Unearthing Cole by A.M. Arthur


Cole Alston swore he’d never return to his childhood home in rural North Carolina, but when his mother dies, he inherits her hoarded property. He hopes to sell everything and use the money to start over in Canada, far away from his abusive ex-boyfriend. It’s a daunting task, and Cole has no idea where to start. Luckily for him, the local antique store owner, Jeremy Collins, volunteers his services in sorting the hoard. Their professional relationship soon evolves into a personal one, but Cole must overcome his past and his anxiety before he can accept a new man in his life or the possibility of a happy future.
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Wow this was a good book! I loved Cole and Jeremy from the very beginning.  I was really able to identify with Cole and his dilemmas really resonated with me.  Jeremy is such an amazingly caring man and such a great fit for Cole.  I can see the two of them working together to heal each other.
This was such a beautiful love story of overcoming adversity and fear. I am very much looking forward to reading the second book in this series Understanding Jeremy. This is a must read for anyone who loves m/m romance and enjoys when the characters have to work for their love.