Improves with Age by Lavinia Lewis (3 Stars)

A widower’s second chance with a new love.

Reece Watkins lost the love of his life to a heart attack. He moves back to his old home to try to reduce his stress, and he runs into an old schoolmate, Nick Kenison. The sparks fly, and Reece must decide if he’s ready to take a second shot at love.

The two meet when Reece’s roof develops a leak, and he hires Nick to fix it. After having sex within minutes of seeing each other again, the two of them spend quite a bit of time together while Nick very slowly takes care of the house. I liked how they spent some time together, and that they were both really nice characters. I also enjoyed seeing two older characters get another chance at love. Unfortunately, there wasn’t enough of an emotional connection to either of the characters.

This was a sweet romance between two mature men with very little angst.


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


Sometimes you can go home again.

Reece Watkins left Montana after high school. A math major, he found a fulfilling career as an accountant in Washington with Mike, the love of his life. But then Mike dies of a heart attack, leaving Reece to reevaluate his own life and realize he’s on the same track. He decides to return to Montana and a slower pace.

Former football team captain Nick Kenison never left Montana. Instead, he married his high school sweetheart, had two kids, established a contracting business, and discovered he was gay. Now out and proud, Nick drives out to Reece’s to answer a call about roof repairs.

In high school, they were opposites, but now? The attraction between them is electric. Of course, it isn’t that easy—Reece is still dealing with body issues, self-esteem issues, and grief over Mike’s loss. Nick will have to teach him it’s never too late for love.

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