Title: Welcome to Lobster Cove (Lobster Cove #1)
Author Name: Carol Lynne
Publication Date & Length: April 3, 2015 – 91pgs
When following your dream lands you in Lobster Cove, Maine, anything is possible.
After gaining custody of his younger brother, Boone Jensen moves to a unique LGBT community on the coast of Maine. There, he hopes to find work as a stonemason, heal his broken heart and give his brother a safe place to call home.
Life was good in New York City for chef Dante Madia, until his business partner betrayed him. Determined to trust only himself, Dante risks everything on a new restaurant venture in a small fishing village built on acceptance.
Neither man is looking for love, but in a town like Lobster Cove, secret dreams have the ability to become realities.
Boone and Dante are both running from their pasts when they agree to become part of a new LGBT community on the coast of Maine. Dante agrees to establish a restaurant and Boone will work as a stonemason.
I absolutely love the premise for this series. I love the idea of building an inclusive community from the ground up, and I love the smokin’ hot men Lynne has created for Lobster Cove.
Both Boone and Dante are reeling from betrayal and rejection when they arrive in Lobster Cove. Lynne writes her men with depth and sensitivity. Boone’s care for his brother is carefully written and very moving. Dante’s care for his foster sister is equally endearing. I love the way the inclusive community reaches out to Laddy, looking past his Down Syndrome and offering him a safe place to belong.
Realism has Boone and Dante engaging in very steamy sex from the outset even while they guard their hearts very carefully. Lobster Cove offers healing and respite, allowing Boone and Dante to slowly begin to trust and then love each other.
In this first book, Lynne introduces glimpses of several other enticing residents of Lobster Cove, and I’m hoping there’s a book for each man.
I really love this story – it’s a perfect beach read. I look forward to the next installment.