Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Review: When Love Comes to Town by Jacob Z. Flores

Reviewed by Whuppsy
When Love Comes to Town (Provincetown #4) by Jacob Z. Flores
Dreamspinner Press
Novel: 236pgs
4 Pants Off

"Provincetown: Book Four"

Brody O Shea isn't looking for much, just a hot guy with a decent job, who is sane and doesn t have kids. The son of a former rock star, Brody has lived through the pain of bankruptcy and bad parenting, and he doesn't want to experience it again. As a reformed horndog, he wants the security and stability of a relationship. But almost every guy he meets seems satisfied with Mr. Right Now, and he wants to find Mr. Right now!

The only men Eric Vasquez chases are criminals. As a deputy and single father, he has no need for a relationship after his last one ended disastrously. He lives for and through Maddie, his nine-year-old daughter. Everything else is a needless distraction, but distraction is what Eric gets when he comes to Provincetown to attend the wedding between his cousin Van and the man of his dreams.

When Brody and Eric meet, what they want and what they find conflict. An ocean of expectations separates them. If they cannot move past their reservations to reach each other s shores, they might miss the boat when love comes to town."

This sweet and touching story is the fourth book in the Provincetown series. Brody O’Shea is this wonderful character that made me laugh and also made me feel sad for his childhood. Brody is an only child and he’s learned the hard way that parenting isn’t an easy job. He hasn’t really done relationships in the past, as he’s never really seen healthy ones before moving to Provincetown. He has decided that he is going to meet Mr. Right and not Mr. Right Now. Brody also has a list of requirements that they should meet; and one of them is no kids. Brody isn’t a bad guy. He actually is a really good guy. He’s charming, funny and is really kind. I love that he’s an actor and works at a gym. Brody just has so many sweet qualities that I loved. Brody is such a old soul and has such wisdom.

Eric Vasquez is a wonderful man who married the love of his life and had a child together. Then the unthinkable happens and he’s now a single father. Erick has taken all that has happened and kept going on for his daughter. Now, 2 years after Charlie’s death, Eric and Maddie are on their way to Eric’s cousin, Van’s wedding. It’s a good distraction from what has become their life at home. Once there, they will meet new people and be able to see sights that they’ve not seen. For just a little bit, they will be somewhere that no one knows what they’ve been through and they can just be. Eric is this really nice guy. He loves his family very much. He’s had lots of sadness in his life and that holds sway to how he deals with some things in his life. He’s a great dad, a bit protective of his daughter, but who wouldn’t be after the loss of your husband and her father.

The secondary characters in this story were funny and charming. You get to see the guys from the previous books and you get to see how they are coming along in their relationships. Gary, Quinn, Tara and Irene show up as well. It was great to see these couples who have been a part of the series again. My favorite character had to be Maddie, Eric’s daughter. She was funny, sarcastic, and so very precocious. She had Poppa’s best interests at heart. She liked Brody and felt that those two would be good together. Maddie has a bearing that is far older than her age and yet, there is still so much that is childlike about her. Her sweetness and innocence comes through no matter what the situation is. She’s one of my favorite child characters that I’ve EVER read.

I really liked this book. I liked how Brody and Eric had issues that they needed to work through and the way in which they did it. I liked how they finally came clean with each other and I really liked where they did it. It was such a wonderful story of two men coming together and falling in love. I really liked the addition of one of the characters having a child. It made them becoming a family so much sweeter to me. There was virtually no angst in this book, which made this story even better for me.

This is a sweet, fluffy, happy read. If you want to read something that will make you smile and have that happy, everyone’s in love flutters in your tummy then this is definitely the book for you. This is the final book in the series and it was a great wrap up. If you read the series, you’ll enjoy the sweetness that is this book. If you’ve not read this series, now is the time to get them all and enjoy the boys of Provincetown!!

4 Pants Off
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