Sam reviews ‘The One I Choose by D.H. Starr. Published by Wilde City Press on September 19, 2014 and is 90 pages long.
This book was provided free of charge by the author for an honest review.
Cal’s been with his partner Rhys for three years, their life together was perfect—or so he thought. When Rhys’s culinary path in NYC is detoured, Cal uses his inheritance to relocate them to Boston. While using his contracting skills tirelessly to get Rhys’s restaurant operational, Cal realizes that Rhys’s happiness, their very relationship, may not be as solid as he’d once thought. Cal struggles as he realizes the many ways he’s taken Rhys for granted and needs to make some hard choices if he doesn’t want to lose the man he loves.
Cal and Rhys have been together for 3 years. They have recently moved from New York to Reading, Massachusetts. This is where Cal is in the process of making Rhys dream of owning a restaurant come true. But Rhys has been more and more unhappy lately. Between being wrongly removed from a job he loved, moving away from his friends and now Cal being away long hours trying to get the restaurant up and going he feels very alone. Cal loves Rhys with all his heart and is just trying to get the restaurant finished so Rhys can go back to his happy demeanor. Having to choose between taking time off with Rhys or finishing the restaurant are making life difficult for Cal. After a stressful and emotional confrontation with Rhys, Cal is beginning to realize what Rhys has given up and how much he has contributed to the relationship, where he has been selfish all along.
Can Cal fix what seems to be hurting their relationship? Can each of them learn to communicate their issues more openly instead off bottling it up or avoiding them?
This was a good short story of two men who love each other but sometimes don’t see what is truly going on under the surface because of the lack of communication. Even with the struggles they were facing you get to see the depth of their connection, the fun banter and great sex they shared. The One I Choose was written well and flowed good. The author did a great job with the details of the characters and scenes.
If you like a short MM love story but with real life struggles then I recommend The One I Choose by D.H. Starr
8/10 Pots of Gold
Hi. Here is a little about me.
I’m a hopeful romantic with a wildly sexy side who loves to allow my imagination and fantasies to get the best of me. I believe in that look across the room that draws you to someone, but I also believe in the messy, sloppy, sweaty bedroom aerobics that make life worth living.
I work a serious job by day, so this world of erotic romance is a welcome distraction from the 9 to 5 routine.
I’m an avid movie collector, loving all genres of movies and I own hundreds ranging from the seventies to present.
I’m almost 40, but not quite, but I think I only act like I’m 20.
Kissing is better than sex if it’s done right.
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