If Peter Christopoulos has learned one thing from his last three years in a wheelchair, it’s that people have a hard time seeing past the hardware. When he asks out Russ Baker after giving him a quote on equipment for a new Greek restaurant, he’s disappointed but not surprised to be turned down.
Russ has been covering for his abusive boyfriend for so long it’s almost automatic, but with a little help from his friends, he finds the courage to break it off. To his surprise, Peter is still interested, and soon they’re falling hard and fast. But then their world is thrown into turmoil: Peter finds an old letter indicating he has a half sister he’s never met, and Russ’s past interferes when his ex makes it clear he’ll do anything to get him back.
A Helping of Love is a sweet romance that actually is a bit predictable. I figured out the twists early on. However, that said, I still enjoyed it. Peter and Russ are both sweet men. They both have major emotional issues, Peter with his fears about nobody wanting him due to his chair and Russ with the damage done to him by his ex, but they keep striving forward.
Probably my only disappointment is there doesn’t seem to be closure in the Barry dept. Did he finally stay away for good? Or will he come back and make things worse?
All in all, a sweet Andrew Grey story.