Albuquerque, Colorado by Dean Cornwall – Review

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Albuquerque, Colorado by Dean Cornwall – Review

Albuquerque, Colorado

By Dean Cornwall

Release Date: September 21st, 2020

I want to know what your lips feel like on mine. I want to know what they taste like. I want you to smile at me.

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The Storyline: Albuquerque, Colorado

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For the two years since he left high-school, Eric Gray has been working in the Scrubton Diner, casting aside any chance of something better so that he can support himself and his sick mom. Between mopping down tables, serving customers, and keeping a watchful eye on the school kids who come in to play the arcade machine, he makes just enough to keep them both comfortably housed and fed.

But there’s a side perk to working in the only food joint in a town on the edge of literally nowhere: Albuquerque Robbins. Each day, for an hour at lunchtime, the gorgeous mine worker sits at the counter with his crossword, nursing a mug of black coffee and looking like a literal dream come true. Albuquerque Robbins, who once saved a kid from drowning, who all the guys wanted to be and all the girls wanted to be with, who used to play quarterback on the football team.

And who Eric has been in love with since he first knew what love was.

Book Specifics

This 80s set, sweet M/M romance brings together two of the cutest characters you can imagine. Sprinkle on a little self-doubt, a little angst, and a lot of love, and you have a quick, delicious short story that will leave you feeling full of the joys of life. –Dean Cornwell

  • Book Title: Albuquerque, Colorado
  • Author:  Dean Cornwell
  • Release Date: September 21, 2020
  • Genre/s: MM contemporary romance
  • Heat Rating:  2 flames
  • Length: 13 pages
  • This is a Short Story, but gosh, I hope to meet these main characters again!!
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What I Liked

The story portrays the angst of Eric combating the stereotypes of a bigoted small city.  Catching small glimpses of his crush sitting at the counter on his lunch break.  What if others notice…what if he notices?  The entire story takes place in a diner in a tiny city in Colorado.    It is a short story….so do not want to give ANY spoilers away.  I am amazed that the author could pack such a powerfully emotional story in so few pages and in one location. 

What I Didn’t Liked

My only complaint…. NOTHING.  Unless you count wanting a sequel!

My Recommendation

Albuquerque, Colorado is that feel-good, warm-n-fuzzy short story that everyone needs in their life now.   Lets face it, given the year we have had…we all can use a short break.  Use this short story to fill the void!  It is worth it. Good read! No doubt about it.

Buy Links

This Book is available on Kindle Unlimited

About the Author: Dean Cornwall

Dean Cornwall is a pen name. Dean has written in a number of genres in the past and hopes to bring all of that experience to create stories and characters.

If you’re asking about the person behind the name, Dean is quiet, shy and slightly nerdy with a love for books and films and cats. Well, all animals, but cats are the favourites. with four of them. Vegan. Born in, grew up in, and live in England – so you might find some Englishness dotted throughout Dean’s works.

“I don’t like confrontation, but I despise injustice more.” -Dean Cornwall.

Dean’s Social Media Links


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Tea Time Talk with Dean Cornwall

As many of you know, I have a bit of a coffee addiction.   This has developed into a little bit of a sub-theme to my site (BookGemz).  I say it is being a father of three wonderful kiddos, BUT, it is more likely because I can never seem to set my book down to go to sleep once I am engrossed into it. 

However, I have a small tradition of reaching out to the authors to connect on their favorite caffeinated beverages and other little tidbits.  Dean was awesome to respond!  

BOOK GEMZ: Are you coffee, tea or energy drink persons? 

Dean: I’m a tea drinker on the whole. I mostly go for the cheap, supermarket own-brand teabags. Mostly that’s because they were all I could afford for so long I’ve got used to them, but also I do actually prefer them these days.

I’m vegan, so I take it with soya milk (I actually shake it up so much it gives a frothy top) and I don’t add sugar.

I have been known to go for coffee very occasionally, but then I do like to have something special: there’s a garden centre with a little cafe near to where I live, and I do have coffee when I go there, with hot soya milk.

I never drink energy drinks, except once when a friend and I got lost driving across the moors all night and when we finally found civilization again I needed something to perk me up.

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  • I DID receive a copy of this book from the author or publisher in exchange for an HONEST review.
  • All these opinions are mine and I received NO compensation for this review.
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