- File Size: 554 KB
- Print Length: 209 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: North Shore Press (February 1, 2015)
- Publication Date: February 1, 2015
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00RETW26K
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
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Bare Threads: A Saving Liam Story Kindle Edition
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Let me start by saying, I didn’t read the first 3 books, so I think some things got lost in translation for me. Maybe if I had read the other books, I would have understood the characters better, and my rating may have been higher. You could tell this was a continuation of a story, and sometimes I just felt a little lost. This book deals with some deep issues, but it really isn’t very angsty. I love broken characters and Liam, even though he is healing, seems to have been a very broken character at one time.
This books starts with Liam and Justin spending Thanksgiving with Justin’s parents. Justin has obviously proposed in the past and been turned down by Liam. Liam loves Justin, but refuses to marry him. That was mainly what this story dealt with. Some of Liam’s thoughts about spending time with Justin’s parents, just made me think he was a total ass. Justin’s parents were nothing but polite, nice and welcoming, so I wasn’t sure what the deal was. They even seem to accept that he is a go-go boy. Towards the end when I am told, and I guess other readers are refreshed about what Liam went through with his parents, well I am sorry, but I still don’t see why he has such a strong aversion to spending time with Justin’s family or accepting his marriage proposal.
Liam comes to a sort of cross roads in his career, during this leg of the journey, and really by the end of this book, I still didn’t get closure, but the way the books ends, I get the feeling there will be more.
Justin and Liam have good chemistry, and a strong and loving relationship. They make decisions about their lives and career moves together, and talk to one another before things explode. They seem like a very strong couple. The book was well written and flowed at a good pace. Even though I was missing things it was still a really good read. The sex was kind of alluded to, but not graphic.
This is my first book by this author, but I liked her writing style and am looking forward to going back and reading books one - three, this actually sounds like a really good series. I will also be checking out the other books by this author!
Unfortunately, because of the heart breaking way he was treated by his cold, unfeeling parents, who chucked him out of the house at fifteen, after surviving on the streets, hustling and ultimately being drawn into the world of porn; the one thing that he can't fully open himself up to is being accepted into Justin's, warm, loving family circle. The closeness they have as a family unit scares him. Never having been the recipient of that type of consummate, touchy feely love, the idea of it pushes him away more than pulls him in, so the thought of finally meeting Justin's affectionate, demonstrative mum and dad has him wanting to do a runner...but he knows for Justin's sake, he has to face them sometime and that's how the story opens, with Justin and a reluctant Liam on their way to his home for thanksgiving. Coming into this story at this point with no prior knowledge, it would be hard to fully understand Liam's thought processes about these lovely people, who he does like but it could also make his actions at this stage look selfish and over the top. To be honest even I wanted to shake him a bit round this part, but to fully understand him you have to have been with him and Justin from the beginning. I don't think this is a book that reads well if you haven't followed it from its outset, so personally I wouldn't advise this as a standalone read.
At this juncture of the series, as established as they've become, Liam and Justin still have some life changing decisions to make. Justin wants them to take what they they have to the next level. He wants to get married but a still slightly skittish Liam just wants things to stay as they are. In his eyes it's a case if it's not broke don't fix it, but of course his fears of making a permanent commitment all stem from his perceptions about his own dysfunctional family and the worry that in time if things were to go wrong between them, Liam would end up being rejected. Something his fragile emotions couldn't take! But once again the gorgeous Justin shows just how thoughtful and loving a partner he is by not pushing his young lover. Gently handling Liam by letting him come around in his own time.One thing I've always loved about the dynamics between these two characters is that the drama and angst never comes from stupid misunderstandings caused by miscommunication, as they discuss and tell each other everything…the reason they have such a strong connection and relationship.
Life doesn't always play fair though. Just when things seem to be going smoothly, something happens causing big changes at Sparks, and Liam's old existence as ex porn star 'Angel' rears its ugly head again; threatening to unravel everything good in Liam's life, then to top it all another unwanted blast from his past turns up on his doorstep to compound the issue! But what doesn't break you makes you stronger and it's testament to Justin's influence and unconditional love over the last three books in the series, that with the support of this truly patient, understanding man and now the help of his loyal friend Blue; that a more confident, mature Liam handles all the conflict and drama this time around with an inner tenacity that's grown because he's been given the tools to become his own person. There were a couple of times when I held my breath as I thought the set backs could end up forcing him to make decisions that would just put him back to square one, but bless him, he steps up to the plate much stronger and more able to deal with what's being dealt him… big relief!
I really enjoyed spending time with these guys again, as a couple I’ve grown very fond of them! I finished it feeling warm and full of hope for their future together, especially Liam because with someone like Justin loving him he’s really starting to blossom. I'm not sure after finishing this what direction their story will go now but it does looks like Blue is going get his story told in a spin off book, hopefully soon. Something I'm looking forward to because Blue is a character I’m drawn to a lot. I reckon his story will be a good un!
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This was the first of the four books in this series, but I do feel like it did fall into the category of a standalone.Read more
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