Review: Late Bloomer by Bru Baker
Publish Date: December 10, 2014
Reviewed by: Heller
How I got this book: E-Arc from Publisher
“If not for his family and his Christmas tree farm, David Rochester would be a recluse. And Erik Shriver wouldn’t know a quiet moment if it smacked him in the face. But now David’s farm has brought them together. When Erik’s flurry of bad jokes and frenetic energy sets David off kilter, his family notices and begins conspiring. They push David and a very willing Erik together again and again until David stops denying his attraction. But an almost-hermit and a soon-to-be-former club boy each bring baggage into a relationship. They’ll have to take things slowly to find the middle ground between David’s taciturn silence and Erik’s boundless chatter.”
I had a lot of frustration with how David judged Erik’s actions. I didn’t feel that Erik needed to apologize for how he lived his life but David and then later, Quinn, for reasons known only to him felt they should both harangue Erik. Get off the smug train boys. No one is perfect and you have faults as well.
I liked Erik, quite a bit. To me, this is his story so having it be from David’s POV it only held my attention when Erik was on the page. Which sadly, wasn’t as much as I would have liked.
I’m giving Late Bloomer a C+