Strays and Lovers is a good May to December romance by John Inman. It just so happens to include a whole lot of animals too.
Eddie, who's closer to 50 than to 40, runs an animal refugee. Gray meanwhile, is 20 years his junior, but he certainly helps Eddie to feel less lonely.
When they first meet, Eddie can easily see the sadness in Gray. He's ashamed and embarrassed by his past, full of pain and fear. He's definitely a survivor, he just doesn't realize this.
Eddie and Gray are two men who are definitely better off together than alone. Each man fills a hole in the other's life and heart.
I found the story to start off with a slow start. But, soon the pace and the story picked up. It is most definitely a relationship-driven story.
Strays and Lovers has an ending that's super sweet, and you can just feel the love jumping off the pages.