Tracy reviews ‘The Sum of Everything’ (Pickleville #2) by April Kelley. Published March 15th by eXtasy Books, 139 pages.
This book was provided free of charge for an honest review by the author. 😉
Why I read this book: The cover of this book is stunning. I also enjoyed the first book in the series.
They say opposites attract but can they make love last?
Greg Mitchell’s entire childhood was filled with violence and abuse. That was until he came to work on the Heath Farm. His life was forever changed for the better, including meeting Brian Stockwell. From the first moment Greg met Brian he’s been in love. But a threat his father made four years ago has always held him back from pursuing any real relationship with Brian. That was until he learns his father is on his death bed and of no further harm to himself or Brian.
Greg finds out his family ties are stronger than he thought and they hold Greg back from really getting to know Brian the way he truly wants too. Both men discover that they have more differences than they originally thought.
9/10 Pots of Gold
When I started to read the prologue in this book, my first thought was some people shouldn’t be allowed to be parents. I felt heartily sorry for young Greg, his childhood had been horrendous until he went to live and work at Heath Farm.
Greg is studying hard at college, working on the farm, his heart belongs to a guy that doesn’t know he exists, that is until the night he has too much to drink and spills his hearts desire.
Brian doesn’t do relationships, he does quick hook ups. He was hurt in the past and doesn’t trust easily. He is shocked when Greg drunkenly tells the world how he feels about Brian.
The lust does fly when the two are in the same room. The sex is off sizzling but not overdone and it doesn’t over shadow the storyline in any way. It blends and enhances making a nice smooth easy read.
I enjoyed this second book in the Pickleville series. I thought Greg very sweet and Brian seems to need him. The sub characters are interesting and contribute to the storyline making it feel real.
Brad is back, a very different guy, I’m hoping he really has changed for the better.
Overall a good all round read that leaves me wanting more. It doesn’t end on a cliffhanger I just want more from the guys of Pickleville and Heath Farm.
Buy Links: Extasy Books
Living in Southwest Michigan, April resides with her husband and two kids. She has been an avid reader for several years. Writing her first story at the age of ten, the characters in her head still won’t stop telling their stories. If April isn’t reading or writing she can be found outside playing with the animals or taking a long walk in the woods.
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