I am vociferously passionate about good books. And I hate adverbs.
Fast track. Slick business boys, cutting costs for huge corporations, walking over dead bodies.
All things I positively hate.
And here goes Con Riley and makes me love this boy, Jonathan. How he finds peace in a garden in Seattle. How he connects with an elderly lady (how unusual to find real characters in an m/m story), and how he connects with the young man across the yard, despite at first judging him harshly.
Not everything is as it seems, and a garden in which to grow spinach is just one of the many layers of story within this story.
When your career makes you have to choose between being a good man and continuing in your job, you need to sit down and have yourself a good long think. And somehow this is not about Jon, no, it’s about the corporation he’s currently evaluating.
As usual with Con Riley, this is not a steamy story. It is slow burn. I love this. This is introspective, delving deep into what makes a man a man, and why we sometimes lose sight of who we are.
Isn’t it just great that sometimes a good story can set us straight again?
This is one of those stories.
I absolutely loved it, and hope you will all read it, too. Slow and easy.
I was given a review copy of this book, and a positive review wasn’t promised in return.