Thursday, February 18, 2016

Book Review: The Way You Look Tonight by Jo Tannah

Jamie Abello's dreams of becoming a doctor are nearly ruined when he is abruptly sent away from his home country of the Philippines by his father to start a new life in the United States. His step-mother and half brothers are involved in insurance fraud that could potentially send his father to prison. In an effort to protect his son, Jamie's father urges him to start a new life in Los Angeles where he can begin his residency in pediatrics and stay away from the drama at home. Even though his family life is in turmoil, Jamie somehow manages move forward while in L.A., but things are about to become much more complicated when he is introduced to his hot new boss, Dr. Miles Kwon.

I really enjoyed this short story! It had a great mix of mystery, tension, friendship and romance. The characters are very likable and seem true to life. The only thing that made me uncomfortable was the way that the assistant of Jamie's father, Letty, was described. It bothered me a little that she was essentially characterized as ugly, but was good to keep around because she was intelligent and had a good head on her shoulders. I also found it odd that all of the women who were considered beautiful in this book were blonde and blue-eyed. Then there is Letty, whom Jamie makes sure to tell us is dark-skinned (morena in the Philippines) and large, who is considered unattractive. In the end, after being Jamie's father's right-hand person and confidant, Letty was reduced to being a maid/house mother for Jamie and his housemates.

It took a while to warm up to Dr. Kwon, but I completely understand why. Readers were learning about and getting to know Dr. Kwon right along with Jamie, so finally seeing the real Miles was a treat.

3.5 stars
I received an ARC of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

~ M

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The Way You Look Tonight
Author: Jo Tannah
Genre:  Gay Romance, Contemporary, May-December Romance
Series: Standards Series, Book Two
Length: Novella
Publisher: Wayward Ink Publishing


As a member of a wealthy and influential family, Jaime “Jamie” Abello had his life mapped out. Being shipped off to LA with an insurance scam linked to his name was not part of his plan.

It had seemed so simple: pass the Philippines Medical Board Exam;practice in the family-owned and controlled hospital; join the Board by age forty; and find a partner with whom he could settle down and be himself.

Instead, his father supplies him with a surfeit of money and dangerous secrets and sends him to a strange country.

The Pediatric Residency Program Jamie applies for brings him face to face with untouchable Program Director, Miles Kwon, whom Jamie soon finds to be a man of integrity and vision.

When tragedy strikes, Jamie finds himself falling deeper into depression. Unexpectedly, it’s Miles who helps him work through his pain.

Will Jamie ever experience a life with a loving partner, or will his father’s secrets cause him to lose everything he’s gained?

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About the author

JO TANNAH is a wife, mother, and blogger by day, writer by night. It can be difficult to say the least but it is a challenge that keeps her on her toes.

She grew up listening to folktales her father and nannies spun to either entertain the children or send home a message. These narratives stayed with Jo until she finally decided to write them down in a journal way back when she kept one. Years later, going through junk led to finding a long forgotten box and nestled within it was the journal. Reading over the stories of romance, science fiction, and horror that she had taken time to put to paper all those years before brought to light the realization that they were tales she’d never come across in her readings.

The tales Jo write are fictional but all of them are based on what she grew up with and still dreams about. That they have an M/M twist is simply for her pleasure. And she hopes, yours as well.

Jo Tannah can be found at:


  1. Thank you, M for having me and taking part of my first ever blog tour! What a lovely review. I love the way you dissected Jamie's thoughts :D and Miles, he does take some getting used to doesn't he? **muah**

    1. You're very welcome! Miles does take a while to get used to, but once he opened up, I really liked him! :)

      Take care!

  2. Congratulations on your new release Jo I wish you many sales.