Genres: Romance, Contemporary
Publication date: August 15th 2017
Publisher: Chace Verity
Format: ebook, 132 pages
How I got it: Read.Sleep.Repeat's giveaway
Buy it: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
My rating: 4/5
For 55-year-old Phil Hutton, finding a new boyfriend is tough, especially since he’s still hurting from his ex leaving him for a younger man. Online dating has been a soul-crushing experience for the restaurant owner. Too many meat-haters interested in microbreweries or something called geocaching. His matches in the multiplayer for his favorite video game have been equally sucky too.
One night, he encounters a newbie who is so helpless, Phil can’t help showing him the ropes. It doesn’t take long for Phil to become interested in his enthusiastic teammate. 28-year-old Tyson Falls from Georgia loves working as a server in a rinky pizza joint and sees the best in everything. As Phil’s online dating matches get worse and his in-game matches with Tyson get better, he finds himself wanting to pursue the easygoing chatterbox with a thick, sexy drawl.
But Phil can’t get past the fear that Tyson couldn't possibly want a fossil like him. If his brain doesn’t stop being so damn insecure, it might be game over for his heart.
This story follows Phil who is a 55-year old restaurant owner who is looking for a new boyfriend. He has been hurt in the past by a boyfriend and isn’t 100% sure how to move on. Phil has been doing some dating, but hasn’t found anyone right. Tyson is a 28-year-old from Georgia who meets Phil while playing a game online. The two develop a friendship by playing the game together and the story unfolds from there.
I enjoyed the author’s comments at the end of the chapters that gave a very personal touch to the story.
The story is told through Phil’s eyes. We get to see the relationship between Phil and Tyson slowly unfold. I enjoyed getting to learn more about Phil and what issues he is dealing with when it comes to his view of relationships. I also enjoyed that we got to learn about the restaurant business from Phil’s eyes. I loved that when out he would be pointing out issues or health violations. I also loved that we got to see Phil’s family during the book; it was interesting to learn about the relationship he had with his sister and her family.
Tyson was such a great character who I just couldn’t help but love hearing about him. I enjoyed getting to know him through Phil’s eyes. He seemed so cute and a very positive personality. I loved how he could turn Phil’s whole view around and how exciting he made Phil.
My one issue with the book would be I wanted a little more out of the story. The book is short in nature and I would have loved to get more of a backstory on Phil and Tyson. They seemed to have a very strong connection in the book and I would have loved them to share more about themselves. I felt connected to the characters, but I wanted a little bit more.
I would suggest this as a nighttime read it was easy to pick up the story and put it down while keeping pace. The story is short, but is easy to follow along with.
I received a copy of this book from a giveaway hosted by Read.Sleep.Repeat's Blog.