Running to You Book Cover Running to You
Andrew Grey
M/M Romance
Dreamspinner Press
March 13, 2018
177

Home, love, and possibilities he never imagined are waiting for Billy Joe to claim them. But first he needs to escape the horrors of his past.

A twisted act of cruelty and prejudice drives Billy Joe from his Mississippi home, and he makes it as far as Pennsylvania—where his car breaks down just as the year’s first snowstorm blows in. Fortunately, Carlos is there to lend a hand.

Carlos is no stranger to hardship. His family rejected him for being gay, but with determination, he put himself through school and became a librarian. Carlos sees the same willpower in Billy, and he wants to help Billy and his son succeed in a new life that is very different from the one they left behind. With his support, they start to adjust, and before long, both men want more than encouragement from each other. They want the chance for a future together, but their families have other ideas… and Billy’s will stop at nothing to get what they want.

Reviewed by: Linda Tonis 

Member of the Paranormal Romance Review Team

Billy Joe Massier grew up in a home filled with hate but one night he saw something so horrendous that he knew then and there that he had to get him and his son as far away a possible from the life he has been living.

Tyler is almost three and he was born from a mistake Billy made when he slept with a girl even knowing he was gay but that mistake was his greatest blessing and he was determined to see his son live a very different life than he did. While his parents were both asleep he packed whatever he could and ran with Tyler for as far as he could.

Living in Mississippi Billy was not prepared for the snow storm he found himself in when he was going through Philadelphia. As if the snow wasn’t bad enough his car died and if it wasn’t for the help of a stranger, Carlos Miras he and Tyler might have frozen to death.

Carlos is half Mexican with a huge heart and there was no way he wouldn’t stop to help someone, especially someone with a small child. Carlos found a furnished apartment in his building and set Billy up but he went even further when he found out that Billy did construction work. Carlos works as a Librarian at a University and there is an opening for a maintenance man, and that was the start of Billy and Carlos’s story.

Carlos was disowned by his family for being gay and he like Billy ran away so now they both are looking for a family and for love. These were two men who ran from their families but for totally different reasons but whatever the reasons they were both searching for the same thing. I won’t go into details about what Billy witnessed because it is something unfortunately that probably still occurs and because it is so very sad. Gays have come a long way but for every step they take forward they still have to face the same horrors that they always did.