Street Love: A contemporary standalone hurt/comfort romance Kindle Edition
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- File size : 4579 KB
- ASIN : B08JQJ4T5H
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Publication date : September 29, 2020
- Publisher : Rhys Writes Romance (September 29, 2020)
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Language: : English
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- Print length : 322 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #358,514 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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When these two young men first encounter each other it is anything but a good start. I think it is safe to say that after that first ‘meeting’ it’s a minor miracle they end up as friends at all. That first meeting is also a good indicator of what the first few months they spend together will be like; tough, hostile and often hopeless with initially far more downs than ups. But neither man is willing to just give up. While the hopelessness of their situation as homeless youths threatens to bring them down more than once, they persevere. Especially Pierce refuses to let the system win.
As the reader you are aware, almost from the start, that these two guys are not only attracted to each other but also meant to be together. Pierce and Rafe take longer to come to that realisation though; mostly because the two of them are just not
point of skimming over passages just to get to the part where they do talk again. Not so in this book. For these two men it made sense not to talk to each other about their feelings considering how it was being honest with their families which landed them on the streets in the first place.
I loved the message I found in this story; perseverance pays. It may take a while but continuing to fight does lead to results for Pierce and Rafe. I liked these two young men together, fighting the system and beating it. And I loved that amid all the ugliness, cruelty and indifference they encounter, they also met good souls, friends and charity.
The ending was somewhat fairytale-like and I’m not sure the story needed it, since these characters were always going to make it. But, I’d come to care about Rafe and Pierce enough to not begrudge them their miracle.
Overall this was a touching, at times heartbreaking, but ultimately uplifting story. It portrayed human kindness and perseverance with as much care for detail as it did the horrors of living on the street, getting the balance exactly right for this reader. I’m looking forward to seeing what this author will offer us next.
Living on the streets of New York City is hard, almost not livable. There are a few ways to survive......
Their first encounter is not the best one. One stealing the others possession.
The journey they go through is hard, painful. It put knots in my stomach and sometimes I really wanted to cry.
Pierce is strong with a big heart. Rafe is a small delicate guy and ill.
They are both lovable and are very endearing personalities.
Both have their own reasons living on the streets. And both have their own way to generate money.
They are drawn to each other. Pierce want to take care of Rafe.
Somehow Pierce finds a solution to hold Rafe from the street. Finding a part time job at a restaurant with a good owner is a opportunity to eat everyday. After losing it again he puts Rafe above himself, he wants to disappear.
Now and then a little light at the horizon and then there is darkness again.
The streets are violent and Pierce almost lost his life and his precious suitcase to some robbers.
The suitcase plays a big part in Pierce's life and holds a big secret.
A heartbreaking story, it did make me nauseous, my heart squeezed but overall it was a story about finding love and opportunities in life.
And last but not least it has a HEA (thank you lord ;-)
A comment: Sometimes the flow was gone and I mist some connection. It did get better further in the book, the story become more solid. The story ask your concentration. Things were happening without knowing the cause yet.
In my country everyone can depend on healthcare (again thank you lord !)
Top reviews from other countries
The guy with the suitcase is a unique story that is not afraid to challenge ideals and frankly to call you out by highlighting the very people in this world that are hidden in plain sight, the people who have so little but love so much, the people that are largely ignored or abused by those that we perhaps live with or work with every single day.
It was a powerful and often disturbing tale of homelessness, giving it a heart by using two characters Pierce and Rafe who were very personable, very loveable but hardened by the life they were forced to live, when those who were supposed to love and care for them didn’t, simply because they didn’t love on their terms.
I adored both lead characters despite Pierce being sometimes very hot headed but when you read his story you do understand why someone would be so defensive and on guard knowing that good things rarely happen to people like himself, because let’s face it it hadn’t happened so far. I loved how these two met and over a period of time came to be friends, to have each other’s backs and the way that Pierce fought relentlessly for Rafe, to help him was heartwarming to read... that life on the street doesn’t always make you hard to others plights.
I enjoyed very much the secondary characters and a huge shout out to Vance who was simply wonderful and I’d hope if I was down on my luck that I would have someone like him in my corner.
The writing was sublime, I was enthralled by the story telling, the description of both the characters and surroundings made it easy to visualise- always the mark of a talented author- the writing flowed and went from chapter to chapter with seamless ease.
This is a hard hitting, gritty, pull no punches read that will at times shock, at times cause plenty of tears ( this almost from the very beginning!), but most importantly will make you rethink how you treat those people that are less fortunate than yourself. But do not fear there are also those lighthearted and heartwarming moments that balance this book out perfectly and by the end I guarantee your heart will feel full & squishy and you will have a happy smile on your face.
Thank you Chris Ethan for this absolutely breathtaking read.
What an incredible read :) anyone who wants to try something new then get on this fabulous book from Chris Ethan!
I hope there is more to come as I for one want to read more from Mr Ethan!
Well worth the time to read for your self!