This is a totally new to me author, so I was looking forward to reading this book. When I began reading, I have to admit I wasn't sure, but read on anyway and I am glad I did, as it is exactly as the blurb says "a tender and uplifting story".
We meet Alex, who suffers from PTSD, and sometimes it completely hits him out of the blue, and with the tiniest thing. He also seems to be a bit of a loner at times, keeping to himself - which is probably why he brought a house in a remote place.
We also meet Joe, who seems very shy, and usually tends to try and blend into the background, just so he cannot be seen. It works some of the time, but Alex has noticed him, and also taken note of how he acts too.
The two do actually meet, but not in the best of circumstances, and then Alex is hit with his PTSD and disappears! When he returns back Joe is gone, and Alex is not sure what to do. Alex admits to himself that he is drawn to Joe, but Joe seems to shy away from him, is this due to their age difference??
Are they destined to only be friends, and never anything more? Both need to be honest with the other, and perhaps then they can look at more.