Author: Summer Devon and Bonnie Dee
Narrator: Cornell Collins
Publisher: Self Published
Cover Artist: Unknown
Story Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars
Narration Rating: 5 of 5 Stars
Overall Rating: 4.75 of 5 Stars
Release Date: 10/11/2016
Length: 03 hours 49 minutes
Genre: Gay Romance, Historical
A bitter sweet from Dee/Devon
Young Micah “Mike” Cordett’s privileged life explodes when he is caught naked with a schoolmate. Running away from disgrace, he blunders into a trap in a seamy part of London and endures months of abuse before escaping. But with the help of the Andrews family, he’s begun to climb out of his fear. Yet, when a reminder of his happier past erupts into his life in the form of Lucas Spring, Mike’s not certain he’s ready to face the remnants of the charmed life he’d once enjoyed. He’s certainly not ready for love.
Lucas Spring pined for Mike from afar when they were in school. This shadow of the confident boy he once knew shocks him, and Lucas vows to do anything he can to help restore the person he’d so admired. With patience and determination, he hopes to ease Mike’s fears and perhaps even win his love.
But when a violent figure from Mike’s past looms into his present, will the tender shoots of a new beginning be crushed?
WARNING: Contains themes of sexual abuse that may trigger some readers. (less)
Warning: This story deals strongly with a history of sexual abuse.
Oh this story broke my heart! Poor Mike! From the little bits he had in the previous stories, I never imagined his past was so horrible and the had suffered so much! OH poor Mike!
And Lucas was just adorable. The way he was so gentle with Mike and so accepting of everything really worked well and gave the reader hope that Mike could still find happiness after what he endured.
And his journey to happiness was handled with care. It was not perfect and his healing process was not overly rushed. I do believe the author left things feeling a bit too “fixed” but overall, I think Mike finished his story well on the road to feeling whole and happy again. I loved the hopeful feeling I was left with at the end.
I can’t wait for the next book in this series to be released in audio format!
Cornell Collins continues to do a fantastic job on the narration of this series. He really handled Mike’s character well and brought out the emotions perfectly. His narration really brought this one to life.
I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the audiobook of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
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