John Ford packed up his life a year ago and moved from LA to small Mercury, North Carolina after the death of his long-term partner. He's been living in a kind of suspended animation, fixing up the old house he bought there, reclusive and alone. Until the day Connor Meecham appears.
Conn Meecham has returned home, only to find it isn't his anymore. S
The story follows John, a guy in his thirties who, after losing his lover, decides to up-sticks from California and move to a grand old house in Mercury, North Carolina. The plan is to spend some time renovating the house and enjoying his very early retirement whilst putting...more
I like Samantha Kane’s writing so when this m/m book came out I couldn’t wait to read it. One of the defining aspects of Kane’s books is how hot and sexy they are. Unfortunately Cherry Pie feels like a complete departure from any previous writing and comes across a little cold and unfeeling. There’s a noticeable lack of chemistry between the two men while money seems to solve most problems. I’m not entirely sure why these two men got together and just couldn’t really believe they were...more
Yep, perfect. Just about perfect. In pretty much every regard. A really, really good book by an author who knows what she’s doing. Not smut, but not shy either.
Such a wonderful story. Both protagonists have their issues to deal with; both have their own ways of handling that; and it all comes together in a wonderful romance that does not require everything spelled out. ^_^
Man, I love good books.
It’s funny how long this book had been sitting in me to-read queue, always being pushed ba...more
MC's Conn and John, both with very different, yet troubled pasts. It's a long slow climb for John who has to overcome emotional baggage and damage. Conn, though ostensibly more damaged when you first hear his circumstances, was already healing emotionally when he arrived in town and continues to grow and effect a change in...more
I had a harder time with John..or just understanding his attraction to Connor. Nice supporting characters and I li...more
Connor used to be the town hero as a football player but he lost his football scholarship, became a drug addict, and spent time in prison. Story starts when he returns back home. I have a ton of questions. Was Connor always gay? Was he out in high school? It seems that Connor ha...more
Cherry pie is winter nights by the warm fire, summery Sunday afternoons on the front porch, late night snacks in the warmth of the family kitchen. It is home: the house you live in, the life you lead, and the people who love you. Cherry pie is comfort.
Wealthy, successful and single John Ford is a man trying to recoup from the sudden loss of his lover, a soldier killed in the war. Their ideal retirement was a home in the quiet and quai...more
John, a gay millionaire moved to the small, eastern North Carolina town of Mercury to get over the death of his selfish lover. He soon meets Conner, a former male prostitute and ex-con that's trying to...more
Basically it's about two really screwed up guys (nice guys) that find each other through an unusual and somewhat unrealistic set of circumstances - and reluctantly fall in love. These two have huge baggage, I mean seriously gigantic baggage, and yet they work so we...more
This book is about the setting a small town, finding someone to share your life with and a sense of community. There is absolutely nothing spectacular about the characters or the plot. It's really about the feeling the author has created in telling this tale.
So if you are feeling a bit down or not sure what to read next, this might be a nice story to settle in with for the nig...more
This was an enjoyable read that grew on me throughout the book. I loved Conn's quiet strength and was so curious about what his life back in town would turn out to be. John seemed like a perfect fit for Conn, they just worked. This was just a simple sweet read, without much drama or plot twists.
Being a small town girl, I have to say I appreciated that aspect of this book. I also loved the peek into the Southern way of life. :)
I found both of the MCs fun and well-written characters. The conflicts felt real and plausible.
A really good book. I would have loved to read more of these guys!
Read this book. An excellent read.
My newest steamy Regency-set series, The Saint's Devils, is about a group of rakes who are old school friends. Their leader, Sir Hilary St. John, is a Sherlock Holmes like character who solves a mystery concerning the heroine in each book.