Published January 1st, 2017
Genre And Theme: LGBTQ, Romance, Contemporary
Length: 392 pages, ebook
Publisher: Kindle Alexander LLC
Ebook ISBN/ASIN: B B01N2YB8Y5
Characters: Kellus Hardin, Arik Layne
Blurb: Artist Kellus Hardin let love and loyalty cloud his past decisions, a mistake he definitely won’t make again. Now, lost and alone, he’s left to pick up the shattered pieces of his broken heart while facing the truth of his reality.
Arik Layne exudes power, confidence, and determination. But when an encounter with the guarded artist shakes him to the core and alters all his future goals, he finds more than just his heart on the line.
For Kellus, opening himself to love isn’t an option.
All Arik wants is to make the artist his.
Can love create a masterpiece when it’s painted on your heart?
Now, this isn’t so much in the category of a backlog reviews, because I just happened to read this book this month. I know! I know! I haven’t been that active and that updated with all the books coming out because I apparently need to attend to the world of adulting. Okay, now I know that this isn’t a post about myself so I’d go straight to the point. I absolutely fucking loved this book. LOVED IT.
There aren’t many authors who create main characters with HIV most likely because of the stigma attached to it. See, that stigma in real life is being translated into what we read as well. I think I’ve read not so many books whose main characters are inflicted by it – books that are real good, I mean. I loved what the author did it. I was touched.
The story is extremely emotional and probably the angst-iest book of the authors. The sadness pouring out of Kellus is almost palpable in each page. The lost love, lost respect, lost lover…it’s heartbreaking.
The arrival of Arik into his life like a lifeline by itself. He is what Kellus’s needed in order to move on. The intensity of their chemistry is there and the love is believable. It wasn’t quick but it wasn’t slow either. They took their time.
Arik helping Kellus to heal is beautiful. I’m just so touched by these two.
There are infuriating moments in it but it was eclipsed by Arik’s personality. It was diminished by Kellus’ acceptance of love and loss.
I just want to thank the authors for this beautiful book.
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
About The Author
Best Selling Author Kindle Alexander is an innovative writer, and a genre-crosser who writes classic fantasy, romance, suspense, and erotica in the male/male genre. It’s always a surprise to see what’s coming next!