Reviewed by: Linda Tonis
Member of the Paranormal Romance Review Team
Nineteen year old Orestis longs for the kind of relationship his best friend Alex has with his partner Nicolas but he is sure that it will never happen to him. One night at a bar he meets a man who sets him on fire but he only has that one night to remember because his one night stand walks away without even asking his name.
Emir is a Turkish Cypriot and knows that there is no chance for a future with Orestis who is a Greek Cypriot. Unfortunately in spite of thinking he was doing the right thing walking away he can’t get the young man out of his mind. Orestis like Emir is determined to find the man who set his heart on fire and with a little research he finds him.
This is a forbidden love story, a Turkish Cypriot and a Greek Cypriot fall in love but in addition to that difference they also have to deal with being gay. Emir’s family accepts him but that is not the case with Orestis whose father uses him as a punching bag and whose mother turns a blind eye.
Two young men looking for love, one of them sure and one of them doubting. The question do I love him, does he love me, will we last, questions that can lead to disappointment and pain. I will not go into any more detail about this love affair or who had the doubts but it is a beautiful story.