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RECLAIMING LOVE
V.L. MCELFRESH
ISBN: 978-1-60088-293-7
August 2008
Cobblestone Press
www.cobblestone-press.com
E-book
$6.99
192 Pages
Gay Romantic Suspense
Rating: 5 cups

 

Kevin Stohler managed to get away from his obsessed and violent lover. His physical scars have healed, but the mental ones have not. When he meets Connor, his self-esteem is so damaged, he cannot understand why the man is attracted to him.

Connor McCann moved away from his family and friends when his lover dumped him for a younger man. Alone in a new city, Connor spots Kevin in a bookstore and the attraction is instant. He attempts to strike up a conversation, but is surprised by Kevin’s unwillingness to make eye contact. He eventually gets his wish of a date with Kevin when Kevin’s best friend helps.

As Connor and Kevin begin building a foundation to a possible future, Kevin’s ex-lover’s violent behavior escalates. While Connor will do anything to help protect Kevin, it is unclear if Kevin’s ex-lover will be stopped before something terrible happens.

Reclaiming Love will tug at your heartstrings and make you want to cheer for this couple. Ms. McElfresh gives the reader a bird’s-eye-view of the aftermath of abuse. While some of the scenes are violent, they drive home with factual information about abuse and what must be done to survive it. This book grabs you by the throat and does not let go until you have read the last page. I did not want it to end. The love between Connor and Kevin, both highly honorable men is palpable. I adored how Connor allowed Kevin to be in control at all times so he could heal. The sex is fireworks hot, and beautifully illustrated word wise. I cannot recommend this book enough, it is a keeper!

Regina
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