Book 1-The Innkeepers Series
Released: April 9, 2014
4 Star Review
Dwyer’s situation forces him to move back home and live with his parents in the small town of Glasburg Illinois. Dwyer had left Glasburg many years ago because the love of his life, John Fitzgerald, had broken his heart. Dwyer reunites with gay friends from high school who are facing their own life challenges.
Soon Dwyer and John’s paths collide and it is evident both men still have strong feelings for each other. Will Dwyer find it in his heart to forgive John or will he let the demons from their past prevent them from rekindling the love they once shared?
Dwyer believed that his life was nothing but perfect. He drove an expensive car, worked as a successful sale rep and lived in the most popular Chicago gay community and of course he had his pick of any hot guys. Dwyer thought he had it all until one day when the economy climate directly affected him. In no time at all, he looses his job, his status in the gay community is all but gone and he now lives a very lonely life. Now he has no choice but to move back in with his parents in a very small town. Dwyer left this tiny town years earlier due to a broken heart from his love.....John. Now Dwyer and John's path cross and they obvious still have very strong feelings for each other and can't ignore the hot chemistry that they share. Will Dwyer forgive John for breaking his heart? Will John be able to win Dwyer back or will he break his heart again?
There is a devious villain in this romance novel unlike any that you have ever encountered before. I won't give much away about this villain as I don't believe in spoilers but just to say that he is referred to in the prologue as (The Other) but his identity is revealed later in the book. There are multiple characters and stories within this one book and at times could be confusing but I just stayed strong with it all and the author cleared the way for a sweet love story. I would have loved to see each couple with their own book as I enjoyed these characters so much. I felt the HIV character of Mark could have easily had an entire book based on him. I loved how the author handled his HIV status and that he was very upfront about his illness and how he contracted the disease and his loving boyfriend who loved him unconditionally was so well written. The Rekindling of Love by Derrick Knight was a sweet love story filled with angst, redemption, mystery, forgiveness, drama, villain's and beautiful written characters.