Title: Moving Mountains
Author: T.N. Tarrant
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Pages/Word Count: 214 Pages
Rating: 3 Stars
Blurb: After Nathan Taylor’s wife fell into a coma, he fought for years to get custody of their son, Christopher, and finally succeeded. Although Nathan loves his wife, Letty, he has never been in love with her—theirs was a marriage of convenience, and they both knew it. Still, when he meets Raven Black Bear, the physical therapist who cares for Letty, his attraction to the man leads to a crisis of conscience.
Christopher’s life in the custody of his selfish grandparents has been difficult, and Raven befriended the boy during Christopher’s court-ordered visits with Letty. On the day Nathan regains custody, he brings Christopher to Letty’s side to share the news while Raven is with her. Raven soon falls for Nathan, but he struggles with the moral implications of a relationship with his patient’s husband. Both men worry about how a romance between them will affect Christopher, and they face a difficult choice. They can have the future their hearts desire, but they must decide if it’s the best future for everyone.
Review: Moving Mountains had a great premise, and I just had to read it after checking out the blurb. I mean, there’s the wife in a coma, a years’ long custody battle, and the uber hot physical therapist. What in the world wouldn’t work in that story?
The book begins with Nathan losing custody of his son to his wife’s parents, at the hands of a not so professional judge. Then we jump forward about seven years, and Nathan has finally gotten custody of his son, Christopher, but the nightmare is far from over. Over the years, Chris’s grandparents have systematically turned the boy against his father, and Nathan has a long way to go to gain his son’s trust.
One bridge between Nathan and Chris seems to be Raven Black Bear, Letty’s physical therapist. He has befriended Chris and since they have a trust of sorts, he does his best to help start the healing for Nathan and his son. It also doesn’t hurt that Nathan and Raven seem to have a strong attraction to one another.
Nathan’s relationship with Letty was a different one, for sure. Nathan loves Letty as much as it’s possible for a gay man to love a woman, but he wants to fall hopelessly in love with a man and find that kind of happiness he knows is possible. Raven wants to be that man for him but they have to proceed carefully for Chris’s sake.
This was a well written story, but I don’t know that I would classify it as a romance. There was definitely a love story here but I feel it got overshadowed much of the time by the sheer amount of drama these men had to go through. It seemed to me the author threw everything but the kitchen sink at Nathan and Raven. It actually got to be a bit much at times, which took away from the romantic portions of the story.
I did enjoy the book and would read another from the author, but this one missed the romance mark for me.
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