Author: Ruth Clampett
Publisher: Clampett Studio
Release Date: 3/9/2017
Genre(s): M/M Contemporary Romance, M/M Gay-For-You, M/M Coming Out
Page Count: 310
Heat Level: 4.5 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5
Would you live a lie to hold onto the one you love?
Dean and Jason are best friends, like brothers since boyhood, now architecture students and college roommates. They’ve always had each other’s back, but when one walks in on the other with another man, everything changes. How do you explain to your best friend that he’s the one you’ve always wanted, that until now your life has been a lie?
Desperation and shame are two dirty words that run through Jason’s veins. He carries the scars from a wayward priest who stole his innocence and left him shattered. Meanwhile for years he’s watched Dean pursuing woman after woman, as his own heart slowly breaks.
When their world blows apart, they learn the powerful bond between them has more fire than either understood. Can two broken souls find the light in their darkness and come together to make a whole, or will sins of the past be forever unforgiven?
This standalone is a M/M love story with graphic sex. Trigger warning.
I have never read this author before. I feel that this is a gross error on my part. I will be reading more from this author from now on. There is a trigger warning for this book. So be warned but it is so worth the read.
This book is everything rolled into a nice package. It’s hard to read at times, and my heart broke wide open as well for what was endured. I also loved every moment of this book. The good times, the bad times and even the unknown. The friendships, the betrayal, and love. This book was raw and real and it will steal your breath at moments.
Jason and Dean have been best friends since they were younger. Now they are in college and not everything is out in the open. One of them has hidden their past and his sexuality. They learn more about each other in a short time than growing up together. Through it all, they are each other’s confidant and their support system. Anything they need. I loved seeing their friendship grow and mature.
I can say the beginning the pace is a bit slow going but the slow burn is worth it. The writing is good and there are some flashbacks that tell the history of their youth.