Sunday, September 23, 2018

The Heights by Amy Aislin





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Twenty-one years ago, a four-year old child was kidnapped from his front yard. He was never found. Until now.

All Nat Walker wants is to make his late father’s dream of running a father/son woodworking shop come true. And he had the perfect building in mind—until the new guy in town came in and bought the place right out from under him. The fact that the new guy is adorable means nothing. For all Nat cares, he can take his new dance studio and waltz back to New York City.

Professional dancer Quinn Carroll couldn’t be happier that he made the move to the small town of Lakeshore, Oregon. Sure, it’s not New York, but now he’ll be living closer to his adoptive brother. And since his studio will be the only one in the area, he should get enough business to keep him busy. Besides, there’s something about this place that seems familiar...

He doesn’t expect to fall hard for the local, grumpy woodworker who won’t even smile at him.

Or find out that his entire life is a lie.



REVIEW
My Rating - 4 Stars!


The Heights is a unique, suspenseful, and thought-provoking romance by Amy Aislin.

After being adopted at the age of 4, Quinn's been searching for his birth family. He certainly never expected to discover what he did.

Nat is still reeling from his dad's death, and he's struggling to decide what he wants his future to look like. He doesn't want to open his heart, afraid of losing someone again. He's not a risk-taker, but seems to need to take a chance on Quinn.

The romance is sweet, and well-executed, as both men need to address some of their own issues before moving ahead. In addition, there is fun family banter and humor.

One wonderful part of this story is the way Amy addressed how so many different characters were affected by the kidnapping over the years. The guilt. By so many different people. For so many different aspects of the circumstances surrounding the kidnapping. Amazing writing.

As well, the fear of losing a loved one is terrifically explored, as Nat just can't get over the guilt he has about his dad's death, and how he's unable to love again.

The Heights has a wonderful and ambitious plotline, one that's perfectly executed by Amy Aislin. 





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