The featured books for this week’s Throwback Thursday contain some of my favorite elements: Artists, opposites attracting, second chances and a bit of mystery.
In Clare London’s True Colors, Zeke, the moody artist with a troubled past, is an all-time favorite character of mine. His match is Miles, the uptight wealthy businessman who should have it all, but as he gets to know Zeke, he realizes he indeed does not. The two sizzle on page as they dance around their true feelings. They also solve a bit of an art mystery that is very personal to Zeke.
Ethan Day is always guaranteed to liberally sprinkle true to life humor in his stories, and Second Time Lucky is no exception. This book is also poignant and insightful, as Luke and Owen discover each other again after fifteen years. This is my personal favorite by this author.
Wonderful characterizations and relationship dynamics abound in both of these stories. Check them out, and enjoy!
Series: True Colors Book 1
Author: Clare London
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Publication date: May 11, 2009
Summary: From the very first, Zeke Roswell and Miles Winter are like oil and water. After a tragic fire claimed his brother’s life, Zeke’s personal and professional life spiraled out of control, and now he has no choice but to sell his gallery to cover his debts. Enter successful entrepreneur Miles, who buys it and plans to make a commercial success out of Zeke’s failure. Their initial hostility stands no chance against the strong passion that ambushes them. Zeke’s talent and lust for life intoxicate Miles, and Zeke finds Miles’ self-assurance and determination equally fascinating. But it’s not until an unsolved mystery of violence and stolen sketches threatens to sabotage any chance at happiness that Miles and Zeke realize they have a chance at all.
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Author: Ethan Day
Publisher: MLR Press, LLC
Publication date: June 10, 2012
Summary: Second chances aren’t easy to come by but for Luke Landon and Owen West, sometimes the best things really do come back to you. Luke Landon and Owen West already had a once upon a time. They burned hot back in college yet still managed to lose their way. It’s been fifteen years since they drifted apart and while a lot has since changed, they’ve discovered that some things still feel the same. While one calls it fate, the other dumb luck, second chances aren’t easy to come by. Putting the ignorance of youth and life’s baggage aside, they just might find that sometimes the best things really do come back to you.