REVIEW : Last of the Moussakas – Fearne Hill

Last of the Moussakas Book Cover Last of the Moussakas
Fearne Hill
MM Gay Romance
Nine Star Press
AMAZONLast of the Mousakkas

Max Bergmann is Europe’s hottest drum and bass DJ. From the outside, his life is a whirl of glamorous vodka-fueled parties and casual hook-ups, whilst inside he craves the one thing he can’t have – his Greek childhood friend, Georgios Manolas.

Following a disastrous PR stunt and one drunken hook-up too many, Max realises the time has come to reassess his life choices. Returning to his childhood home on the Greek island of Aegina, if he wants any chance of having Georgios permanently in his life, he has to delve into the mystery of the longstanding hatred of the Bergmann’s by Georgios’s family.

Georgios is a chef and has spent his whole life on the tiny Greek island of Aegina. He has held the family restaurant together since he left school, with very little reward, and dreams of one day running a restaurant of his own on the island. Yet if he acknowledges his feelings for Max, he runs the risk of losing not just his traditional Greek family but also his livelihood.

As Max slowly uncovers the secrets of the past, he is left wondering whether a little Greek girl’s heart-breaking wartime diary could not only hold the key to his family’s history, but could it also unlock his and Georgios’s future together?

The Last of the Moussakas is a light-hearted, warm romance about two men’s quest for the truth about the past and unlocking a path to a future together.



Max Bergmann Europe’s hottest drum and bass D.J. has returned to his home on the Island of Aegina in Greece. This island is where he grew up and found the love of his life, his childhood best friend Georgias Manolas. One drunken PR disaster and one drunken sexual encounter with a man he did not even recognize has finally opened his eyes to the fact that his life is totally out of control. He has waited for years for Georgias to finally admit that he is gay and that he loves Max but Georgias continues to date girls and insists he is not gay. Living on a small island and living in a home filled with relatives he knows that coming out would not be met with favor so he hides his true feelings until Max has had enough and forces the issue.

This visit by Max will change everything in Georgias’ life in ways he could never have imagined. Georgias works in his uncle’s restaurant where he is the chef and where he hopes to one day be the owner if his uncle is a man of his word. Admitting that he loves Max is not the biggest problem, the biggest problem is that Georgias entire family hates him and every Bergmann and the story of why they are hated is the part of the book that kept me glued to every page. The story goes back in time to World War II, 1942 and of course it is not a pleasant part of the love story between two men.

It will take a book to reveal to Max what happened in 1942 and how it has affected his life now in the present. It wasn’t until Max read the book that included the pages of a diary of a ten-year-old girl living in Aegina when the German’s took over the island that Max learned why he and his family are hated. The words written in this diary are heartbreaking and in the words of this little girl we learn what life was like for her and her family and it all involved a German who made Max question who he is and what his family did in the past. All those she mentioned in her diary are long gone but yet their actions affected people in the present who are now trying to make up for horrors they were innocent of.

I highly recommend this book it is so much more than just a romance between two men trying to overcome prejudice because of who they love but overcoming the sins of the past.

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