Behr Facts, A Foothills Pride Story
Big, burly CEO Abe Behr is dismayed to discover someone—possibly a family member—is stealing from Behr Construction, which primarily employs Behr relatives. Abe takes the unprecedented step of hiring an outsider, likeable CPA Jeff Mason, to go over the books and help find the culprit. They are drawn to each other as they talk to workers, including Abe’s two younger brothers and their shifty cousin.
Since he has sacrificed romance all his life to build the business, Abe’s surprised by his feelings for the handsome Jeff. He’s even more shocked when they are confronted by bigotry in the Sierra Nevada foothills community, which is being inundated by gays moving from the San Francisco area. As he and Jeff get closer, Abe must come to grips with coming out to a family and community that aren’t very tolerant. Fortunately, being the head Behr helps him find his footing and grab onto love when it bites him.
This story, while very enjoyable, was not as good as the first two in the series – you can see my reviews of them here.
Abe is a likeable character, he is a strong and sweet, a little shy and you just want him to be happy. In steps Jeff, who is also likeable, though we don’t get as much of his history as I would like.
The sex is off-page like the other two stories, so that is a bit of a bummer, but the story is sweet.
While Abe doesn’t initially identify as gay, this is not a gay-for-you story. Which I think the author did a nice job of explaining.
Bottom Line: On a day where I need a quick read to pick up my spirits, I may find myself re-reading this series. If there is another book will I automatically buy it? Jury is still out….