Hunting for Love (Pitching Tents #3) ~ Mari Thorne
Hunting for Love is a double later in life bisexual awakening with one MC in his late 30s and the other 45. This is a story of two men who initially come together over the grief of their wives, but find comfort; solace; and something that has been missing all along; in each other.
Both men have issues to overcome. Steve is struggling with the guilt of surviving his wife, and Gary has to overcome homophobia instilled in him by his father, who had very set ideas of what made a man. Together, they have to work to overcome their obstacles and decide if being together is worth it.
This was an excellent book. It brought tears to my eyes a couple of times, but the gorgeous HEA was well worth it. Despite Gary struggling with his homophobia, I liked how it was internalised and he never lashed out at Steve over it. In fact, it was the complete opposite. Gary is a hopeless romantic, and even though he is struggling, he is never not loving to Steve.
Mari Thorne is a newish writer, I have read one of her other books, the first in this series, Pitching Tents, and I can see her writing style has evolved already. I can't wait to see what she can do in the future.
Hunting for Love can be read as a standalone. Even though characters from the previous two books appear quite a bit in this one, it's not necessary to have read their stories to understand this one (although if you're like me, you'll want to go read them later!)
Hunting for Love kept me engaged from the beginning. A few tears were threatening, but also plenty of material to grin over, and throughout it all, was a feeling of hope.
I'd highly recommend Hunting for Love for anyone that wants an addictive read; I can't wait to read the next book in the series.