by Leta Blake

Vespertine - Leta Blake & Indra Vaughn
Pages: 396

Can a priest and a rock star obey love's call?

Seventeen years ago, Jasper Hendricks and Nicholas Blumfeld's childhood friendship turned into a secret, blissful love affair. They spent several idyllic months together until Jasper's calling to the Catholic priesthood became impossible to ignore. Left floundering, Nicky followed his own trajectory into rock stardom, but he never stopped looking back.

Today, Jasper pushes boundaries as an out, gay priest, working hard to help vulnerable LGBTQ youth. He's determined to bring change to the church and the world. Respected, admired, and settled in his skin, Jasper has long ignored his loneliness.

As Nico Blue, guitarist and songwriter for the band Vespertine, Nicky owns the hearts of millions. He and his bandmates have toured the world, lighting their fans on fire with their music. Numbed by drugs and fueled by simmering anger, Nicky feels completely alone. When Vespertine is forced to get sober, Nicky returns home to where it all started.

Jasper and Nicky's careers have ruled their lives since they parted as teens. When they come face to face again, they must choose between the past's lingering ghosts or the promise of a new future.

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Publisher: Independently Published
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Pairings: MM
Heat Level: 5
Romantic Content: 5
Character Identities: Gay, Bisexual
Languages Available: English, French
Reviews:on The Nocturnal Library:

"Vespertine is everything you want a romance to be: it's painful, exciting, emotional, deeply romantic, at times desperate, joyful and even illuminating."

on The Novel Approach Reviews:

"Vespertine is beautiful, emotional, raw at times, funny at times, definitely sexy, and a gorgeous, gorgeous love story."

Christi Snow on Smitten With Reading Reviews wrote:

"The book is INCREDIBLY well done. This is one of those books that as I read it, I mourned the countdown on my kindle to the end. I didn't want it to end, but when it did, I was so happy that I had the chance to read it. Yes, it's that good.I HIGHLY RECOMMEND."

About the Author

Author of the bestselling book Smoky Mountain Dreams and the fan favorite Training Season, Leta Blake’s educational and professional background is in psychology and finance, respectively. However, her passion has always been for writing. She enjoys crafting romance stories and exploring the psyches of made up people. At home in the Southern U.S., Leta works hard at achieving balance between her day job, her writing, and her family.

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