Title: The Growing Season
Devon McCade is no stranger to adversity. As a photojournalist, he’s seen all manner of human struggle. And as a kid, it’s what brought him to Neverwood, to his foster mother Audrey. It’s what he’s facing now, as he and his foster brothers work to restore the once-stately mansion amidst surprising signs from Audrey herself.
But when another anguished soul arrives at Neverwood, Devon can’t hide behind his camera. Nicholas Hardy is certain he saw his runaway son, Robbie, in a photo Devon took of homeless children. Devon knows all too well that a young teenager on the streets doesn’t have many options—and Robbie has been missing for a full year.
Searching for Robbie with Nicholas stirs memories and passions Devon had thought long lost, yet knowing that Nicholas will leave as soon as Robbie is found keeps him from opening himself up to something permanent. Devon must learn to fight for what he wants to keep—his love, and his home.
Author: Libby Drew
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Secrets of Neverwood
Series: Secrets of Neverwood
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: Secrets of Neverwood, One Door Closes, The Growing Season
Published by Carina Press Source: Publisher
Published: June 30, 2014
Genres: Ghost Story, Male Male Romance
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Neverwood is doing what it has always done, welcoming people to come live there with open arms. The three brothers who returned have added new family members into the fold. In hopes fulfilling Audrey’s wishes Calvin, Danny, and Devon are doing everything they can to reopen the doors of Neverwood to once again be the safe haven foster home that they grew up in.
From the beginning of the Secrets of Neverwood I’ve been so curious about Devon. He was one of Audrey’s first boys. I can only image the unexpected complications that would arise with the first. It was an unfamiliar venture for Audrey. It would also have been something scary and new for a young Devon. Sadly that is about as interesting as Devon got for me.
Nicholas approaches Devon about some photos he took on an assignment. Nicholas is looking for his son and Devon has photographed him living on the streets. From there they embark on a mission to find Robbie and bring him home. There is not much romantic buildup. Devon and Nicholas fall into bed and eventually a convenient relationship. I really did need a little more romance with The Lost Year.
I did enjoy the story that surrounds Devon and Nichols. I’ve enjoyed my time spent within the walls of Neverwood. I really did need a little more romance with The Lost Year. I have thoroughly enjoyed every second of page time with Audrey. She is the bond that has brought these men together, she is the foundation that has held Neverwood together, and she is the gift that will keep young boys in need of sanctuary coming to Neverwood.