Thursday, June 21, 2018

Mystic Man by E.J. Russell


When a series of personal crises prompt risk-averse research librarian Aaron Templeton to apply for a job on the other side of the country, nobody is more surprised than he is. He nearly runs home before the final interview except for one little problem: he has no home anymore. He put his condo on the market before he left California and it’s already sold. Only an encounter with free-spirited Connecticut native Cody Brown at the Mystic Seaport Museum staves off Aaron’s incipient panic attack.

Cody loves nothing better than introducing newcomers to the great features of his beloved home state, and when the newbie in question is a rumpled professorial type with the saddest blue eyes on the planet? Score! The attraction between the two men deepens as they explore Cody’s favorite spots, but when difficulties arise and Aaron’s insecurities threaten to overwhelm him, will Cody’s love be enough to keep him in Mystic?

States of Love: Stories of romance that span every corner of the United States.

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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

Ruthie☆☆☆☆
This is a really sweet and heartwarming love story. It reminded me of the courage of the human spirit, and of the tenacity with which some people are able to hold on to their dreams, even when their dreams change.

I loved finding out more about Mystic and Connecticut through Cody's stories for Aaron. Cody's family provide fun side characters, especially his sister and her freely given advice. It was such a perfect pairing, as we discover very early on thanks to getting both their viewpoints. I liked that it wasn't plain sailing and there were issues to resolve, yet the connection was strong enough to make them want it all.

This is pure escapism, read and enjoy!



E.J. RUSSELL—certified geek, mother of three, recovering actor—spends her days wrangling data and her evenings and weekends wrestling words. Her daily commute consists of walking from one side of her office to the other, from left-brain day job to right-brain writer’s cave, where she’s learned to type with a dog attached to her hip and a cat draped across her wrists.

E.J. is married to Curmudgeonly Husband, a man who cares even less about sports than she does. Luckily, C.H. loves to cook, or all three of their children (Lovely Daughter and Darling Sons A and B) would have survived on nothing but Cheerios, beef jerky, and satsuma mandarins (the extent of E.J.’s culinary skill set).

E.J. lives in rural Oregon, enjoys visits from her wonderful adult children, and indulges in good books, red wine, and the occasional hyperbole.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Mystic Man by E.J. Russell to read and review.

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