Good Question By Dawn Kimberly Johnson
Title: Good Question
Author: Dawn Kimberly Johnson.
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press, April 2013
Blurb: Ever since Jamison Coburn lost his father, he’s been locked up tight, not just because of the heartache but also because if he wants to be like the man he so admired, embracing his attraction to other men is impossible.
Lonnie Bellerose is simply minding his own business when he pulls up at his twin sister’s house, intent on painting a mural in her new nursery. He doesn’t expect to meet anyone like the tall, dark, handsome, and silent handyman. Their first kiss is as spontaneous as their attraction, but Jamison quickly pushes Lonnie away. No biggy. Lonnie knows all about rejection. He’s used to it, has come to expect it.
Perhaps an unexpected weekend together housesitting might set them free of their pasts to become the men they can be together—that is, if Jamison can get past his denial and Lonnie can learn to trust that he’s worth loving after all.
Review: We are introduced to Jamison as he moves cabinets into his current construction job. A large man, shown as a gentle giant. Then in pops Lonnie with his vibrant movements and artistic sensibility. They click right off the bat, but both are hesitant. Trust issues, a coming out, and family all seem to push and pull at these two men.
I smiled through most of this novella. It’s a well written, sweet story. It was the perfect read snuggled on the couch, the kids raucous around me. The readability was smooth, the characters enchanting, and the story pace consistent.
There was enough conflict to keep you interested without pages of angst. It had enough meat on the bone to have me curious about the paintings and carpentry work Lonnie and Jamison give us a brief glimpse into.
I enjoyed this story and how it ended. So much so, I googled up the author to see what else she has written. It was a sweet romantic read. If you want to get lost in a good love story, for an hour or two, I recommend Good Question by Dawn Kimberly Johnson.
Reviewed by Beans