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Reviews of Arthur's Previous Novels:
No Such Thing (#1) -- TBQ
Stand By You (#3) -- TBQ
The Truth As He Knows It (#1) -- TBQ
The World As He Sees It (#2) -- TBQ
Getting It Right (#1) -- TBQ
Finding Their Way (#2) -- TBQ
Taking a Chance (#3) -- TBQ
It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of A.M. Arthur’s books, and especially the Perspectives series. Here’s the thing with pretty much any of Arthur’s books: if you don’t like high angst, drama, and horrible pasts for the heroes, you’re probably not going to love her books. If all of that is your catnip though? Trust me, you are in for a treat! Once again, Arthur delivers an emotional read that is just as sexy as it is sweet. You’ll love Isaac and Jon. Not to mention Bear.
Jon’s past is similar to many LGBT youth stories: once he came out to his family, they kicked him out. He struggled, he lashed out, and while he was lucky to find a great father-figure in Henry, he also fell into a really shitty relationship that caused a lot of damage. After picking his life back up again, he went into gay porn, which allowed him a safe, positive way to explore his sexuality again.
Isaac’s past is also quite dark. His father was a mean drunk who beat on both him and his mother. One such attack to young Isaac resulted in permanent hearing lose. He suffered through more emotional and mental trauma before losing both of his parents (at separate times). Isaac has serious problems about being outside and being around people, and now that his maternal grandparents have passed on, too, he lives his entire life in his house, shut away from the world. Until Jon and Henry show up at his door. Oh, and Bear. We can’t forget the cuddly furball.
I wanted to give both Isaac and Jon all the hugs through the course of this book, they both went through so much. In fact, this picture (below) is one that I sent to Arthur while reading this book. J
Watching these two fall for each other will definitely give you warm feels. Jon helps Isaac to cope and work towards going outside (slowly), and Isaac keeps an eye on Jon, too, to make sure he’s not falling back into old habits. It’s sweet to read. The sexual tension between them is great and very hot. Like I said, sweet and sexy combo for the win!
I adored Isaac and Jon. Their story wasn’t easy, but it was so well done. This is book three in the series; it’s not required that you read the previous two (you won’t be lost) but if you love one of these books, you’ll love them all.
4 1/2 STARS!
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I received an e-ARC of this book from the publisher, via NetGalley.
*Note: The quotes used belong to A.M. Arthur; TBQ's Book Palace does not claim them. Any mistakes or typos in the quotes are my own fault.
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