Reviewed by Linda Tonis
Member of the Paranormal Romance Guild Review Team
This is the second book in the series. Before you read this review, I highly suggest beginning with book one, in the Name of the Father, or you would not have the important details of what Seth suffered in his life.
Although Seth is beginning to accept his Daddy/boy dynamic and is deeply in love with Malcolm, he still can’t put his past behind him. Knowing that Seth needs more than he can give him, Malcolm has finally convinced Seth to see a therapist who deals with PTSD. With the holidays coming, Seth is filled with excitement because he never got to celebrate them when he lived at home. Malcolm is determined to make the holidays a new happy memory.
Seth gets up the courage to visit the club where Malcolm met his past boy, Everett. Of course, he only went as far as the dance floor, but it was a beginning. Malcolm has been working hard at bringing down the church that Seth attended, including his father. When detectives come asking questions, it could put Seth back where he started from, afraid and worried about being rejected by Malcolm. Malcolm constantly assures him will never happen.
I stated previously in my last review for book one that I am not a huge fan of Daddy/boy dynamics, but I look past that because the story is much more than sex. It is a story of a boy who suffered at the hands of the church and his father, a church that should embrace love, not spew hatred, and a father who should love his child not berate and torture him.
There is a lot of sex but beside that there is a lot of caring and love.