again open for love.
This summer, sexy Cal welcomes back his brother and sister, who are confronted with people from their pasts. Connor, the maid packed with muscle and mayhem, becomes the subject of a handsome young psychologist’s study on human sexuality. Tommy, the strapping, bald and tattooed local bartender, is captivated with guest Cory Magnum, a police officer with a secret. Another guest, Bill, a disbelieving pastor, is inspired by a vision of two sexy male angels on the cove. And Cal and Michael reach a plateau in their relationship.
What secrets, humor, tragedies, mysteries, and passions lie waiting to unfold in this magical place called Cozzi Cove?
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Another great book in the Cozzi Cove series by joe Cosentino. These books all capture your attention with their uniqueness and style. The characters are over-the-top, yet believable. There is hysterical humor, yet deep pathos. Each book has new characters and storylines with the guests at the Cozzi Cove bungalows, plus continuing characters with their new problems to solve, so there is the nice balance of familiarity and novelty. This book follows the stories of the core characters more than the previous ones, drawing you deeper into their lives. I won't go into the details of the stories, so as not to spoil anything, but I highly recommend this to anyone who enjoys romance, quirky characters, and clever plots. Read the books in order for the fullest effect (this is book 3), but each book can be enjoyed independently if you prefer.
*****another winner from the Joe Cosentino stable**** Yet again this author showered us with the Cosentino magic, I was drenched in his drama, angst, ultimate love and…..angels, he certainly pulled another triumph from his magician’s hat. For the uninitiated, Cozzi Cove is a gay holiday resort and after the death of his parents and with the help (financially) from his sister, his younger lover and recently found half brother, Cal runs it himself and has found his true calling. So let's talk about the Cozzi’s themselves……. Cal. Owner of Cozzi Cove. In love with his younger lover, but still hung-up over the death of his husband. Michael. Cal’s younger lover. “Star of Cal’s nights and his brightness in the mornings” but tried to gay-bash Cal on their first meeting! Now all he wants is for Call to make an honest man of him and marry him. Michael needs this to make his life complete. Taylor. Cal’s sister and financial wizard. With her mordant wit that she lavishly sprinkles over the people she loves, it covers the real Taylor and the secret she is hiding. George. Cal and Taylor’s half brother. Gifted designer but still reeling from the shock that the love of his life walked out on him because he wasn't’t Jewish! But it's not just about the Cozzi’s and the webs they weave, it's also about the Guests that check-in and check-out. But they never check out of our hearts. We as readers, remember everyone of them – they are the real beauty of Cozzi Cove together with this author’s amazing talent – he makes these OTT characters stay with us, his characterisation is just phenomenal and therefore great fun to read, I never chuckle as much as I do as when I'm reading a Cosentino. And I cannot resist but mention Connor. My all time favourite trolley dolly nymphomaniac. His enthusiasm for sex leaves me gobsmacked but Connor is gobsmacked as well - he’s fallen madly in love and this time, it's real love…… For me, Stepping Out, unlike the others in the Series, is about your past catching up with you. The truth will always come out and deeds will be punished but for some, maybe get their rewards they so deserve. The Series goes from strength to strength with each new addition but don't worry if you haven't read the others yet, it can be read very successfully as a stand alone. Five big fat stars from me. ****I voluntary reviewed an Advance Readers Copy of the book**** Threebooksovertherainbow.wordpress.com .