Book Reviews

Heart Trouble by Josh Lanyon at Just Joshin

Genre Gay / Contemporary / Romance
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 21-November-2012

Book Blurb

Stress kills. So does loneliness.

A very short, very sweet story by Josh Lanyon.


Book Review

This is really a seedling of a little story. With very cute characters, one of them panic-driven and close to a breakdown, the other the epitome of calm and collected, it describes the beginnings of what might grow into a relationship. It is a message of hope, which the romantics among us will definitely love. There is enough of a beginning here to make me want a sequel!

Ford is stressed out on multiple fronts. He is low on money and friends, has writer's block, and is scared of coming out. He also develops an immediate crush on the doctor in the emergency room when he has a panic attack, thinking it is a heart problem. The additional stress of the doctor driving him home as he imagines all kind of terrible murder scenarios doesn't exactly help. Ford definitely needs a keeper!

Dr. Jacob Hoyle is a great guy, the perfect "knight in shining armor". He knows the medical background to panic attacks, but he also has enough compassion for three men. I never had any doubts that he was really interested in Ford, and am hopeful the two will make a go of it.

If you like short, sweet stories with the possibility of a happy ending, if you enjoy a guy in need being rescued by a savior in a white coat (rather than a true suit of armor), and if you need a message of hope, you will probably like this (much too short) story.





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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Short Story, 5400 words
Heat Level
Publication Date 06-October-2012
Price $2.99 ebook
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