Summer Boys by Eden Winters
Review by Elizabeth Coldwell
Ferris is in beautiful Waikiki, on a fact-finding mission for a Hawaiian-themed resort that will be the latest addition to his family’s hotel empire. Finding it hard to get over the death, two years previously, of his long-term partner, Connor, he expects this to be just another work assignment – until he sees Chief Miko, the half-Samoan dancer who’s a breathtaking part of the resort’s regular luau shows. Miko offers Ferris a sympathetic ear, while making it clear he’d be happy to take their friendship to a more intimate level. At last, Ferris has a chance to put the past behind him and move on to new romance, but does Miko really view him as more than just a ‘summer boy’, a tourist he can love and leave?
In this neatly crafted little story, Eden Winters takes the reader on a trip to Paradise. The resort at Waikiki is vividly described, and Ferris’ initial loneliness in the heart of so much beauty is all too believable. The erotic interaction between Ferris and Miko, men from two very different worlds who turn out to have a lot in common, is hot and heavy, and the message about overcoming grief and learning to live your life again is entirely in keeping with the theme of things getting better. With an ending that’s guaranteed to bring a lump to your throat, Summer Boys is one for all lovers of feel-good erotic romance.
Author bio: After many years of aimless wandering, Eden Winters returned home to the South, and her stories often reflect a southern country upbringing. She fills her days with work, reading and writing, family and friends. Although her greatest passion is creating happy-ever-afters for fictional hotties, motorcycles, pets, and rainy days also have special places in her heart. Website: www.edenwinters.com
Reviewer bio: Elizabeth Coldwell lives in London with her partner and two cats, some of whom love to get involved in the writing process. The former editor of Forum magazine, her m/m short stories and novellas have been widely published, and she never tires of writing about hot men. Her other passions include her home town football team, unfashionable rock music and baking delicious cakes. She can be found at http://elizabethcoldwell.wordpress.com.