Blog Tour ~ The Way You Look Tonight by Jo Tannah ~ (Review, Excerpt, Trailer + Giveaway)
Title: The Way You Look Tonight
Author: Jo Tannah
Genre: Gay Romance, Contemporary, May-December Romance
Series: Standards Series, Book Two
Publisher: Wayward Ink Publishing
As a member of a wealthy and influential family, Jaime “Jamie” Abello had his life mapped out. Being shipped off to LA with an insurance scam linked to his name was not part of his plan.It had seemed so simple: pass the Philippines Medical Board Exam; practice in the family-owned and -controlled hospital; join the Board by age forty; and find a partner with whom he could settle down and be himself.
Instead, his father supplies him with a surfeit of money and dangerous secrets and sends him to a strange country.
The Pediatric Residency Program Jamie applies for brings him face to face with untouchable Program Director, Miles Kwon, whom Jamie soon finds to be a man of integrity and vision.
When tragedy strikes, Jamie finds himself falling deeper into depression. Unexpectedly, it’s Miles who helps him work through his pain.
Will Jamie ever experience a life with a loving partner, or will his father’s secrets cause him to lose everything he’s gained?
My heart flutters in my chest. I really should tell it to stop reacting to this man’s voice. I feel my cheeks burn when I meet his eyes. He studies my face, and, feeling suddenly self-conscious, I have to look away. The stirring of desire deep in my belly makes me lose focus. I turn and lead him to one of the four porch chairs arranged around a glass-topped wicker coffee table where I had been sitting when he drove up.
“Please, sit down. Would you like something? Water, tea, decaf? I’m having beer.” Playing host is safe. I try to act normally, but my knees feel weak as he moves closer.
“Nothing for me, thank you. How are you doing, Jamie? And, please, call me Miles,” he says, sitting on the cushioned rattan chair next to mine.
“As well as I could be, I guess.” I shrug, still unsure of my own feelings. “I’m still trying to process that my father’s been gone for six months and I had absolutely no idea. I mean, in this day and age, I should have realized that the last time I spoke to him was on my birthday. Don’t they say that when you lose someone you start missing something?”
Miles looks at me, curious. “I’ve heard of the saying, but what do you mean exactly?”
“I’ve heard it said that when you lose someone and you don’t know, you feel an inexplicable heartache.”
Miles appears to mull it over. “Why are you asking me?”
I look down at my feet, not wanting to meet his all-
knowing gaze. “I didn’t feel any of that. It’s been six months since he died, and I was so wrapped up in my work....” I can’t continue.
“What are you feeling right now?”
I can’t answer straightaway. My heart is in my throat, and feelings of guilt are pushing their way through my chest. Miles allows me the quiet, but after a while, I know I have to be truthful. “Guilty.”
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*** Copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie in exchange for a fair and honest review. ***
Jamie thought he was set after passing the Philippines medical board exam, ready to take his place at his family's hospital, but his stepmother and brothers' deception send both him and his father into hiding. His father goes to Morocco as he tries to find evidence of his wife's involvement on an insurance scam and sends Jamie to the US, where he had already set accounts and investments in the US so Jamie could work on his residency and live comfortably the rest of his life. It's not easy for Jamie to adapt to a new country and culture, while juggling with his residency and his growing feelings for Miles Kwon, the residency's director, but as time goes by and depression over his loneliness and his concern over his father sets in, Miles steps up and offers his shoulder to lean on.
I really liked this slow-burn romance, the chemistry was nice, not all-encompassing, but more like a small ember that grew into more as Miles and Jamie learned to rely and trust on each other. Jamie was a lovely character and I loved seeing him open up both to Miles and to his residency team. His strength, love and loyalty towards his father were awesome as well. The rest of the team and the board of directors were amazing, and Letty was outstanding! I would've liked to see more of Miles and Jamie as a couple, but I was fairly happy with what we got.
This was my first story by Jo Tannah, but it certainly won't be the last. I enjoyed her writing style and think she did a great job with this story. Very recommendable!
Rating: 4.5 Stars!!!
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About the authorJO TANNAH is a wife, mother, and blogger by day, writer by night. It can be difficult to say the least but it is a challenge that keeps her on her toes.
She grew up listening to folktales her father and nannies spun to either entertain the children or send home a message. These narratives stayed with Jo until she finally decided to write them down in a journal way back when she kept one. Years later, going through junk led to finding a long forgotten box and nestled within it was the journal. Reading over the stories of romance, science fiction, and horror that she had taken time to put to paper all those years before brought to light the realization that they were tales she’d never come across in her readings.
The tales Jo write are fictional but all of them are based on what she grew up with and still dreams about. That they have an M/M twist is simply for her pleasure. And she hopes, yours as well.
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