321 pages/Amazon Digital Services/Gay Fiction
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Silver fox Stephen Webb doesn’t mean to start a workplace fling with the cute new intern.
This is the second book in the Oahu Lovers series and I happened upon it because it was one of those titles that pop up as a recommendation following your browsing history.
We are introduced to Stephen as the guy who is unreachable in the first chapter and Max cannot deny being drawn to him-so much so that just by glancing at him, he labels him the “Silver Fox.” Everyone in the firm knows that Stephen has eyes for one thing only- his career.
So, I liked how he too was drawn to Max, especially his smile and dimples. It seemed harmless at first, but as the story developed, the two found themselves spending more time together at the office and consequently out of office.
What I did not really enjoy was the fact that there’s a lot of talk on food and eating and most of the dialogues or meaningful character engagements that advanced the plot took place over food. It was very distracting.
I loved how both had conflicting issues to resolve and was surprised that the one conflict I thought was evident turned out not to be such a big deal. The writing is simple and it’s got diverse characters.
This is my first gay fiction read of 2019 and I’ll say that my favorite character in the book was Max’s Grandma, Keiko. She was sassy, blunt, salty, sweet, grit and just a blend of rough and tender. For example when she laughs so much that she goes quiet, Stephen asks her:
“Are you dying?” he asked gruffly
“Yes. You killed me with your stupid,” she deadpanned.