Prickly, irascible and totally dedicated to his environmental consultancy business, Steve Frazer has no time for hook-ups or relationships; they belong to the past, to another life that he left behind two decades ago. Consequently, his powerful attraction to a new recruit, bright, funny, out-and-proud Josh Ashcroft, is an unwelcome emotion.
Initially the two men clash badly. Steve’s attempts to rein in his feelings make him seem cruel and intolerant. Josh, battling the pressures of his first major job, struggles to cope with his boss’s harshness. Yet despite this, the two men are drawn to each other…
Their burgeoning relationship awakens painful memories for both men. If they are to have a future together, they need to shed the baggage of the past and reclaim their lives. Is that possible? And how will Steve cope with a family bereavement that draws him back home to the village he has not seen for twenty years, since the events that drove him to a solitary, loveless existence?
A Year of Awakening, by Chris Cheek is entertaining and emotional charged.
I like both Steve and Josh. They certainly don't click right away, but once they do, it's sweet, charming and sexy. We get to follow along with both men as they face their past relationship scars together. I find this part to be beautifully done.
A Year Of Awakening is a tender story of healing and growth through the power of love. Chris Cheek does a good job with the writing and plot, and gifting us with some great characters.