Garth has never regretted his path into ministry…until one night an unexpected kiss has him questioning everything.
Father Garth is a priest with a problem. For years, he’s had a fascination with a particular congregant. Though he’s never actually acknowledged his sexuality, Garth’s definitely more attracted to men than women. Fortunately, he hasn’t had to deal with making a moral decision…until the night he is caught in the dark and kissed senseless. Now, he fantasizes that the kiss was from the one man he can’t forget—Eli Jennings. For Garth, the man of his fantasies could be his, but how does he reconcile human desire with his vow to God?
Faking Perfection had a lot of things not going for it. Head hopping – in fact in one section, I almost got a headache because I wasn’t sure if it was from Eli or Garth’s POV and had to re-read three pages over and over before I finally gave up trying to figure it out, boring sex scenes, and information that just seemed left out for some reason.
That said, I liked the book. Garth is a priest in the Catholic church. He’s never consciously thought of his sexuality before, but one stolen kiss three years earlier makes it hard to concentrate on his calling…especially when a man he always imagined as the kisser comes back to town. I wish the anguish was more intense. As much as I’m not a fan of angst, I never got the intense anguish that should have accompanied Garth’s pain as he tried to decide between his job as priest or his feelings for Eli.
Eli, I’m a bit torn about – there isn’t a lot of depth to his character. All we really know is that he loves Garth and even in that, I was never quite sure if he loved the man or just had a fetish for the man of the cloth.
I must admit, I wish it had been longer and there had been more depth for both characters. Technically, this got a 3.5 star review as it sits directly between where I score a 3 or 4 star book, but since we can only give full ratings, I’ve gone with 4 as even with all of its faults, I still say this was a good story to read.