Brian Watson knows close friends Gerald Young and Dieter Krumpf have an ulterior motive when they invite him to their Christmas party. Brian has taken over the case to secure the return of the famous painting called The Woman in Blue to Dieter, but they don’t want Brian to be all work and no play. They intend to set him up with a friend, but he’s not who catches Brian’s eye. Instead, it’s Nicolai, the deaf art restorer caring for the works already returned to Dieter.This book is a beautiful story of starting over, living life for yourself and the importance of love and family. Andrew Grey has a knack for telling a story that draws you in entirely. I love that his work is so full of expression and emotion. His books are some of my favorite adult books. Reading his work reminds me of the beauty of love in all its forms. The story of Brian and Nicolai follows two men who have to move on from where they've been to get to a place where they belong. It is heart warming and seasonal. I really hope you'll give it a try.
But pursuing Nicolai won’t be easy. A year ago Nicolai had to fight to regain his independence after a bad break-up, and he’s reluctant to give up his freedom a second time. Plus, Brian has competition in Justin, Nicolai’s ex, who wants him back badly.
Nicolai’s reluctance isn’t the only roadblock. Brian was married to a woman for almost ten years. Now he has to confess to his mother, his ex-wife, and his young daughter that he loves a man—all while conducting a potentially groundbreaking court case and trying to convince Nicolai that love isn’t about co-dependence, it’s about support.
This book has (obviously) GLBT themes and material as well as some sexual scenes which are no worse than you'd find in any romance novel or on any prime time tv show. You can find out more about Andrew Grey on his website and you can click here to add the book to Goodreads.
Artistic Appeal earns 4 Fairies for being a beautiful love story that draws you in.