by Joyce Holmes
I enjoy reading the stories penned by this talented author because they give me glimpses of a life in a country I am unfamiliar with. The realistic characters face problems that I can relate to, despite never having been in their shoes. I enjoyed seeing the flourishing of the relationship between Cole and the young man he elects to mentor, and thought the slippery slope of peer pressure was nicely depicted. The attraction that builds between the two main characters was delicious to follow, even if I did want to shake some sense into them occasionally, lol. I love stories that end with me sighing happily, and this one definitely evoked that emotion.
A copy of this story was provided to me for review