Love in La Terraza by Ethan Day (4 Stars)

Can a house ever really be a home without the person you love sharing it with you?

Cain Elliott is desperately trying to save his home, La Terraza, a beautiful apartment complex left to him by his grandmother. Henry Abrams just moved into town to work for a large architectural firm, which ironically is also trying to buy La Terraza from Cain for another client. They meet at a bar one night where it’s lust at first sight.

After a wonderful evening together, they discover that maybe there is a chance for a real relationship between them. First they have to determine if they can work through the challenges of their conflicting desires to save or sell La Terraza.

Cain was an absolutely adorable character. He was charming and sweet and had a heart of gold. He loved La Terraza and was determined to try to save it. Unfortunately, the lovely building was in need of a lot of expensive repairs that he couldn’t afford. Henry was kind, smart, and a bit dominating but in a sexy way. He wanted to take care of Cain and do anything he could to help him out. As they spend time together, they realize they are meant for each other. Their biggest struggle is the concern that Henry has about whether he can trust his feelings for Cain, and if they are truly returned.

The other tenants in the complex were interesting and added to the story without getting in the way. They were also very protective of Cain in addition to being a bit meddlesome.

Overall, this is a very enjoyable, instant love, low-angst romance.


Originally reviewed for The Romance Reviews. Complimentary copy provided by author/publisher for an honest review.


Cain Elliott is a desperate man – on the brink of losing La Terraza, the 1920’s Spanish style courtyard apartment complex his grandmother left him in her will, he’s faced with the option of selling to a real estate developer or losing the building outright, due to the costs of upkeep that have now left him teetering on the brink of bankruptcy. One setback after another has slowly whittled away any hope he’d been harboring to turn the tides. Having time for little else in life, Cain’s guilt over his failure to protect the home of those who reside within the walls of La Terraza has crippled his spirit.

On the partnership fast-track at the flashy architectural firm of Hamilton-Bach, Henry Abrams is new in town, a little lonely and looking for inspiration. Tired of games and longing for something real, Henry discovers the road to happiness could lie in the arms of the sad, uncomplicated Cain Elliott.

Discovering that Hamilton-Bach represents the mysterious entrepreneur attempting to purchase La Terraza, combined with the self-doubt and mistrust over a love that develops too fast, leave both men struggling to decide whether or not they can truly find…Love in La Terraza.

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