Title: Covet Thy Neighbor (Tucker Springs #4)
Author: LA Witt
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Publication Status: Available 25 Mar (Pre-Order at Riptide)
Genre: Contemporary, M/M Romance, LGBT
Themes: Religion, Homophobia
My Rating: 4 of 5 stars
From the Publisher:
Opposites attract, but heaven help these two.
Tattoo artist Seth Wheeler thinks he’s struck gold when Darren Romero rents the apartment across the hall. The new guy is gorgeous, witty, and single, plus he’s just the right blend of bold and flirtatious. Perfect.
Except then Darren reveals that he moved to Tucker Springs to take a job as the youth pastor at the New Light Church. Seth is not only an atheist, but was thrown out by his ultra-religious family when he came out. He tends to avoid believers, not out of judgment but out of self-preservation.
But Darren doesn’t give up easily, and he steadily chips away at Seth’s defenses. Darren is everything Seth wants in a man . . . except for that one massive detail he just can’t overlook. Is Darren’s religion the real problem, or is it just a convenient smoke screen to keep him from facing deeper fears? It’s either see the light, or risk pushing Darren away forever.
Yep here I go again, reading out of order. Seriously folks, you can do that with the Tucker Springs series.. though I still SWEAR I will go back and read the first tow books… someday… soon… really… I mean it. No really they are on my Paperwhite waiting to be read, and I only keep books that should be read in the next month (or so) on my kindle…
So Covet Thy Neighbor… We should talk about that… I was excited for this one, and skeptical at the same time. I don’t generally like religious themes in my books, but (as any of my readers know) I am a fan of LA Witt and I am a fan of this series in general, so I wanted to give it a try. As you could probably guess, this book deals a lot with how many religious individuals (and groups) view homosexuality, but does so in a interesting way. I loved Darren because he is everything that a cliched minister is NOT. He is gay (of course), but he is also very open minded. I loved how Witt turned the argument around to show that there can be discrimination of both sides of the issue. I couldn’t quite give Covet Thy Neighbor 5 stars because that last emotional push I need to push a novel from great to exceptional wasn’t there, but don’t be fooled, I loved this book.
I would like to thank Riptide and NetGalley for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
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