The only thing in Colin Mulligan’s life that makes sense is taking cars apart and putting them back together. In the auto shop where he works with his father and brothers, he tries to get through the day without having a panic attack or flying into a rage. Drinking helps. So do running and lifting weights until he can hardly stand. But none of it can change the fact that he’s gay, a secret he has kept from everyone.
Rafael Guerrera has found ways to live with the past he’s ashamed of. He’s dedicated his life to social justice work and to helping youth who, like him, had very little growing up. He has no time for love. Hell, he barely has time for himself. Somehow, everything about miserable, self-destructive Colin cries out to him. But down that path lie the troubles Rafe has worked so hard to leave behind. And as their relationship intensifies, Rafe and Colin are forced to dredge up secrets that both men would prefer stay buried.
The first one I did on audio, this one I read. And both are amazing books, but I think this kind of intense story I would enjoy having read to me. Will be buying on audio.
So this one starts before his brother leaves, but it is all about Colin.
Colin has lead a life of lies and deceit for so long he really doesn’t know any different. He could never imagine telling his tough as nails father and brothers not only is there one gay son in the family, but actually two! So he hides.
Then one night his life changes, another anonymous hook up in a back alley turns into a arch angel coming to save the day and possibly his life.
Unlike the first book, I found this one a lot harder to read/hear the story. Just the amount of hatred towards people. And I know its out there, but gosh. The self destruction Colin was doing, the hopelessness. Then when he finds a glimmer of hope he finds the real truth.
Talk about two broken souls. Rafe and Colin need each other to fix each other but so many outside forces family, society, lies. It’s hard to see the light.
And amazing tale with an amazing HEA