Jack Daley left his music career behind—along with his domineering father—and is struggling to make a new life for himself and his autistic sister in Bluewater Bay. When a summer storm sweeps a handsome stranger into his general store, Jack is more than ready for a fling. No strings attached, because Jack can’t share the secrets he and his sister are hiding from. Unfortunately, his feelings refuse to stay casual.
Mark Keao is married to his job as a costume designer on Wolf’s Landing. He’s autistic, so he’s used to people not knowing how to interact with him, but that doesn’t mean he wants to be a hermit. Especially when he meets Jack Daley, who dances with brooms, shares his love of the blues, and gets him like no one else. But relationships have proven complicated in the past.
Just when Mark is ready to try anyway, Jack pulls back. But Mark isn’t giving up, and neither is Jack’s sister. And then there’s the music both men love, bringing them together time and again. It will take trust, though, to bring them together for good.
This is the second book in the Bluewater Bay series written by G.B. Gordon. The first was When to Hold Them, which I liked, but not nearly as much as Bluewater Blues.
At first glance it would seem that Mark and Jack were made for each other. Jack’s life revolved around his sister and it would take a special kind of person to not only understand, but accept and be comfortable with his situation. Given Mark had first hand knowledge of the challenges that Jack faced, the obvious obstacles didn’t exist. The fact that Jack couldn’t be totally honest with Mark made things complicated. Mark was determined to make things work regardless.
Bluewater Blues was a great addition to the Bluewater Bay series. My favorites in this series have been the books that touched on not only tough issues but gave insight into real life situations that not everyone is exposed to or comfortable with simply because they haven’t been exposed to them or don’t understand. Bluewater Blues was that kind of book for me. It was so much more than a romance and that’s one of the many reasons why they’re my favorites.
This was also another book in the series that you could read as a stand alone, but I still wouldn’t recommend it. A few characters are familiar from previous books. I may be a bit biased though since there aren’t many books in this series that I haven’t loved. Next up in the Bluewater Bay series is No Small Parts and since I’m so far behind in all my reviews, I’ve already read it. Stay tuned!