GENRE: Gay Erotic Romance
LENGTH: 85,119 words
Eighteen-year-old Aaron Pickard is dealing with a lot: he’s falling for his straight best friend, his mother has ended up in the hospital after a violent assault by his father, and he’s trying to decide when to come out. Tack on the stress of an upcoming prom and graduation, a part-time job, and the possibility he could lose his best friend, and he’s an emotional wreck.Aaron’s best friend Jeff Leaton provides a soft place for him to fall when his life is thrown into chaos, literally holding him each night as they fall asleep. As Jeff helps Aaron navigate through the mess that has become his new normal, Aaron’s feelings for Jeff intensify.Aaron’s pretty sure it’s all going to end badly, but he’s holding on to hope.EXCERPT:Note: may contain sexually explicit scenes of a homoerotic nature.
Wow, what a wonderful story. It is beautifully written and kept me engrossed throughout the book. I couldn’t put it down.
Aaron and Jeff are best friends. They go through all the emotions and feelings every eighteen-year-old experience. Add to that the fact that both are gay, but neither knows that from the other. Slowly Aaron sees Jeff in a different light and falls for him, but he can’t see that Jeff has feelings for him too.
Then tragedy strikes as Aaron’s father beats his mother to death. I can’t imagine the horror Aaron experienced seeing that. And Jeff is with him all the way. He is one hell of a guy. The leading light Aaron needs so desperately. All through the process of grieving for his mother, the anger towards his father (and yes for this mother to let it go too long), the guilt that he couldn’t stop his father, and the grief for his mother’s death. However, in his protectiveness, Jeff sometimes goes too far and withholds things for Aaron, especially the most important one