Blue McCoy has lived on the streets for a long time, surviving by his wits and doing what he must, and he’s not above using his youthful appearance and air of innocence to his advantage. It’s not an easy life, but he’s happy. He has everything he really needs: the clothes on his back, a house to squat in, a sweet dog. Everything except that special someone to love him.
Six months ago, John Williams’s wife left him because she was bored. “Even your *name* is boring” were her last words to him before she walked out. Now he’s by himself in a big house, trying to figure out what direction his life should take. He’s never been so alone.
A chance encounter sets John on a new path, a path that becomes clearer when loneliness sends him to a local animal shelter to get a dog—and he finds an angel instead. An angel named Blue. A crisis brings them together, but it is something else that keeps them there. Could it be love? A love that can forever end two men’s deep loneliness and bring them the support and sense of belonging they’ve searched for all their lives?
Blue by B. G. Thomas is a sweet male/male contemporary romance. Blue McCoy has what he thinks he needs, clothes, his dog and a house to sleep in. John Williams is under no such illusions of contentment. After his wife leaves him, he is forced to face his loneliness. A chance encounter at the animal shelter draws him to Blue McCoy and his labradoodle, Chewie.
As I’ve said before, I love books that feature rescue dogs. The way characters (and humans) act with animals says a lot about them. John makes many sacrifices for Chewie and Blue, and that’s before he ever really knows either one of them. Blue keeps up his hardened façade for as long as he can, but John knows early on how desperate Blue is for love and stability. The two men click on a level neither of them is prepared for. Their age difference enhances rather than detracts from their romance, as it provides something both men need.
Blue is a well-written, entertaining novel. I would recommend to anyone looking for a feel good book.