Title: Trapped in Oz (Tales From Kansas: Book Three)
Author: Andrew Grey
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Rating: 5 Stars
Blurb: Martin Long has plans and dreams, but they are derailed when his parents move and must sell their house. In need of a place to stay, fast, he answers an ad for a roommate, and even though the house needs work, the owner seems nice so Martin agrees to move in.
Gary Hunter is barely making ends meet, with mysteriously disappearing tips at work and tuition to pay. Disowned by his family and left with a house in need of repair, Gary desperately needs the extra set of hands along with the money.
When Gary confesses that his family disowned him for being gay, Martin makes his own confession that opens a world of possibilities. But Gary has paid a heavy price for being who he is, and Martin’s unwillingness to open up to his family puts strain on the fledgling relationship.
Review: It’s fall in the mid-west, the leaves are turning to beautiful colors of red and orange, and the farmers are in the fields, combining the wheat and corn. The sun is warm during the day, the mosquitoes have just about disappeared, and it’s the best time to sit on the porch and enjoy a good book. I wanted to read a book that was fun, easy to read, and had delightful characters that I could enjoy reading about, and most of all, have a happy ending. The first author that comes to my mind when I want a book like that is Andrew Grey, and I was happy to see that the new—and sad to say, last—book in the Kansas Series, Trapped in Oz, was out.
I was not disappointed, though. It was a great read about a wonderful small town with businesses such as Oz Museum, Oz Winery, and Toto’s Tacos, not to mention wonderful characters who worked in the local eateries or, in the case of one of the main characters, Martin, who worked at the ShoeBox. I wanted a light book that I could enjoy on the porch, and this book fit that want perfectly.
It’s really a story about a whole town coming together to support the people who live there, no matter their age, gender or sexual preference. I would like to think it’s an updated version of Mayberry, and Roger and Lyle are like Floyd the Barber and Gomer Pyle (I bet you thought I was going to say Andy and Barney). Oz is just a feel good town with stories to tell, and just maybe I will get a chance to visit a town like that, but to do that you have to pay attention to all the colors of the rainbow.
Recommended for those who love a sweet comfort-read.
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