Title: Scars on his Heart
Author: Jaime Samms
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars
After a disastrous five years away at college, Joe returns to his aunt’s farm and finds his childhood sweetheart Cameron eager to rekindle their relationship. Joe has a hard time confessing that he didn’t come home until now because he’s only just managed to leave Andre, his controlling boyfriend, and has a harder time renewing his submissive role in his affair with Cam. Cam thinks he has to find a way to remind Joe how to be strong. But what Cam doesn’t realize is that Joe is strong, strong enough to leave behind a life of shame—though he’s terrified his past will catch up to him. Joe must confront his ex and take back his own life, on his own terms, before he’s able to give Cam everything they both desire.
If you have never read a book written by Jaime Samms then you should. Each one that I have read I have enjoyed, some more than once and this one was no different. It was definitely a little darker though.
This is a story of a dream gone badly wrong. Of losing control of a situation and falling deeper and deeper until all that is left is despair. It was quite a hard story to read but very much worth it in the end as Joe takes his life back and finally has some control.
Joe left home five years ago when he panicked after sleeping with his best friend and almost brother Cam. He has since been studying at college and returning home infrequently for family gatherings. His latest trip home is for a family wedding. He looks tired and is skittish and when he has to face Cam all the old feelings between the two men come racing back.
Cam was left heartbroken five years ago. He finally got what he wanted most in the world, Joe in his arms, only to find the man had run off to college. His feelings for Joe haven’t changed in all that time but there are things Joe doesn’t know about Cam and he is scared to bring them up.
Cam is a dominant lover and over the years has had scenes with many other men but he has always drawn the line at sleeping with anybody. He loves Joe, his body reacts and responds to Joe but until Joe comes home, admits he is gay and feels the same way as Cam he believes it a lost cause.
Cams assumption that Joe has been dating women at College couldn’t be further from the truth. Joe is hiding from his ex-lover Andre and carries the scars from that relationship. Andre was far more than just a lover and his influence over Joe has left him in a bad place. When the truth finally comes out Joe is surprised at the level of support he receives from his family and friends. Although Cam is left devastated by the revelations he puts his anger and fear to one side to help his best friend.
Before these two men can have any chance of a relationship Joe must stand up and face his past. He must also forgive himself for the past five years. The hardest part of his recovery is going to be learning to trust, something that Cam is desperate for and something that they both need.
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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