GENRE: Gay Erotic Romance
LENGTH: 36,721 words
Detective Thomas Doyle has been living a lonely, compartmentalized life ever since the death of his life partner, Aiden. He vowed never to let anybody get close to him again -- the pain of losing a loved one is too much to bear. Despite his vow, Thomas is lonely, and has a number of one-night stands, sexual encounters with unnamed men he doesn’t care to remember. Then he meets Elias.Elias Byrne knows the pain of abuse and rejection intimately. Unable to escape the clutches of his older brother, Elias dreams of someone to love, and of being loved in return. He admires Thomas, but the detective never pays him any notice. In a desperate attempt to get closer to him, Elias steals his wallet, then gives it back the next day.Pretty soon, Thomas feels a strong attraction to the fiery, arrogant, younger man. Elias intrigues him, but he resists his growing feelings because he doesn’t want to get hurt again.When Thomas rescues Elias from his abusive brother, can he also rescue them both from the loneliness that threatens to consume them? Can Elias conquer the detective’s hardened heart and find the love he always longed for? Or will Thomas stubbornly refuse to give himself another chance at love?EXCERPT:Note: may contain sexually explicit scenes of a homoerotic nature.
First and foremost! Trigger! There is mention of rape, scenes of attempted rape, and physical abuse. For my first from this author, it was pretty good. I think the only thing I really had a problem with was the relationship with Thomas and Elias was…weird to a point. Now don’t misunderstand me. To go through what both have gone through, ANY real relationship trying to form will seem off because both sides have to get a feel of where they are and how they can trust, etc. So maybe weird isn’t the right word. Honestly I don’t think I can give a right word for how it felt to me without it sounding bad and I don’t want to do that. It will detract what they went through if I do…so moving on lol.
Both of these guys have had some crap in their lives. Thomas losing his husband so suddenly. Elias losing his parents, then being forced into abse and other things by his older, only brother. Both tragedies in different way, yet similar. But Elias is looking hard for someone to fill that void in h
An interesting story, I enjoyed it.
Elias is the first book I’ve read by Erin E. Keller. It appears that she is an Italian author and it looks like she hasn’t had too many books translated into English yet. This is an age-gap story but doesn’t beat the age difference to death – just the way I like it.
Elias is a story that kept my attention pretty good. I was intrigued by the way these two characters danced around each other. While at times I thought the words seemed to not flow real smoothly, I think it may be that the book was translated from Italian. As far as I can remember, I’ve never read a book that was translated into English from another language. In any case, once I got into the rhythm of the story, I really liked it.
Thomas is living a very lonely life after the death of his partner. He’s been having meaningless hookups just to satisfy his body’s urges. Elias is being horribly abused by his brother. When he sees Thomas repeatedly leaving a bar they both frequent wit