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Art historian David Webster left his childhood home of Saugerties, New York ten years ago and hasn't looked back. Intelligent, successful, and proud of his sexuality, David has built a comfortable, if lonely, life in Chicago. But when he learns his father has suffered a debilitating stroke, he decides to leave his prestigious museum job and move home to care for his dad. U ...more
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Published September 30th 2019 by NineStar Press
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Ele
Oct 01, 2019 rated it it was ok
I tried. Honest to God I tried more than I usually do but it didn’t work at all. I’m putting it all under spoiler tags because I can’t explain my reasons without giving away major plot points.

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Marina
Sep 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I loved this story very much.

David and Nick were best friends since they were children. David has always been in love with Nick, but kept all these feelings for himself. At the end of the high school, they hook up, but since Nick grew up with a homophobic father and brother, he was not ready to face these feelings for another guy and ends up rejecting him and destroying their friendship for good.

David eventually leaves for college, but he never truly forgets about Nick. Nick gets married to a w
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Ilona Ahrens
Sep 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Although this book is anything but slow burn the author managed perfectly to keep the tension up from the very beginning throughout the book. We see different amounts of the development of the relationship of the MCs from best friends to lovers to enemies to a beautiful second love story.
A special bonus to me was, that there aren´t given all the answers to all the family fights or work trouble. Sometimes you cannot have all the solutions and the HEA only goes so far and not all people (even in
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Isabel Jolie
Sep 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Love Is Love Is Love. David and Nick's poignant and heartfelt love story reminds of this in KD Fisher's touching debut novel.

The two are neighbors, childhood friends and high school lovers. David has a supportive family and he's openly gay. Nick's father represents the worst of humanity, a judgemental hateful bigot, and therefore Nick remains closeted. He attempts a heterosexual marriage. Interestingly, he foregoes college to appease his father, and he had a football scholarship. This piece surp
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Jeff
Oct 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Love On The Hudson is a good old-fashioned M/M love story. Though there are tough external issues and conflicts that come in to play, the focus is really on the blossoming love and bond between two old friends (lovers) and how they come to be. Both men, Nick and David, are very well-developed characters, fully realized with great care by first time author K.D. Fisher. Both bring their own personal stories and back story that challenge them together, as a couple. Fisher has filled out this lovely ...more
Susan Anne
Sep 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I‌ ‌received‌ ‌a‌ ‌copy‌ ‌of‌ Love on the Hudson ‌by‌ ‌K.D. Fisher ‌via‌ ‌IndiGo‌ ‌Marketing‌ ‌&‌ ‌Design‌ ‌in‌ ‌exchange‌ ‌for‌ ‌an‌ ‌honest‌ ‌review.‌ What initially attracted me to Love on the Hudson was its similarities to my own life. I too worked hard to earn a PhD and succeed in a career I loved. I left it all, along with big-city living, to move home to a small town to care for my seriously ill father. My life did not work out as well as David’s, reconnecting with his high school crush a ...more
Shannon
Oct 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mm, arc, contemp
Love on the Hudson is sweet second chance story.
It is beautifully written. David and Nick are one of the sweetest couples I’ve ever read about.
I thoroughly enjoyed their story and I could relate to it it.
David is an artist who moves back home to help his dad after a stroke. Nick is a farmer trying to navigate being gay in an extremely conservative family and his feelings for David.

The story was gripping and I worried for the two men as I wasn’t sure if Nick would ever be able to get out from
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Charlotte
Sep 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is one of those books that is a complete joy to read. The M/M romance genre is full of different styles and K.D. Fisher is a great author! This book encompasses what I love about the genre: it’s fun, engaging and has a fair amount of angst. Nothing is certain in life… and the characters in this book come face to face with that repeatedly.

When David finds out that his father has suffered a stroke, he quits his job and moves home to take care of him. He’s worked hard his entire life for his j
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Edga
Sep 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
Have slightly mixed feelings about this story. It starts off with an interesting prologue, and I was prepared to be sucked in completely, I couldn't turn the page quick enough to get started with the first chapter.

The author's writing builds the story well and you get the sense of a younger David maturing and wanting more from his 'relationship' with Nick. As the emotional aspect between David and Nick intensifies, you just know that something big is going to happen.

When it does, you want to hat
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Trio
Sweet, romantic, and hot as hell, I enjoyed every moment of K.D. Fisher's Love on the Hudson. Fisher does a marvelous job with this second chance romance, and poignantly touches on subjects like coming out and family conflicts. Warm and cozy, with erotic love scenes which will knock your socks off, Love on the Hudson is amazing!

When David moves home to care for his aging father, he’s surprised to see how much the town has changed in the ten years he’s been living in Chicago. Fisher paints a char
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Erika
Sep 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ebook, 2019, netgalley
Thanks to Netgalley for the complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review.

This is my favorite kind of story. At the heart of it, David and Nick really care for each other and worked through their personal and family issues to make it work. Poor Nick with his bigotted father and brother. I felt bad for him and how he grew up. Him and David had a lot to work through, trust issue-wise before they could have a true second chance. But I loved how honest Nick was with his feelings even if it wa
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Joscelyn Smith
Sep 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The well-written complex characters made this second chance romance a very enjoyable read. I enjoyed following along with the MCs as they reconnected and journeyed towards their happy ending.

*I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book*
Escape_in_a_Book
Oct 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
I received a complimentary advance copy of this title from the publisher via NetGalley. All comments/opinions are my own.

This is a very sweet second-chance-at-love romance. The two main characters had great chemistry and I enjoyed their backstory. The last third of the book, in my opinion, did drag on a bit and could have been edited down to a more crisp finish.

Annarella
Sep 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
A well written and engrossing story that made me smile and root for the characters.
I liked the well written cast of characters, the setting and the plot that kept my attention.
It was a good read, recommended.
Many thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for this ARC, all opinions are mine.
Joyfully Jay
Oct 02, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: michelle
A Joyfully Jay review.

3.5 stars


David and Nick move from friends, to lovers, to not speaking, to friends again, and then lovers once more in this debut novel from K.D. Fisher. They were close in high school and shared a lot of firsts together, but Nick couldn’t admit to anyone he was gay and broke David’s heart and shattered their friendship. David has moved on with his career and has had a few relationships, but he has never gotten over Nick.

The book employs quite a number of plot devices and c
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Dan
Oct 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
I really liked this book. I'm used to reading books written in past tense, so at the beginning it was a bit strange to see it written in present, but the narrative flow is so smooth, it ended up being a nonissue. I really loved that, when there's a narrator switch, both David and Nick have distinct narrative voices. Sometimes it can be confusing when narrators change, but they're so clearly distinct there's no confusion or random halts in which you forget who was speaking. And their personality ...more
Justine Cookson
Oct 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book ! Great characters and a lovely book to read.
Love is love 💓
Jenny Wood
Sep 30, 2019 rated it it was ok
Okay… this one took me a couple of days and I’m still undecided about it. I love love love when writers write characters that mean something to them or stories that are so close to the heart. I have a hard time trying to review them because I know how hard it is to not only put something so personal out there but to have someone criticize it, it sucks!

In saying that, I have to be honest because these two made me SO MAD and I didn’t feel like I could get over it, even a few days later. So… David
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Beth
Oct 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
I very much enjoyed this sweet second chance romance set in NY’s Hudson Valley, a place that I also call home. While I live south of Saugerties, I am very familiar with the area and I enjoyed the descriptions of the setting and the and the way the setting added to the book.

This is the story of David, a man with a Ph.D in art who works at a museum in Chicago and Nick, an organic farmer in Saugerties, NY, David’s hometown. David is called home when his father has a serious stroke and David realize
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Stephanie Panach
Oct 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
I couldn't stop reading this book - at work, in the car, everywhere. I loved David and Nick. Nick and David have a complicated history with each other. Friends turned lovers during their younger years - but ultimately, Nick being very closeted about his sexuality drove them apart. And although both moved on with their lives - in very different ways - it is clear that neither ever really got over the other.

Overall - I think this book is as much about Nick and David coming together again as it is
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Sebastian
Sep 25, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: romance, m-m, lgbt, 2019, arc
Rating 3,5

It was a good effort from a new to me author. It had all the ingredients for a home run read: a second chance romance, a small town setting, likable characters but something fell flat. There was A LOT of telling and not enough showing. For several chapters It felt like I was told the story through David and Nick's POV intead of the story actually happening on the page.
It was a shame because I really liked the plot and the relationshhip between the two MCs. They had great chemistry and
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Alicia
Oct 05, 2019 rated it liked it
There was a lot to like about this book—the characters are well written, the dialogue works, there are interesting secondary characters—but the things that didn't work kind of stood out for me. Relationship issues were overcome without explaining how; plot threads were raised but never resolved... basically, a lot of holes needed to be filled in that weren't. I'm sad about that, because I love a good, meaty romance with plenty of plot to balance the sex. I felt as if this had the potential to be ...more
BonAmi
Oct 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I adored Love on the Hudson by KD Fisher. It is a touching love story about two men who've been attracted to each other since high school. Circumstances bring them back together and they finally admit their feelings for each other. KD Fisher writes with a literary flair uncommon to the genre. Her explorations of the characters' emotional states are raw and honest and ring true. While I don't want to give anything away, I was rooting for this relationship from the first pages of the book. I can't ...more
Nicoletta
Oct 02, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
It is a good romance story but, in my opinion, a little predictable. I like the setting in a small town and I think the author succeeded in describing the atmosphere but I think both main characters were a little stereotypical.
Thank you to NetGalley and NineStar Press for providing me with an ARC in exchange for an honest review!
Jess
Nov 02, 2019 marked it as on-a-break
I really wanted to love this, but something is keeping me from fully engaging in it and I'm not sure if it's the book or me. I will say that the prose is overly descriptive in a way that I don't always respond well to, so that could be part of it. Time to put this to the side and maybe I'll come back to it some day. ...more
Patricia Nelson
Oct 09, 2019 rated it liked it
I really wanted to like this book, but, for all of the upheaval, drama, and heartbreak, everything was smoothed over WAY too easily.
🌈⭐️RoseOfRainbows⭐️🌈💕
Very heartbreaking yet romantic. It makes you feel for each of the characters. If you don’t cry a bit when you read it, you’re not doing it right. 5/5 stars
Jayne
Apr 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is a prime example of a book I bought purely on the strength of the cover. I saw the author on IG, loved the cover and promptly bought the book about a year ago. I don't think I even knew what genre it was at the time. It's an example of how a cover can work, if one thinks outside the box. The story could easily fit the "two hot guys against a background of sunny poppy fields" scenario, but they didn't do it. Massive respect to them for not going down a well-trodden path.

It's a pure coinci
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UnusualChild{beppy}
2 stars

David has a career he enjoys in a city far from where he grew up. This is fantastic, because it means that he never has to see the boy/man who broke his heart by marrying a woman. But then his father gets seriously ill, and David comes back to take care of him. Since they lived across the street from one another, it is inevitable that they see each other again. David thought that he had moved on, but seeing Nick again proves that assumption wrong.
Nick tries to be the perfect son for his f
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Kathy
Mar 29, 2020 rated it liked it
3.5 stars.

Love on the Hudson by KD Fisher is an enjoyable second chance at love romance.

After ten years away, David Webster moves home when his father suffers a stroke. David could not wait to leave the small town for the big city and he loves his job.  Shocked at the changes in his father, David quickly realizes that he will not be able to return to Chicago. Making the decision to stay in town is surprisingly easy but David still must resolve his painful past with his former best friend Nick Pa
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