Author: Freddy MacKay
Publisher: Mischief Corner Books
Cover Artist: Freddy MacKay
Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars
Publication Date: 12/04/2013
Length: Novel (~ 50K-100K)
Genre: Bisexual, Contemporary, Gay Fiction, New Adult
David McCourt has suffered so much pain in his life that he has lost the ability to process emotions in any reliable way. After surviving a brutal attack and mutilation at the hands of hateful fellow students, David’s friends and the enigmatic Dr. Ito fight to save him, trying to salvage what’s left of David by offering him a safe home and their unwavering support.
But hate doesn’t dissipate overnight and all the love and support in the world, from David’s friends and the desperately confused but devoted cowboy, Jackson, can’t keep the world or David’s past at bay. With every setback, every new bit of violence offered, David blames himself, certain that he is the cause of all the strife around him. When David’s past shambles come back into his life, all bets are off, and it may take more than even Dr. Ito can scheme up to save them all.
NOTE: There are references to rape, and some graphic violence, in the story.
PLEASE NOTE: This is a reedited second edition. This title was previously published under a different publishing house.
So I have to give the same warnings as before. 1) There are m/f scenes in this book. So for those people who have a thing about that, this may not be for you. 2) This is not a romance. So for those people who have a thing about that, this may not be for you. 3) While this is complete novel, it is unfinished. The rest of the story is told in the next book, which is not published yet. So again, for those people who have a thing about that, this may not be for you.
Damn you Freddy MacKay! Damn you so much! How could you? I so want to hate you right now.
I want to hate you for giving me David. I want to hate you for creating a man who had so little love in his life. For creating a man who was such a good person that even when his own pain was unbearable, he put other’s feelings first. For creating a man I fell in love with and then had to watch you force him to suffer one tragedy after another. How could you? How could you create this fragile creature and then force me to sit back unable to do anything to stop the pain and the atrocities that just kept coming! I so want to hate you!
I want to hate you for breaking my heart over and over. I hate that you gave me bits of hope and glimpses of David’s potential, only to continually rip it away with more threats and hatred and a father who doesn’t deserve the title. I hate that for every kindness shown to David, there was an equal or often worse action done to him by bigots masquerading as agents of God.
I also want to hate you because you gave me a supporting cast of characters who are inherently good people but at the same time were so unknowingly selfish. I hated they way they treated David. It was meant to be concern but in the end it was all about them! David constantly had to do without the proper care just so that the people around him could be “happy.” His roommates, all 5000 of them, were probably meant to be likable people, but all I saw were selfish bastards who used David’s walls to make themselves OK. As long as they could see David was OK, then all was right with the world.
But it wasn’t right! And I really need to hate you for leaving me hanging. How could you give me David and then just leave him in that condition? How could you do that to him again! I really need to hate you.
But I don’t, because you gave me David. And I will love and cherish him always. I still don’t have any more answers as to why you created these stories as you did, but I don’t care. I just want to know that David finds his peace, in whatever form that may take.
I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
I have a number of paperbacks, most of which are signed, to giveaway. Over the between now (11 Mar 2017) and 31 Mar 2017, every comment on the blog (this post and all other new posts), will be entered to win 1 of these paperbacks. There are also some misc swag items, so there will be a few packs of these to give away as well.
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