- File Size: 884 KB
- Print Length: 221 pages
- Publisher: Love Lane Books Ltd; 1 edition (August 2, 2017)
- Publication Date: August 2, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B073C77FLJ
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #21,195 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Gabriel (Legacy Series Book 2) Kindle Edition
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In some ways, this was a hard book to read. The abuse of Gabriel, first by Hank at the Bar 5 Ranch and then his pimp Stefan is difficult to handle. You want to cry for what he’s gone through. And you pull for him to get out of his own mind and grab the help that Kyle and Legacy Ranch can give him. And to accept that Cam wants to help him.
Cam has his own struggles as well. Going blind just adds to the flaws that are unacceptable to his family. Having been taken advantage of before makes it hard for him to trust again. So, when he needs a plus one, an escort seems reasonable to him. But the more time he spends with Gabriel, the more he sees the real person behind the impersonal sex.
This book was an emotional, sometimes tear filled but beautiful journey to the relationship that blooms between Gabriel and Cam.
Although this is book two in the series and you do get glimpse of the Legacy, Campbell-Hayes clan, it can stand alone. Reading book one does give you better insight to the backstory of Gabriel and Kyle.
This is the second book in this spin off series about the young men who survived the nightmare of abuse at the hands of Hank and his bunch, but they have not come through unscathed.... Gabriel's plight tore out my heart and stomped it to bits. (yes, there was ugly crying)
Cam is the other MC and although he's not as damaged as Gabriel, he also has things to work through, both his past relationship and his whacked out family (OY!).
I can attest to the reality in Gabriel's thinking and self-doubt. Sometimes it's the scars on the inside that are the toughest to overcome.
I understand that many readers may not be happy or thrilled by this story, but it's an important story about survival, allowing someone to step in and help when it seems easier to just give up and let go. The story of Gabriel and Cam will stay with me for a long, long time.
As I started the review, if abuse is a trigger for you, this might not be the book for you. But, if you can, take a deep breath, grab this book and let yourself be taken away into an amazing story.
This is book 2 of the Legacy series, a spin-off of the Texas series. You don't have to read the Texas series but they are great books and give background to the guys in the Legacy series.
Gabriel was one of the boys abused by Hank Castille on the Bar Five Ranch.
He left and ended up working the streets, where Stefan found him. Now Stefan has him working as a high class male prostitute. As with all manipulators, Stefan has convinced Gabriel he deserved and must have wanted the abuse he received from Hank. He emotionally/mentally, physically and sexually abused by Stefan and his johns. He's tried suicide before and is thinking about it again.
Cameron is a wealthy businessman who is going blind. His father and soon to be BIL are trying to take control of his company away from him on the grounds that a blind man can't run a company without being taken advantage of (yes the irony). He needs a date for his sister's wedding. So Six, his bodyguard/best friend, says he'll get a professional. In steps Gabriel. At first Gabriel and Cameron just spend time watching movies and getting to know each other. It soon turns romantic. Gabriel points out something to Cameron about a loved one and Cameron points out to Gabriel he deserves better.
There's a lot of mental/emotional, physical and sexual abuse on page and alluded to. It's hard to read but explains a lot about each man's character and to me it read pretty accurate to real life. There's a lot of time spent apart so the chemistry isn't as strong as I would have liked but it's felt none the less. I definitely want to see Six get a HEA. He's a strong character that's still healing from his own heartbreak.
I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who is a fan of RJ's, who likes scarred/scared men on their way to healing.
I am really glad that I ran across this book and took a chance on it because it really was very good. The author is really good at displaying emotions and she did the darker parts of the story perfectly for the type of book she was writing. I've read books that are more explicit with the abuse as well as ones that mostly skim over it and make it seem more like a footnote than anything. This is not dark erotica so the abuse did not need to be explicit, but to accurately get the emotions across and to display the effect it had on Gabe, some detail needed to be given and not just glossed over. Scott did a superb job in displaying the perfect amount of dark with the romance as well as showing that a person can not be expected to get out of a situation like that completely unscathed and that it is okay to need and ask for help.
This is a slow burn that could seriously use a sequel.