DANCING DAYS by Clare London
Date: June 2, 2015
Details: A story from the Dreamspinner Press 2015
Daily Dose package "Never Too Late."
Copy received from author
“The day Glen Carson loses his wallet is the day that changes his life. The wallet is returned by Aston Walsh, a man he hasn't seen for twenty years. He and Aston had a passionate and intense romance when they were in their late twenties, and Glen thought their love would last forever. But his dreams were horribly shattered by a shocking confession from Aston, and they parted for good—or so Glen assumed. Now, two decades later, they’ve lived many years apart, created new histories, and built successful lives. Yet the spark between them is still there. Aston wants a second chance with Glen, but Glen is more cautious this time around. He has to decide if Aston's regret is genuine, and if surrendering his heart to Aston again is worth the risk.”
This was a wonderful short read; a feel-good story with just the right amount of angst. It is wonderful to read about characters who are not in the first flush of youth. Glen is in his forties and Aston is fifty, both men have histories – both with each other and separately – and they are still attracted to each other when they meet again twenty years after Glen ended the affair they had at the time.
This is a short read but it’s a complete story. There’s enough back story to define the characters and place the reader in the middle of events. The conflict between the two men is realistic and the resolution very satisfying – if maybe a bit cheesy (but hey, even Glen and Alton agree with me on that).
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. If you’re in the mood for a well written, well told charming and satisfying short read you are probably in the mood for Dancing Days.