Born with a silver spoon in his mouth, Brian Paulson has lived a life of luxury and ease. If he’s been left lonely because of his family’s pursuit of wealth and their own happiness, he figures it’s a small price to pay for what he sees as most important: money.
Cade McAllister has never had it easy. He works two jobs to support himself, his mother, and his special-needs brother. They don’t have much, but to Cade, love and taking care of the people who are important to him mean more than material possessions. When Cade is mugged in the park, he can’t afford to lose what little he has, and he’s grateful for Brian’s intervention.
Cade is given a chance to return the favor when Brian’s grandfather passes away and Brian’s assets are frozen. Cade offers Brian a place to stay and helps him find work, and the two men grow closer as they learn the good and the bad of the very different worlds they come from. Just as Brian is starting to see there’s more to life than what money can buy, a clause in his grandfather’s will could send their relationship up in smoke.
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Tams gives this one 5 Stars...
When Brian Paulson's grandfather dies he takes with him the comfortable lifestyle Brian has been living, setting stipulations on how Brian can earn back his condo, car and extremely large bank account. Standing on the street with no money, no car, no place to live and nothing but the clothes on his back... all the people in Brian's life that he called "friends" turn out to be worthless and Brian is forced to turn to a man he barely knows for assistance.
A walk through the park doesn't end well for Cade McAllister. Thankfully, the hot guy in the nice suit trips the mugger and stops him from running off. So when said hot guy is down on his luck, Cade is more than willing to return the favor. As days become weeks, Brian begins to question the life he was leading, the life he thought he wanted. He begins to look at Cade in a different way, begins to want more than just a simple friendship. But when you have two men that come from completely different worlds, do they really have a chance at happiness.
I believe this book is set in the same universe as the book Planting his Dream by the same Author. The stories are similar, two men thrown together by circumstance, completely different lives and backgrounds, and yet they manage to find a balance. I really liked the aspect of the story where Brian had to learn to live all over again. Used to having it all, getting what he wants with a snap of his fingers, he has to learn to survive on pennies and wear clothes from the Good Will store. He also has to face the fact that the people he considered friends were anything but, and learns that the hard way when one of them belittles him in public. Cade was a spitfire, not giving Brian any special treatment, but also not being hateful or demeaning. It was a joy to watch their relationship grow and evolve.
If you are looking for a book that will both engage and intrigue you, a book that will leave a smile on your face when you reach that last page, then you should grab a copy of Chasing his Dream.
Andrew Grey writes contemporary Gay Romance. He grew up in western Michigan with a father who loved to tell stories and a mother who loved to read them. Since then he has lived throughout the country and traveled throughout the world. He has a master's degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and works in information systems for a large corporation. Andrew's hobbies include collecting antiques, gardening, and leaving his dirty dishes anywhere but in the sink (particularly when writing) He considers himself blessed with an accepting family, fantastic friends, and the world's most supportive and loving partner. Andrew currently lives in beautiful, historic Carlisle, Pennsylvania.
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