Knocking fifty isn’t bad enough? Jared Haas gets a double whammy when his doc tells him he needs a hip replacement. Can a hunky but too young paramedic smooth the way to recovery?
Jared Haas isn’t happy. On his own for more than two years after his partner of twenty years, Daniel, died, he’s knocking fifty and now his athleticism is threatened by, of all things, a hip replacement. How to make a guy feel really old! At least there’s eye candy nearby in the very nice shape of Steve Forrest, a hunky paramedic who is willing to take more than just a professional interest in Jared’s welfare. The problem is, in Jared’s opinion, he’s too young.
Steve is persistent, though, telling Jared that the difference in their ages isn’t ‘the Grand Canyon of time’. His good looks and sweet nature, not to mention his patience in waiting for Jared to heal before making his move, eventually wear Jared down, and the first time they make love, Jared knows he is lost in lust. Something he never thought possible.
Their idyll is shaken when Daniel’s brother shows up unexpectedly and declares his love for Jared. David has left his wife and his job back in Seattle ready to move in with Jared and claim him as his own. To say Jared is taken aback by this strange turn of events is putting it mildly. How can he tell David he’s completely delusional without breaking his heart?
This quick 80 or so page book was a fun read. Pretty predictable, but fun.
Jared lost his life partner of twenty five years a couple of years previous and has been going through the motions of life ever since. Until now, now his hip is giving out and he needs an operation.
Steve, the parametric is younger but knows he is just what the doctor order for Jared.
So Jared understands that age is a number, but when Steve shows up almost fifteen years his junior, it’s no longer a number but a fact. Watching these two go back and forth, watching them on the date, all very cute.
We need more May – December books.
Even when the brother in law (sort of) shows up, interesting twist, felt like filler. No real plot purpose I could see. Didn’t cause any rift, jealousy?
The secondary cast, was also a nice touch, added a comedy level to the over all tale.