Of Love and Corn Dogs by Parker Williams is a sweet and tender romance about getting a second chance at true love. I received one copy of this book at no charge in exchange for my honest reviews but all opinions expressed here are my own. This post contains affiliate links.
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Of Love and Corn Dogs by Parker Williams
Purchase Links: Amazon
Series: (Of Love And… Book 1)
Author: Parker Williams
Publisher: Amazon Digital Services LLC
Genre: M/M, Contemporary
Length/Format: 2492 KB/168 pages
Heat Rating: 2
Star Rating: 3 1/2
Of Love and Corn Dogs Book Blurb:
With more money than he could spend in ten lifetimes, Darwin Kincade still couldn’t keep death from stealing his lover. A little older and a whole lot wiser, flirting with his twice-a-week waiter is the perfect no-risk substitute for a real relationship. Until the night his routine is upended by the restaurant’s newest employee.
Ricky Donnelly loves people. While being a server isn’t his dream, he’s good at it. When a grumpy man is seated in his station, Ricky sees there’s more to him than he lets on, and when the man relaxes, he’s actually sweet.
As the two men bond over a discussion about corn dogs— something Darwin’s never heard of—he realizes how much he’s missed out on in his life. He vows to open himself to new experiences—including, perhaps, a chance at finding love again.
Not wanting anything to muddy their blooming relationship, Darwin hides part of himself from Ricky. He likes the look in Ricky’s eyes, unclouded by Darwin’s notoriety. Unfortunately, the truth can never stay hidden, and when it comes out, Darwin may lose any hope of holding onto the future they’ve begun to build.
Of Love and Corn Dogs Review:
Of Love and Corn Dogs by Parker Williams is all about getting a second chance at true love. Darwin is rich and incredibly lonely. He lost the love of his life 6 years ago and has become a workaholic with little interest in outside relationships. He seems to have this balance of rich and snobby but also slightly down to earth and human at the same time. He falls for the new waiter at his favorite restaurant who shows him what he is really missing out on in life.
Ricky is a hard working family type of guy with a bit of a playful streak. He is honest and caring and starts falling for Darwin right away. He and Darwin seem to be total opposites but each of them offer something to the relationship that the other needs. It is a nice balance of maturity with fun loving playfulness. But, Darwin is a bit too scared to let Ricky in on a few key facts about his life. He worries that Ricky won’t look at him quite the same way if he realizes exactly how rich he really is.
I enjoyed the balance these two characters offered in the relationship, although I think there were certain areas of the story that were a bit more dramatic than they really needed to be. Of Love and Corn Dogs moves slower than a lot of the books I have read in this genre but it was a more realistic pace for a relationship. There was more learning about each other and falling in love than chemistry and sex but they do get there in the end of the book.
I enjoyed the supporting characters that Parker Williams created for this story. They all seemed down to earth and I really loved Darwin’s best friend/driver. There was a full cast of characters in the book you got to know several of them fairly well.
Overall, I enjoyed Of Love and Corn Dogs by Parker Williams. I thought a few areas were a bit too dramatic and I think there was a bit of instalove going on here but it was an enjoyable story and a nice book to relax with.