Shady Ridge and the Neon Sky by Chris Owen

Torquere Press

M/M Contemporary Romance

ISBN: 978-1-60370- 314-7, 1-60370-314-4

Reviewed by Ley



Hank lived his entire life in Shady Ridge. He wasnít open about his sexual orientation, but he didnít hide it either. He just didnít talk about it.  As a police officer of the town, he liked to avoid being gossiped about, so when he needed up close and personal intimacy, he would drive a few hours out of town to the gay bar Neon Sky.  It wasnít a trip he took often, maybe twice a year.  It was enough to keep him satisfied, but then Charlie came along.

Charlie transferred to the force from the big city.  He needed a change of scenery after a hard break-up.  Shady Ridge seemed to offer the slow-paced easy living he needed after the stress heíd been through in the past few months.  He didnít expect to find a kindred spirit amongst the Shady Ridge police force.

Shady Ridge and the Neon Sky is a sweet and easy read that I couldnít help but like.  Hank and Charlie found out about each other by being in the right place at the right time.  After accidentally bumping into each other in the Neon Sky, sexual contact between the two of them was inevitable. Charlie recently breaking up with a lover and Hank having only friends with benefits he sees twice a year, the two men were not in a rush to start anything serious.  With all the ingredients for a lasting relationship starting with friendship, understanding, respect, and an extremely strong sexual attraction, the love between these two men happened upon them unnoticed and slowly grew.  Shady Ridge and the Neon Sky is a great story. I adored Hank and Charlie and Iím certain other readers will, too.  


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