The Byte of Betrayal by Ashavan Doyon ~ Review by Brandilyn

I am a computer geek, so umm yeah I had to pick this one up.

TheByteofBetrayal_LGTitle: The Byte of Betrayal

Author: Ashavan Doyon

PublisherDreamspinner Press

My Rating: 4 of 5 stars

Cover Artist: Catt Ford

From the Publisher:

Caleb McDonnell lives his life online. A thirty-year-old fast food worker, he spends his time talking in an Internet world where his job and living conditions can’t dictate his friendships. He’s found acceptance, friendship, and even romance. But when an online friend is revealed as a fake, Caleb loses all sense of trust. To stave off the emotional collapse of his betrayal, Caleb leaves his online life behind and retreats into the monotony of his job.


Nicodemus Rokos feels like his heart has been torn out. He knew Caleb would be hurt, but he’d hoped not to be shut out of his boyfriend’s life. He can only hope Caleb still feels something when he shows up in person to reclaim what he’s lost.

My View

So I am not entirely sure what I want to say about this little novella.  I really liked Caleb.  He obviously had issues in his past that damaged his ability to trust.  These past events are only alluded to throughout the story, but you get enough of an idea to appreciate Caleb’s motivations.  When he finds out his friend is a fake, your heart breaks for him.  As he struggles with his feelings for Nic, you long for him to trust.

Let’s talk about Nic for a moment.  We really don’t know much about his past; we know about his best friend’s past more than his.  I don’t completely understand his love for Caleb, to be honest, but I am not sure I NEED to understand it to know that it is there.  He obviously cares deeply for Caleb;  he just needs to convince Caleb of that little fact.

The Byte of Betrayal is about the story.  It is about the journey.  It is about trust and love.  It comes with my recommendation for a short little love story that leaves you wanting only the best for the main characters.

Buy Links:

Dreamspinner Press
Amazon US
Amazon UK
All Romance eBooks

I would like to thank Dreamspinner Press for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.


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