Going home could be just the thing his muse needs and his heart desires.
Tristan Paulson needs the words to return. He loves his career penning novels of small-town love, but his muse has gone missing. Since he can’t write, he goes back to his roots to sort through the items his recently deceased uncle left behind. Once in Sullavan, Ohio, he realizes just how much he loved the place. Then he sees the handsome librarian—Michael is just the kind of guy he’s always wanted. How can he go back to the big city when Sullavan calls to him?
Michael Kane wants nothing more than to be surrounded by his books and the written word. He knows heartbreak and isn’t in the mood to put himself out into the dating pool again…until he sees Tristan. He wants to be with Tristan, but he’s too shy. A handsome man like Tristan wouldn’t be interested in someone quiet like Michael…would he?
Reader advisory: This book contains reference to stalking, harassment, emotional abuse and attempted suicide. There is a scene of a hostage situation containing a gun threat.
When Tristan Paulson finds that inspiration hasn't touched him lately and with a deadline looming overhead he decides its a perfect time to leave New York to go through his late uncle's estate. Michael Kane is happy being surrounded by the books in the library even if he's reluctant to open his heart again. When these two meet, the attraction is obvious but is either man ready or willing to put themselves out there? When Tristan finds inspiration again in his new surroundings and in Michael, will he be able to convince Michael that its worth the risk?
Finding Michael is a lovely read. I can't put it much simpler or sum it up more honestly, its just a lovely read from beginning to end. Don't get me wrong, I wanted to knock some sense into both Tristan and Michael at times but I also wanted to give them a big hug to let them know someone cares. Having lived my entire life in relatively small towns I can certainly understand Michael's feelings of staying in Sullivan and that New York is just not for him so that probably tipped the scales in his favor as to which corner I found myself in more. That's not to say I didn't like Tristan because I loved his determination to make Michael see how great they could be.
I really won't touch on the plot at all but Finding was just the right blend of romance, friendship, drama, and with just a hint of mystery to make it a very satisfying read. Sometimes we find exactly what we need even though we never realized it was missing to begin with and when we find that missing piece everything else just falls into place. This is what Finding Michael is about and Megan Slayer had me hooked from page one. Truthfully, I was sad to see the last page come. Finding Michael has definitely earned a spot on my romance shelf and future re-reads list.
When she's not writing the stories in her head, Megan Slayer can be found luxuriating in her hot tub with her two vampire Cabana boys, Luke and Jeremy. She has the tendency to run a tad too far with her muse, so she has to hide in the head of her alter ego, but the boys don't seem to mind.
When she's not obsessing over her whip collection, she can be found picking up her kidlet from school.
She enjoys writing in all genres, but writing about men in love suits her fancy best.