Twenty-five-year-old Tommy Costello has been going out on the road with his best friend Jim Reilly since they were kids. They’ve pulled cons together, picked up dates together, and have always had each other’s backs. They’re as close as brothers, and Tommy’s sure their bond will never be broken.
That is, until Maggie Downey shows up. She’s an enigma: smart, bold, and charming. From the moment they meet, sparks fly. But there’s a huge problem. She’s arranged to be married to Jim.
Tommy tries to keep his feelings for Maggie in check, but it’s not easy, especially when he’s also hiding a dark secret for Jim—both from Maggie and the rest of their Irish-American Gypsy clan. A secret that not only affects his friend, but that could mean a life of misery for Maggie as well. Tommy does his best to protect both his friendship and his own heart, but it’s soon clear that falling in love with his best friend’s girl is the least dangerous thing happening in the Village that year.
The Waiting Game is a prequel to The Long Game, and the second book in J.L. Fynn’s American Gypsy series.
Reviewed by Jenn:
4 stars. I received an ARC in return for an honest review.
This was a very interesting book. It is about gypsies or travelers I guess is the more modern term.
Jim is gay and his best friend is straight. He falls for Maggie,Jim's wife. They have a baby and when Jim's lover leaves him he decides he's going to be the husband again. Tommy leaves. And then Jim calls him telling him to come back home.
I will stop there because if I go any further it WILL spoil it :(.
I really could not put this book down as I was so curious what would happen next.
I would recommend this as it was a good read . I will be looking into the other books in this series.
J.L. Fynn is the public face of the writing collaboration between Katherine Ernst and Chelle Bruhn. Katherine and Chelle disagree on most everything (music, food, need for punctuality), except for what's really important, which is why they've been best friends for seventeen years and writing together for three.
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