The only way to fall in love is to take the first step.
For Caleb, that first step leads to fear, violence, and the death of the only boy he’s ever loved. He won’t—can’t—admit who he is to himself. How could he ever share his deepest secrets with someone else?
Josaiah has known he was gay since he was seven. He’s experienced in more ways than one—with sex, with other men, and as a dominant. But love is something he can’t accept or give, and he’s walled himself off from any kind of affection.
Can Caleb confront his ghosts and learn to love himself and his new dom? Will Josaiah remember how to love and be loved in turn? As Caleb and Josaiah take the first few steps toward each other, their pasts threaten to overwhelm their future.
Overall – 3
Performance – 3
Story – 3
This is the first audiobook I’ve listened to by Richard Pendragon (AFAIK, but his voice sounds really familiar) and I understand that it’s the first book written by Jaiyde Thomas. As a first effort I thought the writing was not bad but it was a bit choppy for me in places. I’m sure her writing will improve as time goes on. The story is set in my home town and I didn’t notice any glaring errors in the description of the various real-life places mentioned – always a good thing. The narration really didn’t work too well for me. It’s hard to put my finger on it but I just didn’t seem to hear/feel the emotions that I believe the author intended us to feel and that impacted my enjoyment of the story.
A complimentary copy of this audiobook was provided to me at my request but my review was voluntary and not influenced by the author and/or narrator.