Reviewed by Tammy
TITLE: Buried Passions
AUTHOR: Andrew Grey
PUBLISHER: Dreamspinner Press
LENGTH: 200 pages
RELEASE DATE: January 9, 2018
When Broadway actor Jonah receives word that his uncle has passed away and named him the heir to a property in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, Jonah’s plan is to settle the estate as quickly as possible and return to his life in New York City. Much to Jonah’s surprise, the inheritance includes the Ashford Cemetery – and its hunky groundskeeper, recent Bosnian immigrant Luka Pavelka.
Jonah soon discovers Luka is more than easy on the eyes. He sees into Jonah’s heart like no man ever before, and his job at the cemetery is all he has. If Jonah sells, Luka is left with nothing. Luka is there for Jonah when Jonah needs someone most, and there’s no denying the chemistry and connection between them. But Jonah has a successful career back in New York. Now he must decide if it’s still the life he wants…
Well Andrew has done it again!
Although I truly don’t like reading stories written in first person, Andrew made Buried Passions so interesting, engrossing and enthralling it just didn’t matter!!
Just when the Broadway show Jonah’s in has been cancelled, he discovers an uncle he barely remembers and hasn’t seen in ten years, has left him his entire estate. When Jonah gets to Carlisle, Pennsylvania, he discovers that not only has his uncle left him a house, a car, money, he’s also inherited a cemetery! What the hell is he going to do with a cemetery? How fast can he sell it?
Luka is a Bosnian immigrant Jonah’s uncle helped to immigrate to America last year and gave him a job as groundskeeper of the cemetery. The moment Jonah and Luka met Jonah felt an immediate attraction, but he wasn’t sure what Luka thought as Luka’s english is very basic to say the least. Jonah is used to superficial men, superficial relationships and superficial emotions but with Jonah he realises that there’s nothing remotely superficial about him. The more Jonah gets to know Luka the more he realises what a danger Luka represents to his heart. Jonah’s heart has never truly been engaged by anyone and now, although Jonah is terrified of the depth of his emotions he doesn’t back down from them. Jonah is horrified at the way one of the waitresses at the diner where Luka works as a busboy treats him. When Luka confesses that a lot of people treat him as though he’s invisible because he doesn’t speak English well Jonah becomes determined to help him learn so he isn’t treated badly.
Although things seem to be going smoothly for Jonah and Luka they both know that their time is limited because Jonah’s life is back in New York and as an immigrant with very limited English Luka would never survive in New York. Things come to a head when Jonah’s agent tells him about a chance in a lifetime opportunity to star in a show, travelling around America for nine months with the chance of extending it! This is everything Jonah has dreamt about, until he met and fell in love with Luka. I’m going to leave my review there.
Trust me when I say you’re going to want to find out if Jonah keeps the cemetery? Does Luka get to keep his job at the cemetery? Does Jonah take his dream job? Does Luka stay in his dead-end job as a busboy at the local diner? I have to recommend that you get your copy of Buried Passions as soon as possible, grab a cup of coffee, settle into your favourite reading spot and ignore the world as you lose yourself in another heart-warming, sometimes heartbreaking love story between Jonah and Luka!