Book: Buried Passions
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: L.C. Chase
Publication date: January 9, 2018
Length: 200 pages
Reviewed by Truus
When Broadway actor Jonah receives word that his uncle has passed away and named him the heir to a property in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, Jonah’s plan is to settle the estate as quickly as possible and return to his life in New York City. Much to Jonah’s surprise, the inheritance includes the Ashford Cemetery—and its hunky groundskeeper, recent Bosnian immigrant Luka Pavelka.
Jonah soon discovers Luka is more than easy on the eyes. He sees into Jonah’s heart like no man ever before, and his job at the cemetery is all he has. If Jonah sells, Luka is left with nothing. Luka is there for Jonah when Jonah needs someone most, and there’s no denying the chemistry and connection between them. But Jonah has a successful career back in New York. Now he must decide if it’s still the life he wants….
Told from Jonah's POV, he is a decent, kind guy, hardworking as an actor, dancer and singer. The musical he's working on just ended. At the same moment, he gets a very special mail with the news that his uncle past away and he is the only heir. Among the inherited was a cemetery. with one employee, the groundskeeper. Jonah wants to get rid of it all as soon as possible, so he can return to New York. Until he meets the groundskeeper….gorgeous Luka.
Luka is one built hunk and the attraction is instant. In no time they end up between the sheets. Not at all what Jonah expected on his way to his uncle's village in Carlisle.
Luka has quite a difficult background story which he handles really well actually.
The cemetery has a story of its own. Jonah and Luka work hard side by side to keep things proper at the graveyard. When Jonah finds a somewhat hidden haggard piece of ground he wants to know what is beneath all the wilderness and why his uncle left it like that.
Jonah can perfectly separate his feelings from his obligations. He will enjoy his time with Luka and go back to New York...simple...uh-huh.
This is a sweet light read with some touching aspects. Lovely main characters, serious types, even a bit neat and prim. What I missed was some humor. The only humor and flippancy came from Jonah's friend Chet. Overall a good and well-developed story, situated in an exceptional setting.
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