Reviewed by Tammy
TITLE: A Coal Miner’s Son
SERIES: States of Love
AUTHOR: T.A. Chase
PUBLISHER: Dreamspinner Press
LENGTH: 123 pages
RELEASE DATE: January 4, 2017
James Callahan is the only son of Nicholas Callahan, owner of the Willow Hollow mine in West Virginia—but he’s never considered himself any better than the miners. He’s best friends with Owain Rees, one of the miners’ kids, and he’s been attracted to Cai, Owain’s older brother, for years. James gets the feeling he might not be the only one sensing the tension between them, but Cai avoids him religiously.
Cai has been working the mine since he was sixteen. He acknowledges James is cute, but he’s grown up privileged while Cai’s family has always been working class, and Cai fears that chasm is too wide to cross. When family drama pushes them together, will Cai and James see they’re more alike than they realized?
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Although James Callahan is the owner of Willow Hollow mines son he has always felt more of an affinity with the miner’s children than the rich owner’s children. For as much as James father Nicholas tried to keep James away from them James was just as determined to sneak away and therefore he made a life-long friend in Owain Rees, the son of a coal miner. Owain and James have always enjoyed caving whenever they have the time. Owain’s father has lived and worked in the Willow Hollow coal mine for over 30 years and because of this all his son’s work there as well. When Owain isn’t in the mine he’s scouting out new caves for them to explore whenever James is in town.
Cai Rees is Owain’s older brother and he too works in the Willow Hollow mine. Ever since they were teenagers Cai has avoided James mainly because he knew he was attracted to him but he would never let the owner’s son know that! For some reason this visit things are different, Cai is noticing things “someone” is doing to make the lives of the miner’s family’s easier. It never occurred to him that the extra grocery’s that his mother hands out only appear whenever James is in town. For some reason, Cai decides to spend time with James and discovers that he’s not at all what he imagined.
Not only does James feel like he must prove himself to his father in his job with the family business but he feels like he must prove he’s not the bad the guy to the residents of Willow Hollow. The only person he can be himself around is Owain in fact, Owain is the only person he’s ever felt comfortable around. James has always been fiercely attracted to Cai ad has never understood why he avoids him whenever he comes to town. This trip James and Cai connect on a level neither has ever felt with anyone else and though it takes time they manage to overcome a lot of prejudice, misunderstanding and plain old pigheadedness! Because of this I have no hesitation in recommending A Coal Miner’s Son to everyone who enjoys reading romance story’s.