Review: Moving On by Ash Penn

September 20, 2014 Review 0

Review: Moving On by Ash Penn

Cody’s trying to move on from an abusive past relationship. New neighbour Greg is the ideal man to show him how.

It’s moving day for Cody and his sister Justine. Cody’s hoping for a fresh start in a new town. He wants to remember what it is to be young, single and alive. Most of all, he wants to move on from a toxic relationship that’s resulted in crippling panic attacks, which severely limit his ability to live his life as he wishes.

Greg Foster’s boyfriend left him six months ago and he’s still recovering from the humiliation and pain of their break up. When he introduces himself to his new neighbour he senses an instant attraction to the aloof young man who can barely meet his eye one moment, yet is ready to jump into bed with him the next.

Cody soon realizes his mistake in sleeping with Greg. The man isn’t one-night-stand material, and it would be unfair to lead him into something more. Cody doesn’t feel capable of having a relationship. He’ll certainly never love anyone again.

Despite Cody’s constantly shifting moods, Greg sees through to the person he wants to know. All he has to do is convince Cody to give them the chance to find happiness in each other.

Reader Advisory: This book contains scenes that allude to past experiences of physical, psychological and sexual abuse.

Title: Moving On
Author: Ash Penn
Published by Totally Bound
Source: Publisher
Published: September 26, 2014
Genres: Male Male Romance
Pages: 120
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Stars: three-stars
Flames: three-half-flames
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Cody Dean’s husband died a year ago, almost taking Cody with him.  But, Cody survived.  Kind of.  Ms. Penn did an admirable job showing the horrors, the paralyzing dysfunction, of the phobic.  Cody was trying, but phobias make no sense and don’t always co-operate.  I had to admire Cody.  It has taken him a year, but with therapy and the help of his sister, Justine, he is working on “moving on” and starting over in a new place.

Greg Foster is their new neighbor.  He got brutally dumped and betrayed six months ago.  He too is trying to “move on.”  Greg is sweet and kind.  The jerk that left him was really stupid and didn’t know what he had.  The jerk found Greg’s steadiness and structure boring.  Idiot!  I liked Greg.  Kind of want a Greg for myself.

When Cody and Greg meet, well, it was like their souls recognized each other.  Although each kept saying they shouldn’t, they couldn’t resist.  I was a bit disturbed with the speed they moved into a relationship.  This story happens over only a couple of days.  Guys with this much baggage jumping into a relation so quickly just didn’t seem realistic to me.

Other than the speed of the relationship, I found the story sweet and lovely.  *huge sigh* A nice bed time story.


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