Title: One Door Closes
Years ago, Calvin Ware found a refuge in Neverwood, a home for wayward boys. Now, following the death of his foster mother Audrey, he’s returned to fulfill her request to restore the decrepit Victorian mansion to its former purpose.
Under the threat of repossession, Cal clashes with his foster brothers over restoration plans while fending off the unscrupulous developer who is breathing down his neck. Audrey’s well-meaning presence in his dreams does more harm than good as he struggles to cope with it all. What’s more, the contractor he hires to get the building up to code turns out to be Will Cabot, his high school flame.
As they begin working together, Cal finds he still has feelings for his first love. But his mistakes of years ago threaten their future, just as they ruined their past, and Cal knows he can’t withstand the heartbreak a second time.
Author: G.B. Lindsey
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, The Growing Season, The Growing Season
Published by Carina Press Source: Publisher
Published: June 30, 2014
Genres: Male Male Romance
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One Door Closes introduces readers to a home in Washington that has served as a home for gay and questioning boys. Audrey gave her boys a place where they could grow comfortably into good men. She gave them the sanctuary they needed to develop into who they wanted to be. As Audrey passes she brings three of her sons back to Neverwood to continue her work.
Calvin is the first to return to his childhood home. The home is filled with memories, many he had hoped to forget. He had his first love there and it is something he never really got over. He still thinks about all the mistakes he made with Will. Calvin still has much insecurity when it comes to all things Will. So anyone can imagine the surprise Calvin gets when it is Will that shows up on his doorstep as one of the building contractors there to make the numerous repairs in Neverwood.
I’m on the fence about how I feel about this book. I loved the story. The Neverwood history and bringing the boys back and the process of saving the home is a wonderful journey to follow. Cal’s character kept me guessing about how he would react to any given situation. I enjoyed that. He is a uniquely intriguing man. I wanted more romance. I’m not talking about actual sex scenes. I know the feelings Will and Cal share because it is written in black and white on my Kindle in the form of memories and dreams. I needed more than that. The romance felt like a rekindle of something that never went away.
I read the three Secrets of Neverwood book in the anthology that included all three tales. One Door Closes is the first story in the complete book.