LISA MARIE DAVIS
GLBT, M/M Romance
Rating: 4 Cups
Nearly twenty years ago Jasper Brady’s family was viciously torn apart by the murder of his older sister Monica. Now Jasper must face his tortured past or forever be its victim.
Coming home to Carson is a mixed blessing for Zander Macon. It will give him time to heal physically, if not necessarily emotionally, but will also allow him the opportunity to do a little digging into the murder of one his best childhood friends.
Why he agreed to see his mother after all of this time has Jasper shaking his head, because if it were not for her neglect, he would never have become the victim of a monster. Jasper has become an expert at emotional avoidance, but when Zander shows up on his doorstep and wants to look into Monica’s murder, nothing can stop the tide of longing he feels for this man. The years of pain and torment bubble to the surface, and for the first time in Jasper’s life, he has someone to trust besides his therapist. Zander and Jasper begin peeling back the layers of lies and deceit to uncover the truth, and it takes all of Zander’s will not to exact vengeance for the man he is quickly falling in love with.
Do not let the romance genre fool you, because this is an amazing crime story as well. The evil lurking next door to the Brady’s will make your skin crawl, and when the whole truth comes out it will leave you as stunned and sickened as our main characters. Zander is a pillar of strength for Jasper throughout this whole ordeal, but at no time does it ever make Jasper seem weak or needy. Reading this really makes you ache for the childhood Jasper lost, and revel in the love he has found with Zander.
Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance & More