Title: On the Green (Southern Charm #3)
Author Name: Nicole Dennis
Publication Date & Length: September 9, 2014 – 193 pgs
Can a flashy sous chef and hardworking landscaper go beyond their past and find one another?
Homeless as a teen, Malcolm Bissette has found a new life at the Southern Charm. Flamboyant, he often changes his hair colour on a whim. At sixteen, he crushed hard on the landscaper, Reece Simpson.
Now all grown up, the crush for Reece remains but there appears to be no reciprocation from him. Malcolm watches him at work every day from the kitchen, but lets the crush disappear. He vows to forget the man—that is until Reece changes the entire game.
Waiting for years to get his hands on the vast overgrowth around the Charm, Reece Simpson dives into the project with enthusiasm. Preferring plants to people, he sticks to just brief moments with men. There is one man he would consider staying beyond a moment with, though—the flashy, colourful sous chef at the Southern Delights. Realising his feelings, a wave of emotions knocks Reece off his feet. Is he in time to catch this flirty chef?
What would it be like to have Mal in bed? Would it make the summer afternoons even steamier? Is there a chance for love for both of them? Could they entertain the idea of a life together like their friends?
Mal is a wonderful character. I have seen him throughout the stories and absolutely love his personality and spirit. I also really love how he views his job – his place within the family. While I don’t know a ton about his story, what little snippet we do see is tragic and heartbreaking. Despite those facts, Mal’s never ending hair color, bubbly personality and sass leave me wanting to know more about him. What makes him tick?
Reese is a character I wanted to bop over the head! Such a clueless man… Despite his cluelessness, I did come to like him too. However, I was mad at him for most of the book.
My heart broke for both of these characters in their struggles. I wanted to hug them, tell them it was going to be OK.
Dorian is another loveable character in this story. We see a lot more of him and I really, really hope he gets his own book.
There are still unanswered questions in this story too. I hope the author starts to plug the holes they’ve written.