Title: Bluewater Blues
Jack Daley left his music career behind—along with his domineering father—and is struggling to make a new life for himself and his autistic sister in Bluewater Bay. When a summer storm sweeps a handsome stranger into his general store, Jack is more than ready for a fling. No strings attached, because Jack can’t share the secrets he and his sister are hiding from. Unfortunately, his feelings refuse to stay casual.
Mark Keao is married to his job as a costume designer on Wolf’s Landing. He’s autistic, so he’s used to people not knowing how to interact with him, but that doesn’t mean he wants to be a hermit. Especially when he meets Jack Daley, who dances with brooms, shares his love of the blues, and gets him like no one else. But relationships have proven complicated in the past.
Just when Mark is ready to try anyway, Jack pulls back. But Mark isn’t giving up, and neither is Jack’s sister. And then there’s the music both men love, bringing them together time and again. It will take trust, though, to bring them together for good.
Author: G.B. Gordon
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Santuario, The Other Side of Winter, When to Hold Them
Series: Bluewater Bay #15
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: Starstruck, Hell On Wheels, Lone Wolf, The Burnt Toast B&B
Published by Riptide Publishing Source: Publisher
Published: October 17, 2016
Genres: Male Male Romance
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My current reading load is completely out of control right now, and I wasn’t going to take any more on until I had it under control. That is until Bluewater Blues popped up in my feed. No I didn’t need anymore, but autistic characters caught my attention. No I don’t need more to read darn it, but I was so curious. Oh please I don’t need more to read and then it happened…I had to peek at the sample. I started banging my head on my desk because I knew from that little sample I read, I had to have this book.
Oh my, what a wonderful story! I just love Mark and Jack. And Margaret! Let’s not forget Margaret because even though she is not the complete center of the story she is an extremely vital part to it. Mark is autistic – Sensory Processing Disorder plus anxiety, which made things very interesting since Margaret is also autistic and loves prisms. Not exactly two things that go together well, should make things interesting. Jack is Margaret’s older brother and has pretty much sacrificed everything, his music career and sax, to protect her from their father. When Mark comes into their store, there’s a bit of a zing that goes on. Jack can’t have love, not after he risked everything for his sister, but a little physical is okay. However, he didn’t expect to like Mark so much and even when he tried to pull away, Jack doesn’t expect to be ganged up on by Mark and his sister to prove HEA can happen.
Author G.B. Gordon has really nailed this one. This sweet love story has a nice gradual build that lets you get to know the characters very well. Once you get to know them, you can’t help but fall in love with them. There’s a nice balance of romance and drama without making the story be too sappy. Margaret has one heck of a secret and I was only half-right when I started to guess what it was. In all honesty, what really attracted me to read the story in the first place was the autistic aspect. I was curious to see how the author was going to balance every out, whether autism was going to be THE story, overwhelming it, or if it was going to be part of the story. I’m glad to say, I think the author did a great job of balancing autism into story. What better way to end the story but with a HEA left me with a big smile on my face. Bluewater Blues was the perfect read and I’m so glad I made time for it.