"I love you enough to let you run, but too much to see you fall."
Burnt out from his life as a musician and record producer, 35-year-old Matt Barrow takes on Lonemarsh House, an isolated manor in the Kent marshes. When he meets 23-year-old Jason Hodge, a brilliant violinist, Matt knows this is the young man he wants to share his new life with. But Jason is closeted and at the mercy of his treacherous friends.
Jason is trapped by fear and Matt may be his escape, but should he jeopardise his safety for the love of an older man?
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Publisher: Independently Published
Heat Level: 3
Romantic Content: 5
Ending: Click here to reveal
Character Identities: Gay
Protagonist 1 Age: 26-35
Protagonist 2 Age: 18-25
Tropes: Age Difference, Blackmail, Coming of Age, Coming Out / Closeted, Famous / Not Famous, Find Love and Come Out, First Time, Forbidden Love, InstaLove / Love at First Sight, May/December, True Love
Word Count: 80000
Setting: Romney Marsh, Kent
Languages Available: English
This is an amazing piece of writing which has everything in it. Firstly we have the instant connection between Matt Barrow the 35 year old musician and record producer and 23 year old Jason Hodge, son of the landlord of his local pub and a very talented violinist. Secondly we find out why Jason is still living at home when he has so much talent, and thirdly what exactly is 'friend' Steve up to?
This Mentor series is exceptional. Each story is completely different.
'The Mentor of…' is my series of standalone novels with a similar theme: older/younger romance in an isolated location where both main characters, in their own ways, mentor each other through adversity, leading to a happy ending.