REVIEWED BY CINDY
TITLE: Saving Jason
AUTHOR: K.C. Wells
PUBLISHER: Island Tales Press
LENGTH: 117 Pages
RELEASE DATE: November 30, 2016
When David Merrow is given the task of finding a suitable soup kitchen so his company can improve their PR, he realizes he needs help. He turns to Jason Garton, the owner of the coffee shop that David visits every morning. Funny how it took David so long to notice all the food and beverages Jason gives away to the homeless. Because until then, Jason had been almost invisible.
But the more David learns about him, the more intrigued he becomes. There’s something about the selfless, lonely older man that pulls David in, and what began as work becomes so much more
I’m a girl who likes a lot of angst in her stories because it always seems to make the happily-ever-after ending just a little sweeter.
However, everyone once in a while, a books comes along that has very little angst, but still manages to sweep me off my feet.
David is a man doing a job he loves for the most part and when his boss sends him out on a mission he takes it very seriously. It’s funny how fate works because this is what leads him to Jason.
Jason is a man who found his courage late in life. He came out to his wife and his family but then became frozen in place by uncertainty and fear.
What starts as a lovely friendship and a quest to do something good while still doing a good job leads to so much more. Both men are lonely. David’s job takes up so much of his time and that makes finding someone very hard. Jason uses his job and the volunteer work he does as a way of hiding from the fact that his love life is non-existent. Knowing he’s gay is one thing, acting on it is another and that’s where his fear lies.
You can’t help but fall in love with David and Jason. They are both men who are good and kind and deserve so much more than they are getting out of life. Jason has a son, one he loves dearly but is afraid that he has fractured their relationship and doesn’t know how to fix it.
I like how these two become friends first. When David first really sees Jason the first time, sparks fly, but he waits, gets to know him and appreciate him as a person before letting his romantic feelings take over.
If you love a sweet, romantic story that will leave you smiling, then this is definitely the story for you. K.C. Wells does an excellent job of drawing us in to the characters lives and for once I didn’t mind the lack of overt angst too much.
It runs a little slow for me at times, but then again I am very impatient so maybe it’s just me.
I recommend you curl up and enjoy this story when you need a break from the Christmas crazy that is surrounding us, grab a blanket, some wine or hot chocolate and get lost with two men who slowly find their way to their Christmas miracle.