Author: Anna Martin & Tia Fielding
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: Reese Dante
Rating: 4.25 of 5 Stars
When his whirlwind life in LA became too much, Liam Barton escaped to Solitude, a Utah ski resort. Not only did Liam leave his career as a gay porn star, he said good-bye to Gael Torres, his costar at Woodspring Manor Entertainment.
Rumors run rampant that Liam is dead. But Gael doesn’t believe the gossip. Knowing something is wrong with Liam, Gael hunts him down to get his answers.
Liam is shocked when Gael turns up in Solitude and takes up residence. To Liam’s chagrin, Gael is determined to stick around to help Liam through whatever spooked him enough to run away. As Gael breaks through Liam’s armor, both men begin to realize that no matter what life throws their way, they don’t have to deal with it alone.
Something about Solitude by Anna Martin and Tia Fielding intrigued me. I went back and forth on whether to read and review it, but I am happy that I decided to go for it. It is the first co-authored offering from Anna Martin and Tia Fielding. I have enjoyed individual offerings from each author in the past.
Liam, aka Lithium, is running scared. We don’t know from exactly what for a while, but we know he doesn’t want to be found. We know he left a bit of his heart in LA with his old job and old crush, Gael (aka Gabriel). The story is told from alternating first person points of view. From Liam, we get the present. From Gael, we get to find out how we got to where we are. Eventually, they are both telling us about the present. They are an interesting couple. They aren’t perfect, but they are damaged just enough that you want them to be happy.
One of the things I respect most about this story is that it doesn’t try to change the MCs. They are both in the porn business. One of them starts the story hooking and is a go-go dancer. In the end, he is still all those things. They didn’t get tricked into the business. They chose it. They are what they want to be, and they are proud of who they are. Gael’s parents are supportive of his chosen career. Liam’s less than ideal past is also not magically fixed because he found someone to love. Kudos to Martin and Fielding for showing us that happily ever afters come in many different forms.
I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
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