Author: Alexa Land
My Rating: 5 of 5 stars
From the Publisher:
Can two men from wildly different worlds prove to be each other’s salvation?
Trevor isn’t surprised that he’s a twenty-year-old virgin. He sees himself as skinny, clumsy, and shy, and is sure no one could possibly want him. Vincent Dombruso is about to prove him wrong.
Mysterious and troubled, Vincent masks a lot of secrets behind his handsome exterior. As the spark between them ignites, both men are surprised to find a kindred spirit in such an unexpected place. But Vincent’s Mafia ties and whatever he’s not telling Trevor could destroy their chances of a happily ever after.
Salvation is the fifth book in Alexa Land’s best-selling Firsts and Forever series, but each book is written to stand alone, so jump in anywhere. PLEASE NOTE: This erotic male/male romance is for ADULT READERS ONLY. It includes explicit language and graphic sex between two hot men.
Reading a book in Alexa Lands First and Forever series to me is like having a night in with friends. It is like this crazy extended family that sometimes say the wrong thing but always mean well. With each additional book this family grows and strengthens and at the end we are left waiting for the next chapter eagerly. I am not sure whether I would be scared or thrilled to know so many people involved past and present with the Mafia!
It was great to see Vincent get his own story. What a dark man he is. Broody, secretive and sometimes all out scary. We are never sure whether he wants to say hello or shoot you. He has gradually separated himself from his family and it presumed he is still involved in a lot of illegal activities. He has so much more depth than he allows people to see though and his last relationship left him damaged mentally and physically.
Trevor is a beautiful soul but has absolutely no self confidence. Having been through so much he still manages to see the good in people and puts his friends and family first without a second thought. Initially scared of Vincent he sees behind the mask he wears and can read him like a book. As much as he is drawn to the man he is also scared of his lifestyle and battles with himself in order to stay away.
This is a book that will make you laugh out loud… a lot! Where would we be without Nana? She is just as mad this time round with her crazy ideas and her potty mouth. She loves her ‘gay homosexuals’ with a vengeance and is like a mother hen always looking out for the people she loves.
For some reason Trevor makes Vincent want to open up and be a better person. Although not a smooth love affair it is not filled with too much angst. For me it was more a story of love, trust and honesty. The more Vincent could trust Trevor the more he stepped back into the real world and started living again. He replaced his sullen looks with smiles and laughs and fell totally head over heels in love with the younger man.
I’m really looking forward to Book 6 and finding out about the lovely Skye who clearly has had some issues in his past. We will hopefully see another wedding or two. Not only Vincent but Brians and how lovely it was to see him walking! You could read this as a standalone but my advice would be to start at the beginning. This is one family you don’t want to miss out on!
I would like to thank the author for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
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