A contemporary romance
What’s a man to do when his life is falling apart and the ocean’s on the wrong side?
When a series of personal crises prompt risk-averse research librarian Aaron Templeton to apply for a job on the other side of the country, nobody is more surprised than he is. He nearly runs home before the final interview except for one little problem: he has no home anymore. He put his condo on the market before he left California and it’s already sold. Only an encounter with free-spirited Connecticut native Cody Brown at the Mystic Seaport Museum staves off Aaron’s incipient panic attack.
Cody loves nothing better than introducing newcomers to the great features of his beloved home state, and when the newbie in question is a rumpled professorial type with the saddest blue eyes on the planet? Score! The attraction between the two men deepens as they explore Cody’s favorite spots, but when difficulties arise and Aaron’s insecurities threaten to overwhelm him, will Cody’s love be enough to keep him in Mystic?
Mystic Man is a 32,000-word novella featuring a pertinent internal playlist, suggestive shellfish consumption, and a six-year-old who thinks history should have more girls. HEA guaranteed.
This is a really sweet and heartwarming love story. It reminded me of the courage of the human spirit, and of the tenacity with which some people are able to hold on to their dreams, even when their dreams change. …This is pure escapism, read and enjoy!
I loved this story. The characters are all endearing, the setting beautiful, I felt as if I were on tour. I liked the little history lessons and of course, I loved the slow building but sweet romance. When I got to the sexy professor, and young volunteer I was sold. Oh yes give me May-December any day and I swoon, then toss in the opposites attract, a small dose of cute kid and you have the perfect story to relax on a hot summer day or cold winter night! Grab a drink of your choice, curl up and enjoy!
But the opposites attract WORKS … Cody helps Aaron to take chances, and Aaron gives Cody a reason to stay. I loved how they connect over museums, eating lobsters (first time for Aaron), trekking, and talk about history. Oh, and I also love that even if there are eleven years between them, the age-gap has never become an issue that keeps them from being together.