Malcolm Webber is still grieving the loss of his partner of 20 years to cancer. He's buried his mind and feelings in his legal work and isn't looking for another relationship. He isn't expecting to feel such a strong attraction when he meets Hans Erickson - especially since the man is quite a bit younger than him.
Hans is an adventure writer with an exciting lifestyle to match. When he needs a tax attorney to straighten out an error with the IRS, he ends up on the other side of the handsome Malcolm's desk. The heat between them is undeniable, but business has to come first. When it's concluded, Hans leaps on the chance to make his move.
Malcolm isn't sure he's ready for the next chapter in his life. Hans is so young and active that Malcolm worries he won't be able to hold his interest for long. Just when he's convinced himself to take the risk and turn the page, problems at the law office threaten to end their love story before it can really begin.
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Bittersweet , second chance at love story
I loved the story. I love second chances of any kind. I also liked the older man younger man but both were older more mature in age(50's and 40's.)
I loved them all but I am torn between Malcomb and Hans. I loved Malcomb's accent that Jeff gave him. I also liked Malcomb's secretary how she so gently pushed him to move on and was a good friend to him.
No this is the first but I loved his performance.
Malcomb is a tax attorney and in mourning from the death of his long-time love David. He doesn't want to let go.He meets Hans when he comes in as a client, but Malcomb meets him again after their business is completed one night when he is out ith his brother.
Hans is a famous author but doesn't go out much. He has been burned by a cheating lover and doesn't want to go through it again. He and Malcomb hit it off but there is a big age gap, and Hans is more active than Malcomb.
Turning the page is a touching story about a man that doesn't want to move on. When he meets Hans, he is torn in his emotions. He also feels that he is out of Hans league that Hans needs someone his age and that likes the same things.
There are several fantastic characters in the story. The plot is interesting as are the subplots. The small twist at the end adds some depth and action to the story.
If you like second chance at love, May/December romance, lawyers, authors and an allover beautiful romance this is a must read.
Second Chance Romance
I've enjoyed Gelder's past performances, and would say this is comparable.
I would love to get a follow up that was a little happier in tone and settles Malcolm and Hans in their HEA.
Malcolm Webber, a fifty-two year old Tax Attorney, had a wonderful job, an amazing husband, and wonderful friends and family. However, his husband of twenty years, David, succumbed to cancer and it’s left Malcolm a shell. The story begins over a year after David’s death and Malcolm is still deeply grieving his loss.
When Malcolm meets forty-two year old Hans Erickson, one of his favorite authors, at work things seem to get a little better. Although it takes bumping into Hans while Malcolm and his brother, Peter, are at a restaurant, for his life to finally begin to change.
I enjoyed Jeff Gelder’s narration overall. He’s consistent with his distinctive character voices, and I especially enjoyed Hans’ delightful slight accent. Gelder’s timing and voice-over was good, and though Grey did a wonderful job painting the characters, and I really liked Hans, I didn’t really feel the chemistry between Malcolm and Hans.
I love romances featuring older characters. I usually love a story where the characters have experienced a loss only to get a second chance at love and happiness, but this story spent too much time on Malcom’s grief, insecurities and inner monologue for me to really enjoy it. Though there is a HEA it’s definitely hard-won.