“[A] brilliantly written LGBTQ+ take on the classic small-town romance.” —Booklist
High school wasn’t the right time or place for their relationship to grow, but now, fifteen years later, a chance encounter changes both of their lives forever.
No one in the charming river town of New Hope, Pennsylvania, needs to know that Vince Amato plans on flipping The Hideaway Inn to the highest bidder and returning to his luxury lifestyle in New York City. He needs to make his last remaining investment turn a profit…even if that means temporarily relocating to the quirky small town where he endured growing up. He’s spent years reinventing himself and won’t let his past dictate his future.
But on his way to New Hope, Vince gets stuck in the middle of nowhere and his past might be the only thing that can get him to his future. Specifically Tack O’Leary, the gorgeous, easygoing farm boy who broke his heart and who picks Vince up in his dilapidated truck.
Tack comes to the rescue not only with a ride but also by signing on to be the chef at The Hideaway for the summer. As Vince and Tack open their hearts to each other again, Vince learns that being true to himself doesn’t mean shutting down a second chance with Tack—it means starting over and letting love in.
Carina Adores is home to romantic love stories where LGBTQ+ characters find their happily-ever-afters.
Seasons of New Hope
Book 1: The Hideaway Inn
Book 2: The Beautiful Things Shoppe
Stover (There Galapagos My Heart) launches his Seasons of New Hope series with a gay romance as quaint and enchanting as its setting. After more than a decade away, Vince Amato returns to the bucolic New Hope, Pa., hoping to flip the Hideaway Inn for a tidy profit. But he hadn't factored Tack O'Leary, the one who got away, into his plans. Tack is now a culinary arts student, and Vince's business partners convince him to hire Tack as the inn's chef, offering him room and board at the Inn to sweeten the bargain. Living in such close proximity stirs up old memories, though Vince tries his best to keep Tack at arm's length. But the bullheaded Vince is reluctantly charmed as Tack drags him to a lavender farm, and out to watch fireworks, and finally to meet Tack's gender nonconforming six-year-old, Jules. As Vince is seduced by his new life in New Hope, the thought of leaving once the inn is sold becomes more difficult. Stover fleshes out the thin story with vibrant LGBTQ supporting characters, among them the delightful Toula, a transgender bookstore owner who doles out tea, poetry, and tough love. Readers longing for an idyllic escape will appreciate this breezy contemporary.