Author: Andrew Q Gordon
Publisher: Wayward Ink Publishing
Cover Artist: unknown
Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
Sometimes when you leave to find yourself, you’ve left the answer behind.
Outted at thirteen, Orin Merritt left home after high school hoping to escape the hell his life had become. Ten years later when a tornado destroys his childhood home and kills his parents, Orin finds himself in an entirely new nightmare. One he can’t run away from.
Blaming himself for failing the two people who always loved and supported him, he returns home and confronts his past in the person of his one-time best friend, Thomas Kennett. Thomas not only rejected him when Orin came out, he led the group that tormented Orin into leaving.
As he struggles to deal with his grief, Orin also labors to fulfill the pledge he made to his parents before their death. In the process, Orin learns that sometimes when you go away to find yourself, you leave the answers you’re looking for behind.
A Closed Door by Andrew Q Gordon was just the kind of story I needed. Sometimes I need a sweet second chance romance. One were the main characters figure out they things aren’t exactly how they thought they were.
Orin had a sadly typical coming out. It wasn’t voluntary, and it wasn’t pleasant. He lost his best friend when he turned from protector to aggressor. As soon as he was able, he left town. Who can blame him? When he loses his family and the family home to a tornado, he has to return to take care of everything and lay his demons to rest. He knows he will have to face his first love and tormenter, Thomas. What he doesn’t expect is still have the old feelings stirred to life, or for the Thomas to be the man he has become.
There isn’t a lot of surprise in A Closed Door. I didn’t expect there to be. What I did find were two men who have been torturing themselves for over a decade. I found a man who can’t take back what happened but wants to make it all right. I found a man who can’t let anyone in and is therefore an expert at making himself miserable. I found a chance at redemption that Orin may be too scared to take.
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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