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 story was heartbreaking, what people go through when they are perceived as different from the norm. The actual pain that both men go through is just sad.
The torment that people put themselves through because of society, family, and other influences is just wrong. As they work through their undeniable attraction they help each other to grow and learn to love themselves.
The narrator is Spencer Goss, he does a great job. He makes it feel like you are truly apart of this story. I really enjoyed listening this story.