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Wild Raspberries by Jane Davitt

When I read a story like this, I always wonder if really in the world there are still places where a wandering boy can find shelter in an isolated cabin inhabited by a grumpy but gentle man, and be happy. Places where nature is still the Lady of all, and the nearer town is miles away, and so a mourning soul can find peace. Places where, if you want, you can live of little, harvesting almost all you need. This is the place told in Wild Raspberries, and it's a nice place.

Dan is a runaway boy. Small town raised and too soon without the gentle touch of a mom, when his father found about him being gay, Dan runs away, not bearing the hard words of the man. This is a thing that Dan does a little too often, running away when there is an argument, instead of having the courage to stand his position. But Dan is young, barely twenty, and maybe he needs to grew a bit more. Avoiding greater trouble, but still not going out without scratches, Dan arrives near Tyler's cabin.

Tyler is a scarred man, if not in body, in soul, and he searches solace in the loneliness of the nature. But even if as a former soldier, he has done things that still haunt him, he is not a bad man, and seeing a boy in need and not helping him is impossible. But at 34 years old, Tyler is convinced that he can avoid to become involved with a too young man,

For the first time Dan is around a man, a real man, who makes him feel good. There is not shame around Tyler, Dan can be bratty and free, he can flirt and play, and receive strokes and not slaps. Oh yes, Dan is a teaser, and with his teasing he forces Tyler to going out from his isolation. Even if both realize that, in normal circumstances, probably they are not made for each other, there in the isolated cabin, they are very good together. Tyler instills a bit of trust in Dan, drop by drop, and Dan gives back a bit of joy to Tyler. If only the outside world would not interfere.

The story is sweet and romantic, and also in some points, funny. And then I have always had an inclination for the May / December relationship: there is something refreshing in a young man who can have a skilled hand to accompanying him step by step into the adulthood. And even if Tyler growls and snarls, he never bites (if not as foreplay...).

Amazon: Wild Raspberries
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Paperback: 208 pages
Publisher: Torquere Press (August 5, 2008)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1603703209
ISBN-13: 978-1603703208

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Tags: author: jane davitt, genre: contemporary, length: novel, review, theme: may december, theme: military
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