People-pleaser Ben Forman has been in the closet so long he has almost convinced himself he is straight, but his denial train gets derailed when hotshot lawyer Micah Trains walks into his life. Micah is brilliant, funny, driven…and he assumes Ben is gay and starts dating him. Finding himself truly happy for the first time, Ben doesn't have the willpower to resist Micah’s affection.
When his relationship with Micah heats up, Ben realizes has a problem: his parents won’t tolerate a gay son and self-confident Micah isn’t the type to hide. If Ben wants to maintain his hold on his happiness, he'll have to decide what’s important and own up to the truth of who he is. The trouble is figuring out just what that truth is.
here is a lot of pleasure to be found in this romance. I adore Micah. He appears in other books in the series and I have always been a fan.
Ben is a mess. But he is sweet and though his waffling grates a bit, he is a sympathetic character.
The heat between the heroes is lovely and it is such fun that they just start dating before Ben can even turn around.
A great circle of friends and a happily ever after.
I am reading this for Locked Room Mystery square.
I already finished "The Murder in the Vicarage" and loved every bit of it. But it's definitely a transition from a Miss Marple that feels barely tolerated to the Miss Marple that we all know and love that shows up in "The Body in the Library."
I also think that having the Vicar (Leonard) be the main narrator for the first story definitely colors how you think of Miss Marple as well.
Review for The Murder in the Vicarage:
So this is a classic locked room murder mystery. Told from the point of view of St. Mary's Mead, local vicar, Leonard Clement we have him starting to wish harm upon the head of Colonel Lucius Protheroe. The colonel is despised by many of the residents and eventually winds up dead, he is found murdered in the vicar's study.
What makes this murder mystery even more intriguing is that two people confess to the murder, but it seems that the real suspect could be far sinister.
The vicar goes around and through being around when discussions are held and clues abound he digs around into who could be behind the colonel's murder. One of St. Mary's Mead resident, Miss Jane Marple always seems to be on the scene too, helping along the vicar.
We get a lot of characters who show up in later Miss Marple books.
I really did get a kick out of this one, especially when we get to the reveal. Miss Marple reads as stuffy and gossipy though by the vicar. I am glad that Christie changed that up in later books.