Blue Days by Mary Calmes

This was the ultimate East versus West book as only one employee, Dwyer, at Sakura Limited underestimated Takeo when he arrived with the new Japanese staff to overhaul the company. Takeo’s natural reserve and attention to detail made him appear that he was very condescending, but in reality, he was anything but that. Only Dwyer looked beyond the surface to understand his motivations and his unique sense of humor. The growing friendship between Takeo and Dwyer was made more difficult when Takeo became the sector boss over everyone including Dwyer. This situation should have ended any kind of relationship between them, but Dwyer couldn’t give up his feelings even if he thought they were hopeless until one fateful day when everything changed. Once again, Ms. Calmes has created an incredible and riveting story that I couldn’t put down until the very end!
Genre: M/M
Tags: Contemporary, Erotic Romance, M/M
Published by Dreamspinner Press
Total Score: 50/50

Intro: 5Characters: 5
Plot: 5Setting: 5
Relationship: 5Dialogue: 5
Synopsis: 5Pacing: 5
Conflict: 5Mechanics: 5


Falling for a coworker is rarely a good idea, especially for a man getting a last chance at salvaging his career. But from the moment Dwyer Knolls sees the beautiful but socially awkward Takeo Hiroyuki, he seems destined to make bad decisions.

Takeo’s life is a string of failed attempts to please his traditional Japanese father. Unfortunately, succeeding in business turns out to be just as difficult for Takeo as changing from gay to straight. In fact, the only thing Takeo seems to truly excel at is taking notice of Dwyer Knolls.

When Dwyer and Takeo head to Mangrove, Florida on a real estate buying trip, their tentative friendship combusts and becomes much more. Is their sudden connection real enough to bank their futures on, or should they chalk the whole thing up to the daze inspired by the blue ocean breeze?

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