September 26, 2017 by Valerie Ullmer
Release Blog Tour – Waking the Behr by Pat Henshaw
Book Title: Waking the Behr (A Foothills Pride Story)
Author: Pat Henshaw
Cover Artist: AngstyG
Genre: contemporary gay romance
Length: 29,689 Words/88 Pages
Release Date: September 20, 2017
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Both Ben and Mitch think they know exactly what they want. Turns out, they don’t even know their own hearts.
Good old boy Ben has dated women his entire life, while gay nightclub owner Mitch has never considered unsophisticated country boys his type. But after they start hanging out, the small-town contractor and the urban entrepreneur are both stunned by the electricity sparking between them.
As they step outside their comfort zones to spend time together, Mitch finds he enjoys rural car rallies, and Ben is intrigued by the upscale bars Mitch owns in San Francisco. When they share their lives and grow closer, they start to question the way they’ve always defined themselves. Then they kiss and fling open the door to love. Now they must step up and travel the road that may lead to happily ever after—even if that path isn’t one they ever expected to walk.
To be honest, I had high hopes for this book, but in the end, I found myself disappointed. The beginning started out well, especially Ben meeting Mitch for the first time, but then the “getting to know the characters” was done with internal dialogue from Ben, in which their times together were grouped together in a few simple paragraphs.
There was no real romance, the sex scene was literally skimmed over, and there were plots in the book that made no sense in the story. For example, I understood that Mitch wanted to show Ben his world in San Francisco, but the entire weekend was as uncomfortable to read as Ben sometimes felt, and with the homeless boy thrown it, it was downright confusing at times. And their camping trip was a disaster for reasons that had nothing to do with Ben or Mitch. It seemed that instead of getting to know Ben and Mitch together, they were just thrown in scenarios that had nothing to do with romance. In the end, I felt as though I had no idea if I wanted them to be together or not.
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Meet the Author
Pat Henshaw, author of the Foothills Pride Stories, has spent her life surrounded by words: Teaching English composition at the junior college level; writing book reviews for newspapers, magazines, and websites; helping students find information as a librarian; and promoting PBS television programs.
Pat was born and raised in Nebraska where she promptly left the cold and snow after college, living at various times in Texas, Colorado, Northern Virginia, and Northern California. Pat enjoys travel, having visited Mexico, Canada, Europe, Nicaragua, Thailand, and Egypt, and Europe, including a cruise down the Danube.
Her triumphs are raising two incredible daughters who daily amaze her with their power and compassion. Fortunately, her incredibly supportive husband keeps her grounded in reality when she threatens to drift away while writing fiction.
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