Genre: Contemporary, Erotic
LGBTQ+ Category: Gay
Reviewer: Linda, Paranormal Romance Guild
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About The Book
“Never Leave, please?”
Jonathan and Seth aren’t orphans, but growing up together they often felt like they could only rely on each other. When circumstances force them to go from best friends to roommates, they easily progress from sharing a bed to sharing their first kiss.
One evening Seth comes home early from his job as a mechanic with the intention of getting in some private me-time before Jonathan finishes self-studying at the town library. He must plan anew though, when he finds a naked Jonathan already on their bed, and the two young men feel drawn to share yet another first with each other…
This was a very short story and although it’s erotic, it seemed more to me like a story about two boys who never had the parental love they deserved.
Seth and Jonathan were always together, from the time they were young boys. Seth’s mother worked nights and his father was never around. Jonathan’s mother was ill and spent most of her time in bed, and his father sent money but never actually showed up. For all intents and purposes, these two boys were nearly orphans, and if they hadn’t been able to depend on each other, they would have been alone.
When Seth’s mom meets a doctor and is preparing to marry him, both she and her new husband-to-be make it clear that Seth is not wanted. His mother had him at the age of sixteen, and he was always in the way of her having the life she wanted. As if it was his fault – she was the one who had unprotected sex, after all.
Jonathan’s mom dies, and he discovers what his father has been doing when he was supposedly working to earn money for his family.
These two young boys find themselves once again having to fend for themselves. Seth, at the age of sixteen, goes to work at a repair shop and is able to afford a very small apartment. With nowhere else to go, Jonathan moves in with Seth while he finishes his last year of school.
These two boys find themselves wanting more than just friendship. Put in the position of sharing a bed and living close together, it’s very easy to imagine them finding closeness in each other’s arms.
I am an avid reader the mother of 3 sons and grandmother to seven grandchildren. Since retiring I have been doing more reading while volunteering as a CASA worker. CASA is an organization that works with the family court system to ensure that children are in the best living situation. There are way too many children that get overlooked in the foster care system and I visit homes and make visits to the parents. I was born and raised in New York and my husband of 50 years and I live in Upstate New York.
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