A Lancaster Story
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September 14, 2020
Cover art: Reese Dante
Genre: Contemporary romance
Down on his luck is Gideon Joy’s default state. He doesn’t know why he expected a different outcome on his cross-country trip, but unsurprisingly, the hits keep coming—literally this time. Gideon strikes a moose with his car in New Hampshire, not only totaling his own vehicle, but damaging one belonging to local construction worker, Silas Bright. He has no choice but to stay in Lancaster and take on a job that’ll pay for the repairs. And in a town so small, Gideon’s constantly running into Silas. What starts as annoyance between them soon blooms into something much more intimate. But when Gideon’s notorious bad luck rears its head yet again, how many disastrous dates will Silas be willing to weather before realizing Gideon’s not worth the effort?
The quaint community has accepted Gideon as one of their own, but past fears of inadequacy threaten the very joy he left Los Angeles to discover. If he’s to find a happily ever after with Silas, Gideon must learn to accept that sometimes it’s okay to not be the best. And true happiness might be an everyday life in a small town.
Praise for Joy!
"This was so sweet I freaking CRIED at the end! I really applaud Ms. Poe for being able to elicit so many emotions in such a short span of pages." - Gay Book Reviews
"Poe had done way too good a job with the characterizations and the location. I felt as though I knew these people and that town." - Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words
"Ever have that moment when you read a part in a book, stop, go back and reread it just to experience the emotion it gave you all over again? That was this book for me." - Diverse Reader
"Poe manages to pack a lot into Joy and I enjoyed it so much that I would love for the author to revisit the couple and the good people of Lancaster, New Hampshire." - Wicked Reads