Author: Shell Taylor
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: L C Chase
Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars
Publication Date: 12/25/2015
Length: Novel (~ 50K-100K)
Genre: M/M Romance
Adam Lancaster can’t imagine how his life could possibly get any better. He’s on the cusp of moving in with his boyfriend, Elijah Langley. Their charge, Kollin Haverty, finally has a loving, stable home environment, and Home for Hope is up and running, keeping over fifteen LGBT youth off the streets at night. But one phone call from his birth mother, Jessica Lancaster, is all it takes to unravel Adam’s carefully constructed new life.
Informing Adam his grandfather has died, Jessica expresses remorse for abandoning Adam to the state and begs him for a chance to be part of his life again. Jessica’s true colors eventually shine through her façade, and Adam is devastated all over again when he discovers she is only using him to get her hands on the valuable inheritance his grandfather left him. Jessica’s betrayal forces Adam so far inside his own hell, not even Elijah or Kollin can keep him from abandoning all of his responsibilities and running away. Adam will have to dig deep to find the strength to confront his birth parents, heal once and for all, and earn back his place with his new family.
When we left Elijah and Adam at the end of Redeeming Hope it looked as though everything was working out and life was perfect. Elijah had come out to his parents and the world, Home for Hope was up and running and they had saved Kollin and given him a home filled with love. As Adam prepares to merge his life with Elijah’s and move into his home to start their new family one phone call shatters all their peace.
Adam had a desperate childhood once his parents realised he was gay and he was tossed out like the trash. It wasn’t all bad and for a while he was happy and safe but then circumstances meant he was thrown into the care system and that changed everything. He hasn’t heard from his parents since they threw him out so a call from Jessica Lancaster, his birth mother, throws him for a loop and sends him to a dark place in his mind.
Some people never change and this is true of Jessica but by the time Adam and Elijah recognise this it’s almost too late. Adam has reverted back to being scared, suspicious and is feeling inadequate and undeserving. He is also suffering from panic attacks and no one can get through to him to help him.
When Adam runs away to hide and lick his wounds Elijah and Kollin are left lost. The impact on Kollin is particularly hard as he is not in a good place to have someone he trusts breaking promises. This is a much more emotional story than the first book, the love has already happened and now it’s a fight to try and save it and rescue Adam from himself.
Shell Taylor has written the perfect sequel here even if she was determine to put our hearts through the wringer on the way!
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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