Rating: 4 Cups
Nick has spent his life avoiding commitment after a lifetime of domestic abuse. He was successful until one man embroiled in a life of abuse, unable to break free, makes him want to take a risk on love.
Samuel has spent so long being abused he can see no other way. When Nick shows him love does not mean pain, he runs from fear of the unknown and struggles to break free.
Two men come together on the beaches while on vacation and their lives are forever changed. Can Samuel break the cycle, or will Nick spend his life pining for the one man who makes him believe love is possible?
Warning, do not pick up Loving Samuel expecting an easy romance. What you will get is an edgy love story filled with pain and confusion. In the end the love just may be stronger for the pain. One would think the character Samuel will tug on the heart strings, but in the end Nick is the character the reader empathizes with. I enjoyed the story of Nick and Samuel, but it is a painful read and will leave the reader a bit raw and unsettled.
Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance & More