Of Love and Corn Dogs (Of Love and... #1) by Parker Williams 3*
BLURB:With more money than he could spend in ten lifetimes, Darwin Kincade still couldn't keep death from stealing his lover. A little older and a whole lot wiser, flirting with his twice-a-week waiter is the perfect no-risk substitute for a real relationship. Until the night his routine is upended by the restaurant's newest employee.
Ricky Donnelly loves people. While being a server isn’t his dream, he’s good at it. When a grumpy man is seated in his station, Ricky sees there’s more to him than he lets on, and when the man relaxes, he’s actually sweet.
As the two men bond over a discussion about corn dogs— something Darwin’s never heard of—he realizes how much he’s missed out on in his life. He vows to open himself to new experiences—including, perhaps, a chance at finding love again.
Not wanting anything to muddy their blooming relationship, Darwin hides part of himself from Ricky. He likes the look in Ricky’s eyes, unclouded by Darwin’s notoriety. Unfortunately, the truth can never stay hidden, and when it comes out, Darwin may lose any hope of holding onto the future they’ve begun to build.
My Review: I received a copy from the author so that I could give an honest review. So to say this was a sweet story is probably going to surprise anyone who read my review of Haven by the same author. However that word is the best one to describe this latest book from Parker Williams. I loved the way the MCs meet and the interaction between them both throughout the book. All of it was so believable, even the slow build up towards trusting and caring for each other. Naturally nothing goes smoothly all the time but even the rough patches were written in such a way as to fit the characters. Overall it reinforces my belief that Parker writes a great contemporary romance that makes me feel good when I reach the end. In fact I only have two things left to say, first one is, I look forward to reading more Of Love and... books and the second is, thank you Parker for teaching me what a corn dog is, in the UK we use pork sausages and just call it sausage in batter :D