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I'd do nothing but reading if I could (ok, maybe eat some great food, buy some fancy shoes between two books...oh, and spend some quality time with the gorgeous guy I married while I am on reading-break anyway...)

So good, so sweet

The Parting Glass - Josh Lanyon

I did a quick re-read of the first installment "In a dark wood", a short novella I very much liked. It was creepy and funny at the same time, bittersweet and hot.


And this one was a worthy sequel.

It picks up a few years after the events of the first part. Luke and Tim haven't made it as a couple - too many obstacles and Tim's alcoholism prevented the HEA.


So the two men meet again - and there it is: this sweet and bitter moment when the feeling is there, and the reality of the situation doesn't fit the feeling.


I am as always amazed at how rich a story is packed in so few words - the story never felt rushed and it had all the development and interaction that I like to have in a romance novel.


Here there was no mystery part - but I didn't miss it.


I would recommend to re-read the first novella again before reading this one (and because it is always worth re-visiting :-))