A Package Deal
by Mia Kerick
Robby Dalton is the perfect all-American boy. He played the sports his father chose for him in high school, attended the college his father selected, and has worked hard to conform to his father’s macho views. But emotionally he doesn’t fit anywhere, and he can’t connect with a woman beyond a few uninspired dates. Robby’s not in the closet, because he’s never guessed he’s gay. Now he owns a small commercial construction company, and one night after work he runs into Savannah Meyers. He finds her fascinating and agrees to a date, thinking maybe this woman would be different.
But Savannah has her own agenda. She is looking for a love match for her roommate, Tristan Chartrand, whom she rescued from the streets years ago. He’s like a brother, and her only family, so she wants him safe and happy. Her plan seems to begin well, because when Robby meets Tristan, he’s surprised to find it’s Tristan he wants, not Savannah. But some people in Robby’s life don’t approve of Tristan’s lowly station in life, and some don’t approve of Robby being gay. Some people are full of hate and violence, and Robby and Tristan will need courage and strength if a loving future is to be part of the deal.
I was surprised by how attached I became to the characters of this wonderful romantic story! Robby owns a small construction company and one day meets lovely Savannah. Robby finds himself fascinated by her and her roommate, Tristan. Robby is surprised to find his fascination with Tristan to be sexual as he never believed he was gay. Savannah is looking for someone to love and care for Tristan more so than herself. Tristan is a man with a traumatic past but he doesn't let that keep him from being happy with his life. This beautifully written story of love and hate drew me in immediately and I found myself totally immersed in this tale. Robby is in such conflict over his feelings for Tristan and Savannah as well as how his friends and family will understand and react to his relationship with this pair of special people. I highly recommend this romance! ~Booklover Sue