More Than #1
Sam Miller’s dreams are simple—to give back to the aunt who supported him since his mother's death and to have a family of his own. He focuses on making a success of their catering business Poppy's Pantry, and his close group of friends. However, when Aunt Poppy ends up in the hospital, it's a stranger Sam meets in the corridor who gives him the support he needs.
Rob Taylor is a man with secrets. His life in the public eye has taken its toll, and now he lives with the repercussions. When he finds himself falling for Sam, he knows things are finally going his way.
But just as Sam and Rob find their happiness, another secret threatens to tear them apart.
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Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Heat Level: 4
Romantic Content: 5
Ending: Click here to reveal
Character Identities: Gay
Protagonist 1 Age: 18-25
Protagonist 2 Age: 18-25
Tropes: Coming Out / Closeted, Famous / Not Famous, Hurt / Comfort
Word Count: 36000
Setting: United States
Languages Available: English
Series Type: Same Universe / Various Characters
I have to give it to Nic Starr, she really makes me smile. A. Lot. With More Than A Superstar, she gives us a Christmas Holiday little story where two men make it through the trials they face.
We have one Sam Miller whose life revolves around his aunt and their catering and party planning business. Life is good for him and his aunt. His friends are great. His best friend Noah is fantastic. The only thing missing is a romance which he knows he could have if only he found the right man to share his life with.
Then we have one Rob Taylor. He is the janitor in the hospital where Sam's aunt is hospitalized for a broken hip. He does his work, he socializes with the patients, he is a trustworthy worker. He is also darned beautiful.
When Rob and Sam meet, there was a spark there and it soon lit to flame. But just like any fire, it starts out with sparks, flares of heat, and resistance to stay lit before it finally catches and engulfs the fuel around it. Fire can be finicky, especially when said fire is that of a rising star who does not want to be seen outside of the stage. How could that be? Well, that is what Rob is trying to do and Sam wanting to find out the why of. As the two men circle each other, keeping secrets from the other, unwilling to show any sign of weakness, we see a struggle to be open fighting with the need to show strength.
Sigh. That is just like men. Egos are a problem. Secretive when they really should open up. Men.
Starr has brought us a little story of two men who are afraid to let go and just be. How they deal, well that's where the friends come in. The most unexpected things can happen when the two finally let it all out. It all happens this Christmas and it's a joy to read.
Grab your copies now and find out why I smile.