RELEASE DATE: 16th April 2016
BLURB: On Cozzi Cove at the New Jersey Shore, handsome Cal Cozzi’s seven bungalows are once again open for summer and love.
The vacationers include Rodney Maxwell and Dennis O’Halloran, a Tony Award-winning actor and his estranged producer/husband with their two hired studs, Jarek and Zeus.
Computer analyst Sam enlists his best friend Chase in a scheme to attract hunky Raul. Middle-aged Gil Van Truren wants to end it all—until he sees a vision of his first love.
Cal also has his hands full with college student Michael—his new young lover—Michael’s study buddy Carlo, man of mystery George Valis, and Connor, the houseboy packed with muscles and a wondering sponge.
All the while Hunter, a female gay-romance novel enthusiast, experiences gay life off the page.
What secrets, humor, tragedy, mysteries, and passions lie in the magical place called Cozzi Cove?
Cozzi Cove: Moving Forward contains adult content suitable for mature readers only.
“There’s no place more magical or more romantic than Cozzi Cove in the summer”
That one line encapsulates this storyline so well – Cozzi Cove is indeed a magical place.
Who knew that 7 bungalows set surrounding a beautiful cove, could hold so many secrets, love and intrigue? This lover’s paradise, that Joe Cosentino created, is pure romance in its finest form. As in real life, it’s not all sweetness, heartache does rear its ugly head (yep, it’s tissue time), then be ready to start laughing again as Rodney and Dennis, the terrible duo, become serious contenders to rival Beatrice and Benedick (Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing). Their bickering was legendary!
But there’s so much more, every bungalow had a story to tell. My all time favourite? Sam and Chase, which just goes to prove that what seems obvious is not always apparent (especially if you are lusting after Raul).
And let’s not forget the Owner(s), Cal has been with Mike for a year now, are they still finding paradise in their own paradise? or is Carlo really Mike’s “stud buddy” rather than “study buddy”?
Then there’s Connor. The “nobody’s gayer than me” trolley dolly. His trolley reminded me of Mary Poppins bag…….it seemed never ending of what he could pull out of it – condoms, dildo’s, ladies swimsuit (read the book) and I’m assuming clean linen, but with him around, things didn’t stay clean for very long (lol). For a character who was basically an “extra” in book 1, he’s fast becoming a celebrity in his own right.
The humour, whether subtle or not-so-subtle was superb, the timing delivered with perfection, Joe Cosentino is a natural comedian and another reason why I love reading his books. He is also very clever, he weaved moral messages throughout the entire storyline, yes, these were tenuous, but easily picked up upon, so well done, you have my full support on these.
So many other wonderful characters with stories to be told but I’ll let you find out for yourselves, you’ve had enough spoilers from me to whet your appetite.
Great fun entwined with the Cosentino romantic magic that brings his books alive, I loved it.
5 big fat cozy stars from me.
****I would like to thank the author for the opportunity and privilege of reviewing this ARC. My opinions of this book, were entirely my own.****
Amazon Bestselling author Joe Cosentino wrote Drama Queen and Drama Muscle Nicky and Noah mysteries (Lethe Press), An Infatuation, A Shooting Star, A Home for the Holidays, The Naked Prince and Other Tales from Fairyland (Dreamspinner Press), Cozzi Cove: Bouncing Back (Nine Star Press), Paper Doll (Whiskey Creek Press) and Porcelain Doll (Wild Rose Press) Jana Lane mysteries, and The Nutcracker and the Mouse King (Eldridge Plays and Musicals). He has appeared in principal acting roles in film, television, and theatre, opposite stars such as Bruce Willis, Rosie O’Donnell, Nathan Lane, Holland Taylor, and Jason Robards.
His one-act plays, Infatuation and Neighbor, were performed in New York City. He wrote The Perils of Pauline educational film (Prentice Hall Publishers).
Joe is currently Head of the Department/Professor at a college in upstate New York, and is happily married. His upcoming novels are Drama Cruise Nicky and Noah mystery (Lethe Press), Satin Doll and China Doll Jana Lane mysteries (Wild Rose Press), and Cozzi Cove: Moving Forward (Nine Star Press).
Here you can find Joe Cosentino:
Web site: http://www.JoeCosentino.weebly.com