Foundation of Trust (Cost of Repairs)
By Gayle
Aug 19, 2014 - 5:54:45 PM

David Weller was shocked when his partner, Owen, disappeared without warning. Then a week later he received a devastating medical diagnosis—Huntington’s, the same genetic disease that killed his grandmother and caused his mother to commit suicide. His life became a mess, and it took four years to get it back into order. David’s now a partner in a growing catering business but he’s still angry, and living alone with his illness is scary.

Owen Hart never intended to leave David. It’s his biggest regret—but he didn’t have a choice. Now that the problems that forced him away have been resolved, Owen has returned to make amends, and reclaim the man he loves…if David will let him. If he won’t, their second chance at happiness doesn’t stand a chance.

FOUNDATION OF TRUST is the newest release in A.M. Arthur’s COST OF REPAIRS series. Be aware that David was first introduced when he became business partners with Rey in book 4, ACTS OF FAITH, so reading it first might be beneficial.

I appreciate that I don’t need to worry about the books in this series sounding alike. Despite living in the same town, the characters have totally different personalities, problems and histories. Yes, David is a caterer but that’s his only similarity with Rey. The author has really outdone himself in creating a unique history and medical issues for David to deal with. The details of what happened to his family, and the pain and fear he still feels following his diagnosis is handled nicely. Then there’s David’s past with Owen. What a mess. When Owen came back I didn’t expect the twists the author used to explain away his sudden disappearance. Wow. The details are vivid, well placed within the plot and give a good look into Owen’s past…and no, I’m not giving away any spoilers. But hint—there are some interesting revelations as the plot progresses.

Having Rey, one of my series favorites, reappear as a secondary character was a nice bonus for me. He helps to ground the catering/business aspect of David’s life. Overall, the book has a smooth pace with an interesting plot, well developed character personalities, and there aren’t any dangling threads I remember. Oh, and I can’t forget to mention Owen’s son. I really enjoyed this young man. He and his attitude definitely added a little angst-filled spice to Owen’s life. 

I don’t have a clue as to who will be the featured leads in the next release, but I’ll be watching for its release. I hope you will be too.

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