Title: The Bucket List
Author: RJ Scott
Publisher: Love Lane Books
Pages/Word Count: 134 Pages
At a Glance: A sad and bittersweet story about second chances at finding love.
Blurb: When Andrew Craig dies, he leaves his brother Jason a list of places that he wanted to visit but couldn’t. Attending a school reunion, London, Stonehenge, these are all on the list and Jason is determined to cross everything off and work through his grief at the same time.
Closeted soap actor Mark Wesley is shocked when a blast from the past looks him up, and devastated when he realizes he will never have a chance to make things right.
Together Jason and Mark agree to work on the list. But what happens when Jason and Mark grow closer, when passion and even love begins to grow?
Was this what Andrew wanted to happen all along between his brother and his friend?
Review: I have read RJ Scott before and enjoyed the stories, so I really loved the whole idea of The Bucket List – two men who knew each other in their youth, reunited to carry out the last wishes of their brother/best friend. It was a tender, sweet story that shared the grief of the two men as they followed Andrew’s wishes.
SPOILER: Hover to reveal
Outside of this, though, I loved the romance that develops between Jason and Mark. The way they stand up for each other, and how their relationship evolves, is just sweet. Mark’s coming out as they fulfill Andrew’s bucket list was fantastic.
I enjoyed the epilogue as well. SPOILER: Hover to reveal The epilogue also shows the life Jason and Mark have built over the years and was just a wonderful wrap up to the entire story.