Author: Rhys Ford
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: Reece Notley
Rating: 5 of 5 Stars
Publication Date: 03/17/2017
Length: Novel (~ 50K-100K)
Genre: Gay Romance
How do you save a drowning man when that drowning man is you?
Jake Moore’s world fits too tightly around him. Every penny he makes as a welder goes to care for his dying father, an abusive, controlling man who’s the only family Jake has left. Because of a promise to his dead mother, Jake resists his desire for other men, but it leaves him consumed by darkness.
It takes all of Dallas Yates’s imagination to see the possibilities in the fatigued art deco building on WeHo’s outskirts, but what seals the deal is a shy smile from the handsome metal worker across the street. Their friendship deepens while Dallas peels back the hardened layers strangling Jake’s soul. It’s easy to love the sweet, artistic man hidden behind Jake’s shattered exterior, but Dallas knows Jake needs to first learn to love himself.
When Jake’s world crumbles, he reaches for Dallas, the man he’s learned to lean on. It’s only a matter of time before he’s left to drift in a life he never wanted to lead and while he wants more, Jake’s past haunts him, making him doubt he’s worth the love Dallas is so desperate to give him.
I love everything Rhys writes and this I think is my favorite of hers so far. The best. I loved this book and the story she brought to life.
Jake is drowning in his life. To the point he’s trying to end it all but for some reason he just can’t. He’s been through so much hell in his life he’s afraid to go on. Afraid to hope for a life. For love. And he’s so ashamed and disgusted with himself that he wants a life with a man.
Jake has been under an abusing father his whole life. From verbally abusing him to actually trying to “beat the gay out of him’. And then Jake meets Dallas. The one man who has made him feel truly alive. But Jake doesn’t know what to do or how to act. Everything his father has said and done weighs heavily on him. But Dallas makes himself as a friend to Jake and slowly the weights come off. When Jake’s father finally dies, Jake finally feels truly free. Free to be the man he needs to be and free to love the man who has brought him to life.
Please read Jake’s story and bring a box of tissues. It is truly a work of art.
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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