Sunday, October 28, 2012
Starfish and Coffee by Kele Moon
At twenty-two, Matt Tarrington is rich, good-looking and destined to be powerful, but behind that confident exterior lurks a man who resents the life his family thrust upon him. Desperate for an escape, Matt heads to Mirabella Island off the coast of Florida for a year of relaxation and some wild nights with vacationing party-girls.
Matt never expected to find real passion in the arms of Alex Hunter, a handsome, laid-back local.
Alex is gay, but closeted. Matt should be completely off limits, but Alex finds the deeply in denial rich boy too tempting to ignore. Especially when a bet has them working together, fighting the heat in the rundown, beachside cafe where Alex sweats for every dollar.
Their love felt inevitable until youth left them vulnerable to hatred and greed. Now after six years of hating the lies they live, Alex and Matt will have to risk it all for the second chance they both desperately need
This is an interesting take on how meeting that one person can absolutely change your life. When Matt & Alex meet their both young and impressionable, their both very attracted to each other but they become friends first then lovers. Of course thats when life and families get in the way. Now it's six yrs later and so much needs to be said between them but they can't seem to get that pesky attraction to each other to get out of the way. A lot of this book is flashbacks which tells us the story of how Alex & Matt meet and fall in love but it also tells a story about Alex's brother and also his best friend who have their own story that goes to pot 6yrs ago. It's a very intense emotional love story but it's also a very sweet and beautiful story about growing up and the choices we make along the way. I Recommend