Leif’s Serenity; Brigs Ferry Bay #4
(An interconnected standalone)
Publication Date: May 26, 2021
Genre/Tropes: MM Romance/Small Town Romance
Author: Misty Walker
Has a book ever connected with your soul and steamed up your ereader all at the same time? Leif’s Serenity reached inside me and touched so many personal buttons, it’s almost hard to describe, but it was also personal and heartfelt all at the same time.
Let’s start with the obvious, hard to describe (but always super hot) reasons to my beginning statement; I am not a gay man. However, that never stops me from loving this genre nor loving the experience that any author brings to the table when walking in the character’s shoes. Any experience outside of my daily life is why I love to read and Fernando and Leif are stupid hot, period end sentence. They are matched perfectly when it comes to the bedroom and from moment they meet one another their chemistry is through the roof. Where they both suffer, and what I connected with personally, is when it comes to matters of the heart. This is the part of the story I felt down to my bones. Misty’s writing is soul shifting and why I also love returning to Brigs Ferry Bay over and over again.
When you strip away the gender factor and place anyone in the center of this story, it is relevant. Fernando’s father is sick with early onset Alzheimer’s, it’s a disease that is more prevalent and hitting more and more people every year. While Fernando is helping his family he’s also running the family business and trying to keep his younger brothers in check. It’s a lot of pressure for a young man, but family is important and while he may never really have time for himself it’s just what you do, it’s obviously what Fernando does and he’s running on empty when Leif comes to town. When they meet Fernando lights up, something he hasn’t felt for a long time, or possibly ever. Even though Fernando has a strict policy to never date or hook up with anyone local, he gets attached. Leif is sweet and kind and just really darn likeable.
Leif is single, has no family since his parents abandoned him when he came out at the age of eighteen and with his job of traveling he also has no attachments except his one friend from high school, Ava. Leif is the complete opposite of Fernando when it comes to drowning in family commitments, but what I love about this story is that when Leif meets the Lopezes they welcome him in with open arms and no judgements. Leif sits patiently with Fernando’s father when even people in town grew distant once his symptoms really set in. Leif is kind and warm even when his own family never showed him what a loving environment is. He’s drawn to Fernando who’s entire life screams commitment, but never once asks Leif to change his life. I think it’s the magic of Brigs Ferry Bay along with the draw of Fernando’s co…oking that Leif ultimately finds attractive.
This story cracked open my chest and really drove home the point that family is what you create and not what you are necessarily born into. It also shows how powerful kindness and love really can be. I know we don’t get enough of that in the world, but certainly if we spread a little more around the world would be a much better place.
The world knows me as Leif in Wanderlust, travel blogger.
Through the lens of my camera, I take my followers along as I vacation in some of the most beautiful places all over the world.
Sure, it can get lonely, but I’m literally living everyone’s best life and loving every second of it.
Until I’m hired for a job in Brigs Ferry Bay, Maine, where I meet a local diner owner, Fernando.
One steamy night together turns into two, and two… turns into a week of bliss.
Our instant connection leaves me questioning my motives for why I do what I do.
Am I replacing meaningful relationships with the approval of strangers?
And why can’t I get Fernando out of my head?
Tourist season in Brigs Ferry Bay is the best season when your number one rule is to not sleep with the locals.
Small towns get six degrees of incestuous if you’re not careful.
So when a sexy travel blogger with a nerdy vibe struts into my diner, I call dibs.
He’s the perfect distraction from the dumpster fire that is my life right now, since Pops was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s.
I didn’t expect to actually like the guy or miss him after he went on his way.
But I do, and I can’t stop the intrusive thoughts telling me what we have is more than lust.
Now my biggest problem is convincing a wanderer to stay in one place with me.
I’m the cat, he’s the mouse.
Part of the Brigs Ferry Bay Series. While each book can be read as a standalone, they’re best enjoyed when read in order:
*Brigs Ferry Bay is a steamy MM romance series. While each book can be read as a standalone, to get the full experience, they’re best read in order.
Enemies to lovers, hurt comfort, age-gap romance, and so much more.
Fall in love with the charming small-town gay romances of Brigs Ferry Bay.