Author Name: Teodora Kostova
Book Name: Cookies
Page Count: 242 Pages
Categories: MM Romance
I went to war, running away from myself. I came back in pieces to find out who I really was…
It took me nearly ten years, two tours in Afghanistan and losing a leg to come to terms with who I really am.
Two years after coming back from war, I can say that I’m finally content. I’m as fit as ever, my prosthetic leg allowing me the freedom to move and exercise as if nothing has changed. I own a small bakery in the centre of Cambridge, and I have a loyal circle of friends that I can always count on.
Yet, there’s something missing. A part of me craves the intimacy, the deep connection to another human being. But another – bigger – part of me is terrified of letting anyone in.
My internal conflict didn’t stand a chance when I met Jay. He stormed through my defence walls like a hurricane, wrapping around me with gentle force until I had no choice but to surrender.
Surrendering has never felt so good.
Will Jay want to stay when he sees the real me? When he sees the nightmares and insecurities clawing at my soul? When he realises the burden I come with may be heavier than we both can carry?
My name is Amir Gopal and this is my story.
I loved this book. This is the sweet story of Amir and Jay and how they fall in love. They do it slowly, sweetly, and without turmoil.
Amir is a vet who lost a leg in Afghanistan. He lives a very content life owning and running a bakery called Cookie’s. When Jay walks in, there is such an instant attraction that you could almost feel the sparks fly.
Jay is a college student studying to take his place in his father’s business. What he really wants to study is art. When he meets Amir, he doesn’t see the scars, he doesn’t care that Amir lost a leg, he sees the wonderful man standing in front of him.
When they both work together to save the John Sherwood Centre, they become an unstoppable force. Shane, the doctor who founded and runs the Centre, is a wonderful character in the book and I hope he gets his own book.
I would have given this book 5 stars, but frankly the book could have used a few more proofreads before being published.
Hi, my name is Teodora and I live in London with my husband and my son. I’ve been writing ever since I can remember, but it became my full time job a few years ago when I decided that everything else I’ve tried bores me to death and I have to do what I’ve always wanted to do, but never had the guts to fully embrace. I’ve been a journalist, an editor, a personal assistant and an interior designer among other things, but as soon as the novelty of the new, exciting job wears off, I always go back to writing. Being twitchy, impatient, loud and hasty are not qualities that help a writer, because I have to sit alone, preferably still, and write for most of the day, but I absolutely love it. It’s the only time that I’m truly at peace and the only thing I can do for more than ten minutes at a time – my son has a bigger attention span than me.
When I’m procrastinating, I like to go to the gym, cook Italian meals (and eat them), read, listen to rock music, watch indie movies and True Blood re-runs. Or, in the worst case scenario, get beaten at every Nintendo Wii game by a very inventive kid.
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