Reviewed by Melissa Brus
Member of the Paranormal Romance Review Team
This book can most aptly be described as dark and delicious! However, I was reading this book while waiting in the doctor’s office. I definitely do not recommend that. Luckily I was waiting for a family member and not for myself, because if they had taken my blood pressure, I would have been immediately medicated! Why? Because I had reached a huge reveal moment and HOLY COW! The hits just kept on coming. In this book, GR Lyons took all the fabulousness of Kacey, the angst and taboo of Austin, then cackled diabolically and created Hunter’s story. This book addresses so many hard topics: body dysmorphia, gender identity, incest, sexual abuse, societal pressures and expectations. All of these and more are treated with a sensitivity and realism that is astounding. The men involved are vulnerable and strong. These guys are also not simply good or bad which makes the story that much more beautiful and interesting. They all struggle. In the midst of all of this, Lyons creates a super sweet romance. Is it non-traditional? Well yeah. As if all that wasn’t enough, Lyons gives us a phenomenally satisfying ending. All the secrets are out, all those scary skeletons are out of the closet, and there is most definitely a happily ever after. And no, this book will not be for everyone. I still will recommend this series because once you get out of your own way, and accept these guys for who they are, you are in for one heck of an amazing experience. I truly hope that we get to see more. I, for one, want a Simon book!