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Jake is a slightly insecure guy who's not had the best childhood. His dad is an a-hole (I'm sorry, it just had to be said), and his mom, well she's a silent sufferer like Jake, so there was no help for him on that front. He moved away for college, but now that his mom is sick, he feels it's his duty to come back and take care of her. Honestly, this fact right here just gives you an idea of how big a heart Jake has. He knew he was going to have to face his father, but his love for his mom overrode those concerns.
I LOVED reading about Jake as he is one of the quiet guys. While, at first glance, there's nothing quite notice-worthy about him, once you get to know him, you find that he is amazing. He doesn't fight or constantly curse, he is respectful and soft spoken. He is also sensitive and nice. Yes, you read that right! And, if you were wondering, these are very good qualities in my book. Anyways, just like the rest of us, he too, is looking for love - although sometimes in the wrong places.
I LOVED his evolution and journey, and while he doesn't become an "alpha" male, I LOVED that he finally got the fact that - despite his childhood and experiences - he is just as deserving of love and happiness as the rest of us. He finally realized his inner strength and his self worth. His transformation alone is worth reading the book for! :)
I also LOVED his interactions with his old friends. They didn't hold his past or mistakes against him, but forgave him and let bygones be bygones - just like real friends would do.
As for the romance in this book, it will melt your heart. James is a master of sweet and emotional reads, and this book is no exception.
So...do yourself a favor and 1-click this book ;)
Some highlights of this amazing book.
Jake leaves college broke and no where to go but home. The last place Jake wanted to go. He didn't stay in touch with his high school friends, not that he had that many. His Mom was sick. His Dad always verbally abused him. He also was running from his emotionally abusive, evil, ex partner, Hunter. Hunter was a very possessive jerk. He was hoping that Hunter wouldn't find him in his home town. Jake went to work for his father in the convenience store.
Jake had always known he was different. He became aware of it in the beginning of his teen years. Jake was gay.
His father had been abusive. Punishing him with a belt. Jake felt rejection, anger, and sadness.
While he was working in the store, an old high school friend came in. It was Britta, a girl who used to be his good friend. She didn't know he was gay. When he left for college he broke all ties he had with his friends. Britta had invited Jake over for dinner that night and Craig was there. His old high school crush. What Jake didn't know was Craig had a crush on him in high school.
What will happen with Jake and Craig? Will they rekindle their friendship? Will it turn into something more? And what about Hunter? You'll just have to read for yourself.
James will keep you on the edge of your seat. This is a must read. I gave it 5+ stars. Keep up the good work James. Your writing is awesome. You're going to go far.
James has giving us a great story of becoming one self, learning how to get throw the bad; and finding your light at the end of the tunnel.