I wish I had an uncle like this--considerate, hard-working, loyal to his family, and lucky in love, life, and business.
The novel traces the relationship between Uncle Jed and his nephew from when he tells his nephew, aged 12, that he is gay, through the nephew's subsequent discovery that he has the same sexual preference. Although there is no incest here, Uncle Jed opens many doors for this nephew from paying his USC tuition and a Grand Tour of Europe as a graduation present to a job in his firm.
When told to find a hotel the uncle could turn into a financial boon, the nephew finds one but insists it would be most successful if transformed into a gay getaway resort. Trusting his instincts, Uncle Jed gives the go-ahead. The rest of the novel focuses on the nephew's efforts to create Nevada Pines.
All of the character are well-rounded and quite believable, and the many sexual encounters are more love-oriented than quick sexual pairings. With a chance to work at or visit Nevada Pines, many lives are changed.
I enjoyed this very much and hope that Duncan More will be writing a sequel. I'd love to learn more about Uncle Jed and his nephew. Think you would too.