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- Print Length: 292 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1689592699
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: JMS Books LLC (May 18, 2019)
- Publication Date: May 18, 2019
- Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B07RGZHZ3F
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- Lending: Enabled
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Jojo never wanted to take over the family company. But since his brother died, he’s been stuck having to fill that role. And along with his brother’s death still looming, he has become more angry and more grief filled. He’s pushed people away, and there’s a rift between many of his family because he’s not allowed to be himself. Which is a gay man in a culture that isn’t accepting. As well as his father. And most of his family. But not all. But one night in a bar, on his way out the door, a beautiful, blond haired, blue eyed Marine caught his eye. And his life started changing before his eyes. Before he knew it, he was falling in love. And having to hide behind his friends and others to keep their relationship secret. But along with the secrets, came some more misery. He didn’t want to have to hide Adam and who they were, but he didn’t know how to make his family understand. It wasn’t until an incident with his cousin, that had caused Adam to have to go back to the states early. And because of it, Jojo had to make up his mind. What was more important…his father’s company or his happiness?
My heart ached for these two in this book. I hate that other cultures can’t accept that love is love and everyone deserves it no matter who they are. Male/male, female/female, or whoever. And having a family that can’t support you in the matter just makes it worse. I hate when families don’t back up their children. And give them the support they so desperately need as they find themselves. So for Jojo having to hide himself all the time, is heartbreaking. He’s miserable in a life he can’t seem to get free of. And now that he has Adam, he’s happier than he’s been in years. Except for the part where they have to hide everything they are. But sometimes, the pressure gets too much and you just have to let loose. And for Jojo, he was falling apart at the seams. He was finally starting to lash out and make his voice known of his unhappiness and how he wasn’t liking how things were turning out. It was sad it had to come this, but it was finally what needed to happen in order for Jojo to move on. And it was long overdue. He needed Adam, and the love that Adam gave so freely to him. He needed him in his corner as he was. Adam did everything he could to support Jojo and know that no matter what the outcome, he was in for the long haul. It was just up to Jojo to decide when.
Sometimes it takes something drastic to change the way our lives work out. Sometimes it doesn’t. I hate for Jojo that it did, but if it pushed him in the direction he needed to be in order to be free, then it had to be done. He had just as much right at happiness as anyone else, and it was time to live for himself and for Adam. It’s a beautiful story, but hard.
W.S. Long build an amazing story set in Philipines. But instead of just a brief description the location, the customs, history and every day reality of the country became a vital part of the book, with rich descriptions and thorough explanations. Not only does it make for a fascinating read, but makes the overall story more riveting. Plenty of secondary characters are introduced, but they all play an important role in the story. Yes, the book is long. Yes, there is plenty of information and descriptions to absorb. YES, this is a great read and an absolutely worth recommending book!
I received an ARC of this book for free, but the above review is 100% honest and all mine.
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