My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This is a go-to favourite comfort read of mine. I have read it several times already and now invested in the audiobook, narrated wonderfully by the brilliant Iggy Toma.
Paul is a mess. Nothing in his life is going the way it was supposed to, and he finds himself single, in a town he moved to for his girlfriend, stuck in ahouse he can’t afford, surrounded by things bought by his ex and in a job he never really wanted.
In an effort to make some changes he ends up selling a lot of his ex girlfriend’s stuff at the local pawnshop, where he meets and befriends the owner, El.
El is a cynicist, who does not believe in anything. He believes that material possesions are the root to all evil, but he doesn’t really know what the root to happiness is, until he meets Paul and fall head over heals for the clueless straight boy.
The two together are adorable. Paul is a confused and clueless fool, who really does not see anything right in front of his face, but so sweet, that ypu can’t help but love him. El cynical facade hides an interiour as soft as a marshmallow when it comes down to it.
Super sweet romance, recommendable in both written and audio format. Tbis is the second book of the Tucker Springs series, but all books in the series work as stand alones.