Chicago 1982 is a goldmine for the construction industry, and Eric and his two business partners are thriving. Once nothing more than orphans in a Catholic boys’ home, they’ve overcome poverty and abuse to obtain success. Now living the lives they once only dreamed of, they’re sure of one thing: they will never look back.
Then the past returns, by way of a cheap polyester suit and a smile Eric has never forgotten—and all the dark memories come crashing back. Lucky for him, Jimmy has no idea who Eric is, or who Eric used to be…
Genre: Gay, Contemporary Romance
Notes: contains some explicit content and references past abuse. This story also includes brief flashbacks of graphic violence.
This quick 100 plus page book was not my favorite by this author.
Couple of things that hit my ‘not for me’ buttons. We get lots of back story, how they met, grew up. Fine, it’s important to understand what bonded them together. But then at the start of every chapter, we get more, and it’s all italicized. For some reason, that style of script alone drives me nuts. The other one, I can’t say without giving the main plot issue away. But really..
On the plus side, being taken back to the 1980’s was fun. Listening to a verbiage, the authors writing itself of course is flawless.
And even though, it’s about all three players, we are focus on just one, so we aren’t lost or getting vignette of all three in this shorter. And of course we are given a HFN ending, which is nice.
Henley was born with a full-blown passion for run-on sentences, a zealous indulgence in all words descriptive, and the endearing tendency to overuse punctuation. Since the early years Henley has been an enthusiastic writer, from the first few I-love-my-dog stories to the current leap into erotica. A self-professed Google genius, Henley lives for the hours spent digging through the Internet for ‘research purposes’ which, more often than not, lead seven thousand miles away from first intentions but bring Henley to new discoveries and ideas that, once seeded, tend to flourish. Henley has been proudly publishing with Less Than Three Press since 2012.
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