Tyler was there on the floor, arm extended up and inviting, baring the quilt like a cape—a superhero gone horizontal.

Timothy Warren


Publisher’s Synopsis:
Most people would love Alec’s life… great job… hot boyfriend… and a beautiful brownstone in DC’s gay mecca, Dupont Circle. But within a single night, things change…

His best friend, Demarco, supports Alec’s bold decision of seeking a new perspective… a change that begins across the country, in a cabin atop Beulah Mountain.

Alec was not looking for a man… wanted nothing of the sort. But a strong-willed cowboy named Tyler enters his life as spontaneous as the snow of Montana’s winter.

Unpredictable as a mountain storm, Alec and Tyler soon find themselves entwined in a fierce love affair… raw, real, and unlike any other Alec has ever had.

But Tyler belongs to Montana.

Will their passion be enough to keep them together? Will Alec learn to forgive his past missteps and accept that he deserves the happiness that can only come from a man so genuine… so giving… and so TRUE?

Point of view:
3rd person. Entirely from Alec’s perspective.

Rellim’s Thoughts:
This delightful book was recommended in a FB group when someone was looking for “moving on from a cheater” trope. True is the first book in Timothy Warren’s Tales of the Circle series. Warren’s writing has a wonderful mix of laughter, character introspection, found family, and romance.

Entirely from Alec’s perspective – this is truly a tale of city boy in the country. It’s not exactly “forced proximity” as Alec has made the choice to spend some time in remote Montana but there’s definitely those elements that I enjoy from the trope. When Alec finds himself stuck in the snow and other elements he doesn’t know how to navigate – the somewhat mysterious Tyler rescues him.

While I do wish Warren would have shared more about Tyler in order to further connect with him – perhaps it is his somewhat simple nature that makes him so appealing as a character. I adored Alec and Tyler as individuals and as a couple. I appreciated the way Tyler’s deceased spouse was respected by Alec. Despite some heavy subject matter – this felt fairly low angst and misunderstandings were addressed maturely and quickly. A lovely comfort read.

One of the other things that I love about this story is Alec’s friendship with Demarco. It is a thing of beauty and mutual respect – with no romantic undertones at all. I absolutely adore them and am looking forward to Demarco getting his HEA in Secret. With a little bit of hope that we’ll see more of Alec & Tyler as well.

About the author:
Timothy Warren lives in the Atlanta suburbs with his husband and their pets. When he is not writing, he is writing in his head… which often leads to strange looks from his spouse.

He loves writing about things that make him smile–the chemistry between men, in particular. Sex plays a big part in these relations, but love wins out more so with his enjoyment of telling these stories… as in life.

You can connect with Timothy Warren here:

My Favorite Quotes

We’re the Norm and Cliff of this bar. – True by Timothy Warren #MM #Romance #OppositesAttract #TalesOfTheCircle #CityBoyCountryBoy

We all have baggage we hate— Brett used to say—but we still get upset when the airport loses it. – True by Timothy Warren #MM #Romance #OppositesAttract #TalesOfTheCircle #CityBoyCountryBoy

Tyler was there on the floor, arm extended up and inviting, baring the quilt like a cape—a superhero gone horizontal. – True by Timothy Warren #MM #Romance #OppositesAttract #TalesOfTheCircle #CityBoyCountryBoy

He doesn’t need you. But he wants you. He wants you to stay. – True by Timothy Warren #MM #Romance #OppositesAttract #TalesOfTheCircle #CityBoyCountryBoy

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