Book Reviews

Unfinished Business at Crofton Hall: Robin & Simon (Modern Crofton) by Rebecca Cohen

Genre Gay / Contemporary / Royalty/Nobility / Law Enforcement / Millionaires/Billionaires / Romance
Reviewed by Lena Grey on 15-March-2024

Book Blurb

Money cannot buy happiness, something Robin Flint may have to learn the hard way.

Long distance relationships are hard, even more so when one of the couple is a future viscount, billionaire, and potential prize for every gold digger on the East Coast. When Robin takes a temporary assignment in New York, leaving Simon, his boyfriend of nearly a year, back in the UK, they have to work to keep their relationship on track. Life gets even more complicated when Robin's ex, movie star Dorian Marsten, comes out as gay and Simon is targeted by one of Dorian's fans thinking Dorian and Robin were meant to be together.


Book Review

“The mark we've left on each other is the color and shape of love. That's the unfinished business between us. Because love, love is never finished.” ~ Sara Zarr


Robin, of 'Unfinished Business' by Rebecca Cohen, needs to repair his relationship with his partner, Simon. A series of unfortunate circumstances have challenged Simon's trust. Robin didn't go as far as it seemed, but he still needs to go to great lengths to correct Simon's perception of impropriety. Simon has always struggled with low self-esteem, wondering whether he is enough to be with Robin or if he can hold on to his interest. With them oceans apart, he is torn between needing Robin to be faithful and wondering if it is fair to expect it. It's tearing him apart. When pictures on social media show Robin in a seemingly compromising situation, Simon is devastated and furious at the same time. 


Besides the compromising pictures of Robin and another man, his ex, Dorian, has finally come out as gay. A firestorm ensues when his fans realize that instead of him and Dorian working on reuniting, Robin is seeing another man. The vitriol projected at Simon is toxic and leaves everyone nervous. Dorian comes up with a plan he thinks will cool down the mob. Unfortunately, he underestimates the situation, and it ends in tragedy. 


At first, I wondered why 'Unfinished Business' was necessary until I saw how the story bookended 'Coming Out,' which gave Robin and Simon's part of the story much more depth. Thanks, Rebecca. I can hardly wait to see what the boys from Crofton Hall get up to next.




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Additional Information

Format ebook and print
Length Novella, 186 pages
Heat Level
Publication Date 18-January-2024
Price $3.99 ebook, $13.99 paperback
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