REVIEW: Love – Limited Edition, by Elle Keaton

Love - Limited Edition, by Elle Keaton

Title: Love – Limited Edition

Author: Elle Keaton

Genre: Contemporary

LGBTQ+ Category: MM Gay

Publisher: Dirty Dog Press

Pages: 71

Reviewer: Maryann

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About The Book

Rory Hoyle is visiting his hometown of Hollyridge, always a stressful experience. Rory’s parents don’t understand him and, frankly, he doesn’t understand them. One final ‘what are you doing with your life’, pushes him to the breaking point and Rory storms out of their house into the cold winter evening with no idea where he’s heading.

After the death of his partner, Brett Tanner never thought he’d love again, it was too much to ask, or want. That is until Rory stumbles into his bookstore one evening awakening his heart. But, is it too much? Is he betraying his first love by finding himself attracted to the sexy, but socially awkward, younger man?

Will bookish magic, an adorable dog and a little assistance from their friends help Brett and Rory realize the world is what you make of it? That a chance at happiness is something to be seized, not tossed aside?

The Review

Rory Hoyle made his decision to move from the small town of Hollyridge to Seattle, hoping for a better future.  He works at a coffee shop but his artistry is his main priority.  He’s returned home to visit his parents but they still don’t see eye-to-eye on Rory’s choices. 

Brett Tanner has moved to the small town of Hollyridge, after a tragedy and has isolated himself to a certain degree.  He has a wonderful companion Lucille, owns the Lazy Dog Book shop and has a few friends.

While Rory is walking off his anger he starts to take in all the familiar places in the small town.  The Lazy Dog Book shop catches his eye and for some magical reason he enters the store.  Even though Rory feels clumsy the meeting between him and Brett seems to be a nice connection, but they both have issues that they have to work through.

Besides Rory and Brett, Elle gives us some wonderful secondary characters in Rory’s parents,Audrey and William Hoyle.  Even with misunderstandings they were trying to be helpful in their own way and it was nice to see how the issues were worked out between them.   She really impressed me with Brett who wasn’t afraid to approach Rory’s parents and also helps to get Audrey involved in PFLAG. Then there’s Dag, Jaime, Daisy and Skylar who made the story delightful along with the lovable Lucille.

Elle Keaton delivers a very well written, easy to read, love story.  It’s a feel good story about a small town and just a few good reasons to live there.  

The Reviewer

Hi, I’m Maryann, I started life in New York, moved to New Hampshire and in 1965 uprooted again to Sacramento, California.  Once I retired I moved to West Palm Beach, Florida in 2011 and just moved back to Sacramento in March of 2018.  My son, his wife and step-daughter flew out to Florida and we road tripped back so they got to see sights they have never seen.  New Orleans and the Grand Canyon were the highlights.  Now I am back on the west coast again to stay! From a young age Ialways liked to read.  I remember going to the library and reading the “Doctor Dolittle” books by Hugh Lofting. Much later on became a big fan of the classics, Edgar Alan Poe, Mary Shelley, Bram Stoker and as time went by Agatha Christie, Ray Bradbury and Stephen Kingand many other authors. My first M/M shifter book I read was written by Jan Irving the “Uncommon Cowboys” series from 2012.  She was the first author I ever contacted and sent an email to letting her know how much I liked this series.  Sometime along the way I read “Zero to the Bone”by Jane Seville, I think just about everyone has read this book! As it stands right now I’m really into mysteries, grit, gore and “triggers” don’t bother me.  But if a blurb peaks my interest I will read the book. My kindle collection eclectic and over three thousand books and my Audible collection is slowly growing.  I have both the kindle and audible apps on my ipod, ipads, and MAC. So there is never an excuse not to be listening or reading. I joined Goodreads around 2012 and started posting reviews.  One day a wonderful lady, Lisa Horan of The Novel Approach, sent me an email to see if I wanted to join her review group.  Joining her site was such an eye opener.  I got introduce to so many new authors that write for the LGBTQ genre.   Needless to say, it was heart breaking when it ended.  But I found a really great site, QRI and it’s right here in Sacramento. Last year at QSAC I actually got to meet Scott Coatsworth, Amy Lane and Jeff Adams.

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