Trapped in Oz
Tales from Kansas book #3
Contemporary Gay Romance
Novella (139 pages)
Dreamspinner Press (October 8th 2014)
***** 5 Star Review *****
Martin Long has plans and dreams, but they are derailed when his parents move and must sell their house. In need of a place to stay, fast, he answers an ad for a roommate, and even though the house needs work, the owner seems nice so Martin agrees to move in.
Gary Hunter is barely making ends meet, with mysteriously disappearing tips at work and tuition to pay. Disowned by his family and left with a house in need of repair, Gary desperately needs the extra set of hands along with the money.
When Gary confesses that his family disowned him for being gay, Martin makes his own confession that opens a world of possibilities. But Gary has paid a heavy price for being who he is, and Martin’s unwillingness to open up to his family puts strain on the fledgling relationship.
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Martin Long aspires to attend college, but right now he’s just happy to have a job at the local factory and a home with his parents. He’s been saving to be able to get his own place, and that time is about to come a lot sooner than Martin expected. His dad just got a job out of state, so his parents are moving and selling the house. So Martin has to find a roommate, and fast.
Gary Hunter is barely scraping by. He is a full time art student, part time waiter at a local restaurant and now he just lost his roommate. To make matters worse, someone he works with is stealing his tip money, making putting food on the table even harder for the starving student. When Martin answers his ad for a roommate, Gary is ecstatic to be getting a roomie that doesn’t party all the time and doesn’t mind helping out with the repairs on the house.
While Gary is very open about his sexuality, having lost his family because of it, Martin hides the fact that he is gay. And now getting to know Gary only makes Martin even more confused about things. He truly cares for his new roommate and hates it when he hurts his feelings by denying they are dating, but on the other hand he sees how badly it has damaged Gary having lost his family when he came out. The last thing Martin wants is to be shunned by his friends and neighbors or have his parents disown him when they learn he is gay. Now the only question is, can these two find a compromise that will allow them to be together? Or will Martins fears of being true to himself and to Gary cause a rift between them that cannot be repaired?
This was just a fun, fast, fantasticly romantic read. I literally devoured it in one sitting before bed, the perfect bedtime snack. There was doubt and insecurity, but there was also that first time love and understanding. Gary has been hurt by just about everyone he has trusted in his life, so he has a hard time at first thinking that Martin will be any different. And Martin is just barely coming out, so he has to weigh the risks with the benefits and he struggles with what he wants in life. Then they bring out something in each other, when they are together, that you don’t see in them as individuals. It just takes them a little while to realize it.
If you are one of those sappy, hopeless romantics like me that just love a good love story that makes you sigh, and smile, and giggle, then this is the perfect book for you. And while it’s part of a series, you could actually not be lost if you haven’t read the other books. Grab a copy and take a journey through Oz with Martin and Gary and the always fabulous words of Andrew Grey.
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And be sure to read the first two books in the 'Tales from Kansas' series...