Christian Goodley did the unthinkable and now he’s left everyone to suffer the consequences of his actions. His family returned home from church, only to find him laying on the floor, in a pool of his own blood.
At the hospital, Vivian got the devastating news about her son. With the family trying to put the pieces of their lives back together, Vivian is having stomach pains and after an important phone call, returned to the hospital. There, she received two additional pieces of information that forever altered the course of her life. Consequently, Vivian set forth a plan of action to undo years of her wrongdoings. While Vivian was focused on her plan and protecting her life-changing secrets, tensions start to brew between Cordell and his stepfather. This unfolds a past of abuse, lies and betrayal that in turn, leads to an ultimate showdown that threatens one of their lives.
Because of his web of lies and secrets, Damien’s personal life is a disaster. His professional life, on the other hand, couldn’t be better. He is selected to represent his school at a national teaching conference. While on this trip, he accidentally stumbles across evidence that questions everything he knows to be true. Is Damien’s mind playing a dirty trick on him or is this newfound information actually reality?
Crimes of the Heart 2: The Aftermath, is a story of secrets, lies, betrayal and redemption. Just how far would a remorseful mother go to protect her flesh and blood?g
Publisher: Independently Published
Heat Level: 5
Romantic Content: 4
Ending: Click here to reveal
Character Identities: Gay
Protagonist 1 Age: 18-25
Protagonist 2 Age: 18-25
Protagonist 3 Age: 18-25
Tropes: Bad Breakup, Best Friend’s Sibling, Cheating, (Hits) Close to Home, Coming of Age, Coming Home, Coming Out / Closeted, First Time, Forbidden Love, Mind Games, Rescue, Wide-Eyed Innocence, Hurt / Comfort
Word Count: 96460
Setting: Orlando, Florida; Cincinnati, Ohio
Languages Available: English
Series Type: Same Universe / Various Characters
EL on Amazon wrote:
After reading both of these books (Yes I read both in just over one week), I was blown away.. I must say the writing was excellent. Great story line, structure, and body. Reminds me of my high school tryst.
Continue to write Mr. Grant with hopes and aspirations that this series will be made into a movie. I have volume 3 of the series and will begin reading it upon finishing this review.
Alex on Amazon wrote:
One of the best series of books that I have read in quite a long time. I felt like I knew all of the characters in this book personally. As soon as I finished reading it I immediately ordered the next in the series. What an amazing author that I hope gets a LOT more recognition.
This is a nail-biter through and through. I finally got my copy of this sequel, and I have been unable to put it down. I don’t know what to say without spoiling anything for other readers, but I have to say that this is a MUST READ for anyone who enjoys homoerotic fiction that explores the lives of people other than just in their bedroom. However, it must be noted that this story is not just about its gay characters. Several other characters have a place in this story and you get to read about how their lives are involved or cross paths with the main characters, and it really gives you a great cross-section of the lives of people as whole, gay or straight. This series is an excellently crafted piece of literature that gives you just enough to make you happy but keep coming back for more. I can’t wait to see what happens in the next book. I know it’s going to be good, and I commend the author on doing such a great job of showing the lives of his characters so vividly on the page. I want so much more from this author…ASAP!!!