Series: Mine Men #1
on April 10, 2021
Genres: Contemporary, Family, Fiction, Gay, LGBTQ+, MM Romance, Romance
Source: Kindle Unlimited
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A secret desire
By day, Finn builds houses on the coastline of Maine. Afterhours, Finn dreams of the hot older guy who walks his chocolate lab on Goose Rocks Beach. The man of his dreams ticks all his boxes. Salt and pepper hair. Strong jawline. Blue eyes.
His dream man is perfect fantasy material. As for actually speaking to him?
As if. Their paths won’t ever cross, and the guy is probably straight.
A new chapter
Recently divorced Joel is finally living as a gay man, but he’s not sure he’s ready to jump into a relationship. That doesn’t stop him from noticing his new contractor’s muscular build, hewn from hard, physical work, or his storm-colored eyes. Or the way he wears his tool belt slung low on his hips. The icing on the cake? There’s more to Finn than good looks. Maybe he’s the perfect guy to share long walks on the beach and warm nights in front of a fire.
But it’s been twenty years since Joel was with a man. While he’s not forgotten how to flirt, he’s nervous about making a move.
Especially with Finn.
I am going to preface this review by saying that it took longer than normal to read through this book. I’m not sure if it was a because there parts that were not as interesting as others or it was because of the time of year and things have gotten busy for me with the holidays coming up. But what I do know is that I enjoyed the story and characters.
Finn’s Fantasy starts just like that Finn has a fantasy of the man that walk’s his dog down the beach near the construction job he is currently working on. What he does not know is that Joel (the man with the dog) is also having the same fantasy about him. It takes a bit for the two to finally meet and then get closer to becoming friends.
The pace of the was alright but there were parts like before Finn and Joel meet for the first time that could have been speed up a bit. But I also think the anticipation is part of what made the story what it is. I just happen to like faster paced books sometimes.
There is no shortage of heat in this book, once Finn and Joel finally admit they have a thing for one another they fall into bed, the couch, the kitchen quite a lot. Those scenes were just right!
Another element I liked about Finn’s Fantasy was the inclusion of Finn’s set of friends. They are funny and can really be considered Finn’s family. Plus, it was a great setup for the rest of the series.
Overall, I enjoyed Finn’s Fantasy. There was a lot going on and the love story between Finn and Joel was really sweet. I also really loved Joel’s dog! I would diffidently recommend reading this one if you want a feel-good love story that contains a man coming on a marriage and discovering who he truly is and another man who is carpenter and knows who he wants.