Far From Ruined
Size: 5.00 x 8.00 in
Two strangers whose paths should never have crossed. One traumatic encounter that brings them together.
After high school senior Silas Brigs is rescued from an attempted assault, he finds himself indebted to a blond stranger. But he wants nothing to do with the calm, quiet Ben Adams. The California diver reminds Silas too much of what brought them together in the first place, an event he just wants to forget. Yet no matter how hard Silas tries to distance himself, the closer the two inevitably gravitate.
With Silas's attacker lurking in the shadows combined with Ben's mysterious history, their blossoming friendship seems doomed to failure. Both are haunted by their shattered pasts, but can they learn to face their demons together? Because, no matter how much Silas wants to resist, they're exactly what the other needs. Even if they don't know it, yet.
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Heat Level: 2
Romantic Content: 4
Ending: Click here to reveal
Character Identities: Bisexual, Gay, Pansexual
Protagonist 1 Age: Under 18
Protagonist 2 Age: 18-25
Tropes: Coming of Age, Friends to Lovers, Geek and Jock, Hurt / Comfort, Love Can Heal / Redemption, Opposites Attract, Passing as Straight, Slow Burning Love, Smartass Twinks, True Love
Word Count: 75000
Languages Available: English
c.j.b on Amazon wrote:
This book made me laugh, cry, sigh, and grin like a lunatic.
Silas is a high school senior who hides behind his sass and snark. After being saved from an assault by the swim team's mysterious diver, Ben Adams, Silas attempts to overcome the traumatic incident. With Ben doing his best to break down the walls Silas has built around his heart, Silas tries his best to open up and let someone in for a change. With Silas's attacker still on the loose, Ben and Silas find hope in each other's friendship and affection. Hopefully, they can overcome their demons together.
Beautiful words! Such beautiful, poetic words. I was sucked in from the beginning and have read it multiple times now because it is just. that. dang. fabulous! These are some of the best developed characters I've ever had the pleasure of reading about, and I feel personally invested in their story. They just seem so real, you know? This is such a great story of growth and acceptance, and I hope whoever's reading this review gives it a chance. It won't take long to suck you in and hold you hostage. I can't wait for the next book because I need more sassy Silas and bashful Ben!
*Warning! Don't start reading this at night or else you WILL stay up and finish the entire book. . . Even if you just read it the day before, lol* You're welcome from a very sleepy, but satisfied reader.
Eric Juarez on Amazon wrote:
I've read and enjoyed many different genre's, but to be honest, I've never been pulled toward reading a romance about two guys. But I thought why not give it a shot. I thought I'd read just a couple chapters before doing housework. Needless to say, my housework didn't get done. Those two chapters turned into the entire book! I couldn't put it down!
This author has a way with words. She draws you in and keeps you. It has all the feels, I'm so attached to Silas and Ben. The character development and storyline is outstanding! I loved these characters, this book and this author. Book two will be a definite buy. I can't wait!
Claudia Owens on Goodsreads wrote:
The was an excellent book and good find. I loved the authors writing style and story telling. I can’t wait for the next book in this series. Definitely recommend to readers!
It's been a while since I read this and I just realized I never wrote a review, but despite that I have no hesitation in writing one now because this story stuck with me and that really says something about the significance of the story telling.
I thankfully have no personal experience with the type of aggresive/ violent encounter that opens and frames this book, but the way the scene itself and all of the emotional upheaval throughout the story are described I *felt* it (in a non-scarring, but definitely made me cry, sort of way). I just have to give Knight such credit for the way she handled it. Sincerely, well done.
I love Silas and his snarky antisocial ways, I love Ben and his wholesome goodness. I love, love, love them together. Without getting into spoilers all I can say is read this book. Thoroughly recommend.