Saturday, December 7, 2013

Review: A Lion in Tails (Heartwarming) by Andrew Grey

A Lion in Tails (Heartwarming)

by Andrew Grey
Published December 1st 2013 by Dreamspinner Press 
Formats Available: mobi, epub, pdf, zip/html

My Rating: 4 of 5 Stars

Larry Kincaid isn't ready to be a parent, but when his sister dies in an accident, he takes his nephew, Angus, into his home. The change throws Larry's life into limbo until he meets Joshua Langdon.

To Joshua, Larry is a lion: growly and strong, but too proud to ask for help. Joshua gets past his defenses and finds a place in Larry and Angus's family, but Larry's pride gets in the way. Can they turn their holiday romance into a relationship that lasts into the New Year?

This was a short, light, heartwarming tale of how two men meet, get attracted, learn about each other, accept one another, and get to see that light at the end of the tunnel that could only mean one thing: happiness.

No matter how Larry may deny it, he is miserable. He had just lost his beloved sister and now, he has to make sure his nephew, Angus, get the loving home he deserves and get over his mother's death. If Larry cannot get over it, how is this sweet, little boy going to do so? 

Out on a tux-to-rent trip, they meet Joshua. 

Joshua is a man who is satisfied with life. So yes, he may not be very rich, but he does have friends who count, two jobs that provide him with his needs, and the chance to meet people. When he meets the unlikely pair of uncle and nephew in Larry and Angus, not only does he fall for the little boy but for Larry as well.

Thing is, Larry is a prickly lion. Much like a lion with a thorn in his paw. So as that old tale went, it takes a special individual to take a lion's paw, dress it, and become friends for life. And just like Apion's tale, Joshua is that special someone. In this case, he cares not only for the lion in Larry, but for the cub in Angus.

This was such a sweet tale that is typical of Andrew Grey's stories. He never gives too much angst, but just enough to set the story on the right track. His men are men. The dialogues may come out cheesy at times, but then again, with a story such as this one, it is the only way to go. As this is set in the Christmas Holidays, it was perfect.

Another amazing Grey tale. 

Highly recommended for the holidays. Great read.

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